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February 21 - International Mother Language Day

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Street food of Kolkata

Rout in Rajasthan - Congress in panic mode

While television studio warriors and Twitter commandos go on and on debating the impact of the recent state elections in north India and whether these will be relevant to the Lok Sabha contest in April-May 2014, Dilli Billi decided to do some number crunching. We began with Rajasthan. This state sent a number of Congress stalwarts, including high-profile ministers, to Parliament in...

Paperback Patrol  

Picture This


The afternoon was hot, muggy. The fan was rotating sullenly. As sullen as I felt for I had been dragged to bed by the mother...

The Golden-Winged Kite  

On missing Saraswati Puja


I’m staring out the window at the grey sky and the leafless trees. I take a sip of tea to soothe my raspy throat. I have been congested ...

M3 Spotlight  

Top tips to ace nursery admission interview

From choosing the perfect school to ensuring that their child clears the interview, many young, anxious parents, especially in the big cities, every year face a trying time during nursery admissions. If you too are among those losing sleep over it, carry on reading, as listed below are some easy tips to help you and your child ace the interview process....

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Basanta Utsav

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Dibyojyoti Pal
Green Card
My Sachin Story
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Converted Calcuttan
What’s in a name?!
Swati Lahiri
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Beautiful Bengal  

A weekend at Taki – Maach, mishti and more

Taki is a cosy and quiet retreat, just a two-hour drive from the city. It is situated 73 km northeast of Calcutta, in North 24-Parganas, bordering Bangladesh. After crossing Science City, as you drive down Basanti Road cross the Bantala Leather Complex, the landscape starts changing from urban to semi-urban and finally to rural. Villages with paddy fields and fish ponds appear on either side of the road, replacing buildings.
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