articles by Shantanu Guha Ray

India

Fire at West Bengal hospital raises interest on Ronald Ross who discovered malarial parasite

The devastating inferno that rattled both patients and physicians in West Bengal's SSKM Hospital last week, thankfully, left out a living room sized laboratory where British medical doctor, Ronald Ross, discovered how malaria transmits

India

Arnab Goswami signs into last evening at Times Now, will exit without a big bang

While Arnab Goswami has kept his cards close to his chest, he has already asked a number of his colleagues to put in their papers.

Business

Ratan Tata-Cyrus Mistry spat: How Niira Radia returned to Tata fold in full swing

The only female lobbyist among Delhi's top notch power brokers, known for her workaholism, grasp of human psychology and technical jargon, is playing it super safe in her second ride with the rich and powerful

Life

Missing trekkers have cast a shadow on Himachal Pradesh's booming tourism business

A spate of missing trekkers (the latest being American national Justin Alexander Shetler) in the upper reaches of Himachal Pradesh has become a matter of acute embarrassment for the External Affairs Ministry.

India

Why Arnab Goswami left Times Now: He became bigger than brand, thorn for Jains

Arnab Goswami, India’s most watched news anchor whose jingoistic pitch — a practice sustained from his schoolroom debates — helped him sweep away almost 80 percent viewership, could soon chart a new course away from Times Now amidst rumours of some irreconcilable differences with its owners.

Business

Curious case of repeated arrest and release of Jignesh Shah (or how Rs 5,600 cr lost without trace?)

It is clear that there is a pattern in the way all the investigative agencies went about handling the Rs 5,600 crore NSEL scam case

Politics

Samajwadi Party row: Has Amar Singh return opened up a Pandora's box?

Far from the dust-up that enveloped Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Samajwadi Party on Monday night, Amar Singh spent some very casual moments in faraway Kolkata

First Cricket News

BCCI vs Lodha Committee: Panel never ordered freezing of bank accounts

Justice RM Lodha has defended his right to checkmate the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from disbursing cash to state associations but said he had not stopped funds for routine matters

India

The worst-kept secret about Abesh Dasgupta's death: Money and power silenced the truth

The curious case of Abesh Dasgupta’s death has all but fallen off the map of Kolkata where many are now waiting eagerly to see

Politics

Mr Fix It back in Samajwadi Party: Amar Singh tries to make the most in final litmus test

Once passed off as the sunset man of Indian politics, Amar Singh has emerged out of his deadwood chest to live for what possibly could be his last hurrah.

Politics

Exclusive: Baba Ramdev and RSS lobbying govt to tax Coca-Cola, PepsiCo heavily

During their meetings with the two ministries, representatives of the RSS and Baba Ramdev are learnt to have cited warnings of health campaigners that adults and children in India continued to consume huge quantities of hidden sugar in processed food and drink, fuelling obesity and poor health

Life

Liberation road: Bangladeshi freedom fighters will meet Indian soldiers who fought in 1971 war

This November, freedom fighters who fought alongside the Indian Army in the 1971 liberation war to create Bangladesh will travel by the iconic Jessore Road to meet the families of deceased Indian soldiers.

First Cricket News

Miffed MS Dhoni complains to BCCI about 'technical failures' delaying West Indies T20I

The second match was delayed by 50 minutes despite the weather being fairly bright and sunny, because Sunset and Vine, a top production house in charge of telecasting the game and supplying the game feed to Star Sports, the host broadcaster, failed to uplink signals

Life

Kolkata home where man was found living with skeletons of kin, being eyed by real estate sharks

The so-called 'Hitchcock House' in Kolkata, where 44-year-old Partha De was found living with the skeletons of his father, sister and two Labradors last year, could be targeted by the city's real estate 'syndicate'

India

Will fight NGT panel report on Yamuna floodplains: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar tells Firstpost

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has vowed to fight with scientific evidence the claims of an expert body that blamed his group for damaging the Yamuna riverbanks

India

Rs 120-cr fine on AoL's World Culture Fest 'ad hoc, unscientific': Bureaucrat

A confidential letter by a top bureaucrat has triggered a new controversy in the Art of Living (AOL) case over allegations that its festival had damaged the Yamuna floodplains.

Life

Gaurav Tiwari: Indian ghost buster's mysterious death is magnet for paranormal theories

Did dark forces cause Gaurav Tiwari's death? Or was it a heart attack? Or, as the police seem to believe, suicide?

India

Was charge against Zakir Naik ignored despite ex-PM Manmohan Singh's instructions to MHA?

Former Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh asked the then home secretary R K Singh to probe Zakir Naik, the controversial televangelist blamed for inciting terror attacks in Bangladesh? It appears so, if old letters — dating February 2013 — from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) offer any indication.