Sanghamitra Mazumdar



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

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 08, 2016

On Tagore’s 155th birth anniversary — 75th 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
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

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.

Mahishasurmardini, an 84-yr-old musical composition that still rules hearts
Mon, Oct 12, 2015

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.

Saregama Classical, an app for the connoisseurs of Indian classical music
Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Saregama Classical app offers Hindustani, Carnatic and Fusion music in the form of Vocal, Instrumental and Raaga categories.

Remembering Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, the ‘Awara Masiha’
Tue, Sep 15, 2015

On his 139th birthday, here is a look at some of the works that made Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay immortal.

Dr Kaustubh Radkar — The other Ironman
Wed, Jul 22, 2015

Dr Radkar is among the few people who have finished an Ironman Triathlon in all six continents.

Now you can order home-cooked food online
Fri, Jul 17, 2015

Gurgaon’s connects foodies with home cooks, offering a range of food from different cuisines.

Facebook, Instagram tips for parents: Why you should be careful with photos of your children
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

What to and what not to post on Facebook and Instagram.

Baby products, plus-size clothes, men’s fashion: 5 online shopping sites designed ‘exclusively’ for you
Sat, Jul 11, 2015

With new sites exclusively dedicated to different target groups, the consumers are getting plenty of choices to select exactly what they want.

Amitabh Bachchan unveils new look, co-created by over 1.5 lakh children, parents and teachers 
Fri, Jun 12, 2015

Designed for children aged 6 to 12 years, the all-new website has an interesting feature called Doo Zoo, which is an interactive zoo packed with information on animals from around the world

Missing Maggi? Try this homemade substitute
Tue, Jun 09, 2015

While Maggi is out of your reach now, maybe this is the time to explore some options. I am sharing a homemade ‘tastemaker’ recipe here.

10 tools to make kitchen a fun place
Sat, Jun 06, 2015

Here is a list of 10 items that can bring more life to kitchens and a smile on the faces in there. And most of them cost under Rs 1,000.

Chaat and Litti Chokha set to woo Singapore at World Street Food Congress
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

The World Street Food Congress beginning from April 8 will have the Indian participants serving Golgappe, Chaat and Litti Chokha among other things.

This day, that year: When they gave away their lives for mother tongue
Sat, Feb 21, 2015

February 21, 1952: After Independence and before Liberation War, East Pakistan saw yet another uprising.

eKAVACH Pro app: Use your phone to keep track of your child’s online activities
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Launched last year by Delhi-based technology start-up Certus Technologies, eKAVACH claims to be India’s most comprehensive digital parenting app.

5 digital parenting tips you cannot afford to ignore
Fri, Nov 21, 2014

Indian society need to open up more to digital literacy.

Express recipe: The story of Jhumri Telaiya’s special Kalakand
Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Try this special Kalakand recipe, all the way from Jhumri Telaiya, this Navratri.

No oven? ‘Bake’ your cake in a pressure cooker
Tue, Sep 16, 2014

Here’s is the recipe for a basic fruit cake ‘baked’ in a pressure cooker.

Express Recipe: Make Mishti Doi at home
Wed, Sep 10, 2014

You usually get this only in shops specialising in Bengali sweets, but it is an extremely simple dish and can be easily made at home.