Articles by Amita Ghose
May 02, 2018
Police officer, thriller writer, social media whiz: Meet the Kolkata cop who tracks crime in fiction and real lifeSupratim Sarkar has used his way with words to write a collection of crime stories and manage the content of Kolkata Police's social media platforms | #FirstCulture
Apr 12, 2018
Kolkata journalist beaten, stripped for covering poll violence: How West Bengal govt is imposing 'fascist' clampdown on mediaIt seems that the term 'fascist terror', that TMC once used to overthrow CPM govt in Kolkata, is something they themselves have resorted to in West Bengal.
Apr 03, 2018
Serampore's 232-year-old Denmark Tavern gets a glorious restoration: Take a look withinWith Serampore a popular pit-stop for Danish and English traders, in 1786, a British innkeeper called James Parr, opened the Denmark Tavern & Hotel. In no time at all, the tavern became a favourite among Europeans | #FirstCulture
Mar 31, 2018
Two years after Kolkata's Vivekananda Road flyover collapse, West Bengal govt dithers on demolishing remaining structurePart of the Vivekananda Road flyover in Kolkata collapsed in 2016. Even as the remaining structure poses a danger, the government is dithering on whether to demolish it.
Mar 06, 2018
Kolkata's timekeeper: Meet Swapan Dutta, a fourth generation supervisor of the city's clocksThe Dutta family has been looking after the clock towers of Kolkata ever since the British Raj | #FirstCulture
Feb 22, 2018
Kolkata transwoman's passport application rejected: Incident highlights low awareness of trans rightsBorn male, but identifying as female, Sandeepta Das' passport application was rejected by an official, allegedly on the grounds that she hadn't undergone Sex Reassignment Surgery
Jan 17, 2018
Indian techie who tied the knot with same-sex partner in Yavatmal recounts their journeyCalifornia-based techie Hrishi tied the knot with his partner Vinh at a ceremony in his hometown Yavatmal. This is their story | #FirstCulture
Jan 16, 2018
Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta passes away aged 84: The man, his music, and legacyThose closest to sarod maestro Pandit Buddhadev Dasgupta paint a picture of a highly intelligent man, who loved jokes, good food, nurturing young talent and above all — music | #Firstpost
Jan 05, 2018
'Muktir Alo' aimed to economically liberate the women of Sonagachi. Did it succeed?Muktir Alo — launched with great optimism in 2016 — was supposed to provide the women of Sonagachi, Asia's largest red-light district, an alternative career in the film/TV industry. Nearly two years later, what has it achieved?
Dec 16, 2017
As jatra's 'purush ranis' fade away, Ranjan Bose is keeping the art of female impersonation aliveThe era of the great purush ranis (male actors who play female roles on stage) in jatra theatre is believed to have ended. But Ranjan Bose Roy's artistry provides hope | #FirstCulture