January 2014

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The legendary actress Suchitra Sen passed away this morning. Thousands gathered to pay respects to her. Well, I guess getting one glimpse of her was also in their minds. After all no one had seen her in the last 30 years. But her body was brought out of the hospital in a coffin and at…

Read more Suchitra dies ‘young’

As a reporter with The Telegraph in Siliguri, tea was one of my “beats”. I still remember my first “tea story”, the annual general meeting of the Terai Indian Planters Association in Matigara, Siliguri, more than 10 years ago. How confused I was! One gentleman, who still continues to be one of my faithful sources,…

Read more Tea garden workers still asking for wage hike, anyone listening?