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Metro channel equals public urinal

Hawkers with shops near the Metro cinema and vehicle drivers have turned the stretch of sidewalk just opposite the theatre into an open public urinal. What is worse, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation pleads ignorance of the situation.

Mom’s the word

A department of the state government organized an essay and drawing competition for school students on energy saving and green planet. Several students across the state participated in the competition and during the award ceremony, it was observed that most of the winners were from the districts. They couldn’t be…

Rally tells stories of war & love…

I943-44 in Japan: During World War II, the Merrill’s Marauders of the US army advances 750 miles through some of the harshest jungle terrains in the world combating the Japanese Army, traversing more jungle on their long-range patrols than any other unit in the war in a 1943 Ford GPW…

Beauties in motion set to bear the chalice, brave the roads

When owners of vintage and classic cars drive their beloved vehicles down potholed, congested city roads on Sunday they would, like the boy in the James Joyce story, be “bearing a chalice safely through a throng of foes.” The Statesman Vintage & Classic Car Rally is here and so are…

Strange meetings

In a conference for women entrepreneurs held recently, a considerable crowd of businesswomen had gathered. Since the programme was named on a social problem and aimed to find a business solution for it, a large number of other members of the society also went to attend it. The mixed crowd…