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Kolkata's heritage tram Paat Rani to promote tourism and jute products
Kolkata: It was almost a losing turf war that Kolkata's tram fought for decades despite being part of the former British colonial capital's urban landscape for over 140 years now.
Winter wraps from the Valley
With the chill of winter approaching one promptly retrieves the woollens and shawls that spell ‘Kashmir’, lovingly stored in boxes with mothballs in summer. Anju Munshi gives a lowdown on the rich heritage of Kashmiri woollen handicrafts
In societies set with patriarchal values, middle-aged women trying to chart a life of their own are looked at with suspicion. But some break the norm anyway, as protagonists in two films, one from Georgia and the other from India, show, writes Ranjita Biswas
Diwali embodies the spirit of winning—the triumph of light over darkness. This year, the Diwali celebrations are all about tiding over the ravages of a pandemic which has crippled our economy and disintegrated our social lives. Amidst this gloom hope keeps us going…hope that the lights and fireworks of Diwali will spiritually uplift us and help us in killing the virus much like the execution of the ten-headed evil king Ravana! With that hope let us celebrate Diwali not only with lit diyas, new clothes, rangoli decorations and prayers, but also with feasting on our favourite Diwali sweets and desserts.
Kolkata/IBNS: Barrister-writer-activist Cherie Blair in a virtual interactive session on Tuesday said women won't be totally free as long as prejudices against them persist.
Retired Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and former Enforcement Directorate (ED) chief, Karnal Singh, was a part of the special team of Delhi Police, which had carried out the much debated encounter of terrorists in Batla House in the national capital in 2008. In an interaction with Ehsaas Woman of Mumbai Ketki Bhatia in the latest edition of An Author's Afternoon, hosted by Prabha Khaitan Foundation and presented by Shree Cement, Singh spoke about his book Batla House where he wrote about the encounter extensively. IBNS-TWF correspondent Souvik Ghosh brings excerpts of the interaction