Shantanu Guha Ray

Silent Advani, Sunset Club

Mar 22 2019

As the BJP's first list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections was released, it saw eight-time MP and veteran leader LK Advani removed from his Lok Sabha seat Gandhinagar. Advani, who played an important part in the party's journey so far, fell silent.

Unlike a Brand Custodian

Mar 04 2019

Mukund Rajan’s book, Brand Custodian: My Years With The Tatas, is a one step forward two step backward mashup of memoir, aided with loads of self-help and philosophy.

Marigold for all seasons

Feb 24 2019

Chadha’s latest book, Marigold Years, hit the markets around the time when the London-based Independent newspaper profiled Oriana Fallaci, the most extraordinary journalist Italy has ever produced.

New Twist In The Tale Of Singh Brothers

Feb 20 2019

Blood brothers Malvinder Singh and Shivinder Singh, who have been at each other’s throats for long, are now singing a different tune. Malvinder Singh, one of the brothers, is saying bulk of their missing cash - estimated at Rs 5481 crore - was loaned to their mentor, and a former CEO of the group, and the brother of the CEO.

Let A Billion Ideas Shine In India

Feb 08 2019

I have one thing common with Sanjeev Sanyal, sorry two. Khan Market in Delhi and lakes in South Kolkata which are the ideal hub for conversations and lovers, in that way.

Top Cop On The Run Shocks Kolkata

Feb 03 2019

There are charges against him that he destroyed crucial evidence linking politicians to Ponzi Scheme owners in the state? It means he has virtually saved members of the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress.

I told myself I do not want to die: Manisha Koirala

Jan 29 2019

The first thing Manisha Koirala, once a top Bollywood actress, told herself after doctors dropped a dreaded word into her ears like molten lava on tender earth: “I do not want to die.” She texted her friend, remembered her days as a beautiful, much sought-after star on the silver screen.

Do you know who is Shrikant Mohta?

Jan 28 2019

Kolkata is in a state of shock, the rebellious city lies like a prostrate, disemboweled Gulliver. There’s a deadly silence in the city where dailies and news channels are currently debating a soccer derby between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, not Mohta. Why? Wasn't he the biggest influencer of West Bengal’s fledgling film industry?

Rahul Gandhi confuses his Gandhi, this time in Dubai

Jan 13 2019

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has once again criticised the BJP-led NDA government and PM Narendra Modi on the foreign soil. His latest interactions with NRIs in Dubai revolved again around his penchant for lampooning the government back home.

Big Delhi cleanup rattles Indian financial markets

Jan 11 2019

The move caused flutter in the Mumbai financial markets, the National Stock Exchange (NSE) said in a two line note that Chawla, its chairman, had resigned following the government move.