Doctors say the condition of Soumitra Chatterjee, who was admitted to a Kolkata hospital on 6 October after testing positive for coronavirus, has improved compared to what it was in the last 48 hours.
India gained her Independence amid the violence of Partition. But did my 92-year-old grandmother ever win hers?
The Filter Koffee Podcast: Taslima Nasreen and translator Arunava Sinha on her latest book, Shameless
In this episode of The Filter Koffee Podcast, noted Bengali author and activist Taslima Nasreen is joined by translator Arunava Sinha; they discuss their individual creative processes.
Biplab Kumar Deb had stirred a controversy by saying Punjabis and Jats are physically strong but less brainy while Bengalis are known to be very intelligent.
Extraction movie review: Chris Hemsworth's Netflix film marries Hollywood grandeur with localised aesthetics
Extraction embraces linguistic and ethnic diversity but fails to be a true-blue 'global' film by giving most of the Indian actors the shorter end of the stick.
Only those who study Assamese till Class 10 will get state govt jobs, says education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Assam education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma clarified that rule will be applicable to all areas in the state, barring three Barak Valley districts and Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts
With her new book on 1971 Indo-Pak war, Anam Zakaria attempts to understand one of the most defining years in South Asian history
Anam Zakaria’s 1971: A People’s History from Bangladesh, Pakistan and India is an attempt at probing one of the most defining years in South Asian history.
Professor Shonku O El Dorado movie review: Satyajit Ray's memorable scientist doesn't come to life in son's film
Professor Shonku O El Dorado is as incalculable a loss as the usurping of the famed scientist’s greatest inventions.
Yogendra Yadav and Shekhar Gupta vouch for a monolithic Assamese identity; get history and politics around NRC all wrong
It is a logical fallacy to support NRC and oppose CAA, as both feeds into each other.
Assam cabinet nod to accord stature of state language to Assamese may stifle growth of other tongues spoken by a few
The cabinet proposal for a state language will have adverse effects on the other minor languages in the sphere of literature.
Zombiesthaan movie review: First Bengali zombie horror film may have an edge but doesn't make most of the advantage
Abhirup Ghosh has obviously been a post-apocalyptic, dystopian and zombie horror film and fiction fan. But then why not take Zombiesthaan to perfection?
Citizenship Amendment Act: BJP chasing ghosts in Assam; Census data shows number of Hindu immigrants may have been exaggerated
The BJP's goal of cultivating the support of a large chunk of Bengali Hindus in Assam using the the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 could very well be based on misconceptions if the available Census data is taken into account
Srijit Mukherji, noted Bengali filmmaker, marries Bangladeshi actress Rafiath Rashid Mithila in private ceremony in Kolkata
Srijit Mukherji made the announcement of his marriage through a social media post
News18 India retains status as most read regional news platform; unique visitors' count jumps 11.6% to 85 mn
News18 Bangla2 grabbed the number one position amongst the Bengali news sites, with an incredible 21 percent month-on-month growth of unique visitors.
Sraboner Dhara movie review: Sudeshna Roy, Abhijit Guha's film suffers for a poorly crafted double narrative
The dichotomy in the dual narrative tracks comes in the way of Sraboner Dhara becoming a commendable work of art
'Why only Gujarati?': Mamata Banerjee says JEE (Mains) must be conducted in all regional languages, warns of protests
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday criticised the Centre for adding Gujarati as a medium for the JEE (Mains) and asked why all other regional languages, including Bengali, should not be included as well
On Amitabh Bachchan 77th birthday, a look at the megastar's regional films, from Anusandhan to Kandahar
Amitabh Bachchan, who rings in his 77th birthday on Friday, has had a career spanning over 40 years in not only Bollywood but other vernacular language films as well.
Shubho Mahalaya 2019: With a week left for Bengal's annual festival, devotees observe auspicious day to welcome Goddess Durga
Shubho Mahalaya 2019: Falling a week before West Bengal's most popular annual festival, Durga puja, comes Mahalaya. This year, the auspicious day falls on Saturday, (28 September), according to the Hindu calendar.
Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb claims those who oppose Hindi do not love India, adds that he is not anti-English
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Monday claimed that those who are opposing Hindi as the 'rashtra bhasha' (national language) do not love the country
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Nirmala Sitharaman's press meet, Hindi Divas, Donald Trump's dismissal of John Bolton; today's must-read stories
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Nirmala Sitharaman's press conference and mega housing push, Donald Trump's dismissal of John Bolton, Hindi Divas, tennis player Kim Clijsters has announced another return to the game; today's must-read stories