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Nov 06, 2017
101 Traces: Kolkata's fading Chinatown is down to just a few familiesKolkata's Chinatown was once home to a thriving community of over 20,000 ethnically Chinese Indian nationals. That number is now estimated to be as low as 2,000. Most of the inhabitants' ancestors moved to Kolkata in the early 20th century, setting up shops and businesses for families of Chinese origin. But of late, the younger generation of the community has been looking to move out of Chinatown, looking for better prospects and standards of living in countries like USA, UK, Australia and Canada. Does this spell the end for the once-bustling Chinatown in Kolkata?
Jul 20, 2017
101 Traces: Monica Liu, the restaurant-owning 'Don' of ChinatownWhen most people look at Monica Liu, they see a smiling restaurant owner in Tangra, Kolkata. But this unassuming grandmother of nine is also known as the Don of Chinatown. Thanks to her, Calcuttans know what Chinese food made by Chinese people tastes like. But Kolkata's woman of steel comes from humble beginnings. During the Indo-China war in 1962, when Monica was just a child, her entire family was arrested and taken to Deoli Camp, Rajasthan. Finally, it was when Monica and another young boy in the camp wrote a letter to the Home Minister, that their release orders were processed. Starting a new life, Monica's mother would make momos to sell to make ends meet. It was from helping her mother every evening that Monica's journey began. Finally, in 1991, she opened Kim Ling, the family's first restaurant. When goons tried to intimidate the family into giving them free food, Monica responded in kind, eventually earning her the title 'Don of Tangra'.
Apr 26, 2017
Here's why Roman Polanski's rape survivor is lobbying the court on the director's behalfThe woman had worked with Roman Polanski when she was a teen.
Apr 06, 2017
Roman Polanski case update: Judge rejects motion for filmmaker to return to the USA US judge on Monday rejected a motion by fugitive filmmaker Roman Polanski seeking assurances that he can return to the United States without fear of being jailed for having sex with a minor four decades ago.
Oct 26, 2016
Democrat minority politics send Chinatown plumping for Trump, other Asians may follow suitMost Asian communities in the US, including the Chinese, may vote for Republican candidate Donald Trump, and not Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, thanks to the minority politics by the Democratic party
Mar 06, 2016
Zootopia review: With life lessons and smart characters, this Disney film is a superb watchAfter Star Wars and now Zootopia it looks like Disney is serious about strong female characters
Feb 08, 2016
Fading Little China: Chinese New Year celebrations show importance of a dwindling community in KolkataAs the Chinese community in India is shrinking, the objective of this picture story is to demonstrate how they come alive during the festival in Kolkata.
Oct 30, 2015
Poland rejects US request to extradite Roman Polanski in 40-year-old rape caseA court in Poland has ruled that the law forbids the extradition of filmmaker Roman Polanski to the US, where he pleaded guilty nearly four decades ago to having sex with a minor.
Sep 11, 2014
Muslims only, please: Why the Noida housing society is no ghettoIs the creation of a Muslim-only colony in Noida an example of ghettoisation or restriction of community members from buying property? Maybe not.
Aug 30, 2012
10 Kickass console style games for the new iPadWho says you can only play games on consoles or PCs? The new iPad's incredible screen and powerful hardware will have you hooked...