Editorial: Adieu, Trump

As he was preparing to leave the White House in January 1989, President Ronald Reagan wanted to leave a note for his successor, George H W Bush, and reached for a pad emblazoned with a cartoon by humorist Sandra Boynton under the phrase, Don’t Let the Turkeys Get You Down. Continue Reading

Editorial: Adieu, Apu

Legendary actor Soumitra Chatterjee, star of some of Bengali cinema’s finest films, has died. He was 85. He was an actor who never appeared in a Bollywood film, in spite of lucrative offers, including turning down the role of a Bengali doctor in ‘Anand’, which shot Amitabh Bachchan to fame. Continue Reading

Editorial: Adieu, ‘dada’

Throughout his life, Pranab Mukherjee remained a fighter and emerged victorious in most of the challenges. Perhaps the only fight he lost was the latest one – with his destiny- as he passed away Monday evening at the age of 84 – 22 days after he was admitted to the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) in New Delhi following an emergency operation for a clot in the brain from which he never recovered. Continue Reading