British PM David Cameron’s statement last month at Jallianwala Bagh describing the massacre as a “deeply shameful event” re-registered a fact blanked out in British history, writes Indrajit Hazra.
For Peter Parker a.k.a. Spiderman, with great power comes great responsibility. The power invested in him may be random, brought about by the freak bite of a radioactive spider. Indrajit Hazra writes.
Here's a list I've been mind-munching on while folks here have been under the impression that I have been staring at the ceiling for the last 6 days - 6 things that make you feel warm and fuzzy about being an Indian. Indrajit Hazra
I was never much of a James Bond fan. The movies were always too kitschy, too camp, their strings of one-liners and stock situations along with the clunky acting came in the way of any sophisticated storyline or character development. Indrajit Hazra
With Pranab becoming President tomorrow, Bengalis can finally forgive Indians. Indrajit Hazra
The almost inaudible hum at the very start of this superb, majestic album grows and spreads like an inkdrop in an aquarium. An esraj continues the dhun, lulling us into a short heavy-lidded complacency, until...
To say that a part of me has dropped away with the death of Sunil Gangopadhyay would be too melodramatic. If I had been a character in one of his stories, then such a statement would have invited titters and a retort from a young woman. Indrajit Hazra
As Euro 2012 showed us again, what’s an obvious win for some can be a shock victory for others. Indrajit Hazra
Separate norms for different religions will only stoke communal tension, writes Indrajit Hazra
Christopher Columbus died on May 20, 1506, an hour’s high-speed train ride away from Madrid in the picturesque town of Valladolid.
Praise from an opponent can often be embarrassing for a political party. Indrajit Hazra
This is how a great rock album should sound. Or a great pop album. Or a great whatever. Katie White and Jules de Martino aka The Ting Tings have come up with something that has the charge of a head-on car crash and the sheer coolness of a Tate Modern exhibit. Indrajit Hazra writes.
As a Congressman, Salman Khurshid surely has tried his bit to 'strengthen the party' many times before — and has made a hash of it. Indrajit Hazra
The photo-cartoon sent by Jadavpur University prof Ambikesh Mahapatra in the presence of Subrata Sengupta is difficult to explain to a non-Bengali unfamiliar with the Satyajit Ray film, Shonar Kella (The Golden Fortress), Indrajit Hazra
Football is the Beautiful Game and golf the ugliest. But where does carrom fit in the grand hierarchy of sports? I can hear you snigger already. Carrom a sport? Indrajit Hazra writes.