Sanghamitra Mazumdar


Sanghamitra is Senior Editor. She writes on a whole range of subjects including food, parenting and music.

In search of Famagusta: Wandering in a beautiful Mediterranean island, Cyprus
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

A beautiful eastern Mediterranean island, Cyprus boasts of a history that is as rich as it is deeply scarred.

Saregama Carvaan review: This is your little time machine for a musical journey to the past
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

Saregama Carvaan is a music player that looks like the good old transistor given a trendy makeover with Bluetooth, USB and FM support. You may miss new singing sensations and popular contemporary numbers, but Carvaan offers FM radio to make up for that.

Rabindranath Tagore in Bollywood: 8 Hindi film songs based on Rabindrasangeet
Tue, May 09, 2017

It’s Rabindranath Tagore’s 156th birthday today as per the Bengali almanac.

Cyprus: Divided island seeks an end to 40-year-old conflict
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

In his meetings with Pranab Mukherjee and Narendra Modi, President Nicos Anastasiades could seek India’s help on the ‘Cyprus question’. The Indian Express summarises the situation in that country.

Cyprus President is coming to India, with a Gandhi and a lot more to offer
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Gandhi is revered in Cyprus and the painting reflects the relationship India has had with the European nation for decades

International Mother Language Day: UN devotes 2017 to multilingual education
Tue, Feb 21, 2017

The day commemorates the 1952 martyrdom for students in Dhaka in their fight for recognition of Bangla as a national language of the then Pakistan.

Osim uSqueez Air review: Let your feet relax
Mon, Oct 17, 2016

Osim product is programmed to massage your calves, ankles and feet, trying to recreate the effects of ‘traditional foot reflexology’

CG Slate review: A Lenovo tablet primarily for kids
Tue, Oct 04, 2016

Educational technology company ConveGenius has come up with the product for children studying in LKG to Grade 5.

More parents now tend to use digital media as redressal mechanism: Survey
Tue, Sep 13, 2016

Study says 58 per cent parents believe digital learning tools have a positive impact on children’s development, 68 per cent use online platforms to teach new concepts to kids.

As Flying Jatt becomes a book, there is a concentrated effort to popularise comics again
Mon, Sep 05, 2016

With fresh storylines, Thought Bubbles Studio Planet plans to tackle all the problems faced by India's graphic novels industry - pricing, waning interests and dearth of vernacular content.

Munshi Premchand, the Hindi ‘Upanyas Samrat’, is still contemporary
Mon, Aug 01, 2016

On his 136th birth anniversary today, a look at the life and works of Premchand

Munshi Premchand Google doodle is inspired by Godaan
Sun, Jul 31, 2016

Munshi Premchand was born Dhanpat Rai on July 31, 1880 at Lamhi village in Uttar Pradesh and started writing at the age of 13

The others who left Kairana gharana, many decades ago
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

The seat of the famous Kirana gharana of Hindustani classical music, Kairana lost its cultural identity long back.

Remembering Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, the face of Bengal renaissance, on his birth anniversary
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay — the legend who gave India its national song Vande Mataram — was a gifted story-teller too.

The others who left Kairana, many decades ago
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

Kairana, or Kirana, was the birthplace of Ustad Abdul Karim Khan (1872- 1937), one of the greatest musical minds Hindustani classical music has ever seen.

Facebook’s suicide prevention tools now available to its users in India
Fri, Jun 17, 2016

Facebook has partnered with AASRA & Live Love Laugh Foundation for the initiative

Add fun to your kids’ summer vacation with these storytelling apps
Sun, May 22, 2016

Download children-friendly apps on your phone/tablet to keep your kids busy during summer vacations.

Remembering Tagore, the bard who celebrated life
Sun, May 07, 2017

On Tagore’s 156th birth anniversary — 76th since his death — a look at the birth of his birthday song.

National Award winner Suresh Eriyat on the animation film that has won him 13 awards, 35 nominations
Wed, May 04, 2016

Suresh Eriyat, in Delhi to collect the National Award for Fisherwoman and Tuk Tuk, on the film that has won him 13 awards and 35 nominations.

Younger users more likely to lose their phones: Kaspersky Labs
Mon, Apr 25, 2016

Research by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International says young Internet users, aged under 24, lose phones more frequently and suffer negative consequences of hacked personal data

Motorola MBP854Connect review: Keep an eye on your baby
Sun, Apr 24, 2016

A digital video baby monitor with WiFi Internet viewing option, the Motorola MBP854Connect comes with a camera and a parent unit.

iSing goes desi, launches Gaao for Indian users
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

Specially designed for Indians, the karaoke app by King Sing offers tracks in Hindi and some other Indian languages, besides English.

Global stevia producer PureCircle to invest in India
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

Company plans to partner with Indian farmers to cultivate stevia, considered a natural substitute for sugar, on 5,000 hectares and build a processing facility here.

Are children the weakest link in family’s online security?
Fri, Mar 11, 2016

Cyber bullying, online predators, privacy and family vulnerability are some of the biggest issues that parents are grappling with, especially in India.

Fin-tech for kids: Time to teach some smart money management skills to youngsters
Fri, Mar 04, 2016

The task is challenging, but parents can take refuge in technology. There are several specially designed money management and gaming apps, both free and paid, to help them out.

Simply put: Why a popular brand of baby powder is in trouble — again
Mon, Feb 29, 2016

A US court has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $ 72 million in damages for an ovarian cancer death linked to the use of its baby powder. It’s a product widely used in India too — does it cause cancer?

Parenting solutions on the Net
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Looking for group learning activities or home tutors for your children? Want to know how other parents deal with picky-eater children like yours? Don’t know where to take your children to this weekend? These websites can make your life a little easier.

Facebook tips for teens and parents on Safer Internet Day
Tue, Feb 09, 2016

Take some time to think about the ways you can be a better neighbour on Facebook, says Facebook's Head of Global Safety Antigone Davis; this year's Safer Internet Day theme is ‘Play Your Part for a Better Internet’.

For a few bucks more, now get healthcare at your doorsteps
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

Entrepreneur Brij Sethi could not save his father, but says he is glad he opted for professional home care because of which his father could spend “his last days with the family at home.”

Street food warms up Delhi on its coldest day of season
Mon, Dec 14, 2015

Thousands flock to National Street Food Festival serving food from 25 states. From hot gajar and moong dal halwa, steaming kesar and dry fruit milk and kahwa to crispy jalebis with fresh rabri and sizzling ghee-dripping littis with chokha — there was something for everyone.

Karaoke app iSing now has a Bollywood section for Indian users
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

The iSing app offers over 100,000 songs in different languages

Chhath Puja: All you need to know about the festival
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

Celebrated on the sixth day after Diwali, Chhath is an ancient festival dedicated to the Sun God for a period of four days.

Chhath Puja special: How to make thekuas
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

A traditional Bihari sweet, thekuas are offered as prasad during Chhath Puja.

Shubho Bijoya! Durga Puja is over but the real celebration has just begun
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

With the departure of Goddess Durga begins the auspicious period of 'Bijoya' that celebrates the victory of good over evil and goes on till Diwali. ‘Shubho Bijoya’ is synonymous to sweets. Read what Bijoya means to a Bengali and learn recipes of some traditional Bengali sweets here.

Mahalaya 2017: Mahishasurmardini, an 86-yr-old musical composition that still rules hearts
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

Bengalis all over the world wake up at daybreak on Mahalaya to listen to the musical invocation of Goddess Durga, complete with a recital of Chandipaath by Birendra Krishna Bhadra and hymns and devotional songs rendered by legendary artistes.

Indian food goes online and no it’s not just Zomato
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

According to a recent report published on the Indian Brand Equity Foundation’s website, the organised food business in India is worth US$ 48 billion, of which food delivery is valued at US$ 15 billion.