Shreya Das

Shreya is a senior sub-editor. She is an alumna of Jadavpur University from Kolkata.

Articles By Shreya Das

Yo Ho Ho, and a Bottle of Bangla: Kolkata is truly Tintin City

If you had any doubts over Kolkata’s cred as Tintin City, head to the Tintin and the Brussels Club, a restaurant that specialises in Belgian cuisine and is inspired by the intrepid reporter.

Year Ender 2018: Social media stars who ruled the Indian cyberspace this year

#Trending: The social media stars who got Indians talking in 2018 across social media platforms. From hilarious memes to quirky videos, here's who dominated online and why.

Kolkata: Kids football league kicks off with a bang

“The initiative is for all children where gender is no bar and the goal is to grow interest in the sport,” said Utpal Ganguly, secretary of the Indian Football Association (IFA), the state unit which is overseeing the league in the state.

Tamil Nadu engineering college tells students to stop playing PUBG in hostel

An official from the college justified the circular saying that they had received complaints from students.

Blind football tournament in Kolkata spells new hope for young talent

The special footballs used have bells inside them that tinkle to help the players navigate.

With mantras in Braille, textured facade of Durga, a special pandal in south Kolkata

The installation, designed by artist Pintu Sikhdar, allows visitors to discover through touch what many experience visually when they see an idol.

A Durga Puja pandal created for visually impaired devotees and visitors

The Samaj Sebi Sangha pandal is designed for the visually impaired – enabling them to fully “see” Ma Durga and the festivities

West Bengal: Yunnan comes alive in a Kolkata Durga Puja pandal

The organisers had expressed their wish to collaborate with the consulate last year, when Ma had visited their puja. The tie-up became official in March, when the organisers met him again and presented their plan and ideas.

Chalchitra & Patachitra – the fading art forms which form the backdrop of Durga Puja

The Durga Puja pandals and idols would be incomplete without the handiwork of Patachitra & Chalachitra artisans.

A Kolkata Durga Puja pandal pays tribute to sex workers

What was restricted to just soil from Sonagachi- an essential component for the making of Durga idols as an inclusion - has truly transcended into something more concrete and impactful.

Dada na, didi… a day in the life of Uber’s only female cab driver in Kolkata

Sushama Midde is breaking stereotypes and steering a new chapter for commercial drivers in the 'City of Joy' where female taxi drivers are still rare. The 30-year-old women from Belur in Howrah district is Uber's only female driver partner in Bengal.

Kolkata’s Rangrez community of colour dyers now stares at dark future

Originally from Rajasthan, the Rangrez community is now heading towards oblivion as this hand-dyeing professionals fight to survive in the world of machines and textile chemist & colourists.

Puja Pandal in Kolkata’s Salt Lake will have a strong Chinese flavour this year

Chinese Consulate Kolkata collaborates with BJ Block Sarodtsav Committee to showcase culture of Yunnan Province during this year's Durga puja.

Polish company introduces a new drink for the world — vagina beer

Dubbed as the world's first vagina beer, The Order of Yoni, made from the 'vaginal lactic acid of hot underwear models', went on sale from July 28 in some of Polish cities. While most women slammed them for the concept calling it "sick and misogynistic", others were concerned if it is safe for consumption.

In Sonagachi, an all-girls football team that wants to kick stereotypes out of the park

The Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), which has been helping sex workers and their children in the area and elsewhere in the state, is all set to launch their first all-girls football team under their franchise ‘Amra Padatik’. Starting in August, daughters of sex workers from the area will get a chance to flaunt their soccer skills.

This Londoner’s Lego version of the Golden Temple is mesmerising people on the Internet

Kam Singh, 29, a London-based knifemaker, the man behind the viral Lego Golden Temple, now plans to sell the blocks-building set for people around the globe. A photo of the prototype built with 3200 pieces became popular after it went viral on Reddit.

A Gurugram woman has started a ‘crockery bank’ to fight plastic pollution

The 45-year-old Gurugram resident has started a bank with steel utensils to lend it to clubs and organisers for various programs and event. The best part – it's free of cost! All one needs is to reach out to her and wash and return them and if you like the idea contribute a few more utensils to the bank.

Traffic police fines Mumbai man for offering ‘lift to strangers’ stranded in rains; viral FB post starts debate online

While Nitin Nair was fined under the law, which deals with using private vehicles for transportation without the requisite permit, he highlights how some apps openly run their business based on the same principal – charging fee by giving lifts.

#Down2EarthWedding: This Mumbai couple held an ‘eco-friendly’ wedding ceremony using recycled products

From decorations to cutlery used in the wedding, they chose alternatives trying to generate not just zero plastic waste but also opted products that were not made by harming the natural resources.

IPL 2018 Final: ‘Chennai are Super Kings!’ Fans celebrate Watson’s 100 and CSK’s THIRD win

IPL 2018 Final CSK vs SRH: Winning the match by 8 wickets, CSK lifted the trophy for the third time. Chennai cricket buffs jumped out of joy on Twitter to see CSK come back with a bang this year.