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Paramita Ghosh

Paramita Ghosh has been working as a journalist for over 20 years and writes socio-political and culture features. She works in the Weekend section as a senior assistant editor and has reported from Vienna, Jaffna and Singapore.

Articles by Paramita Ghosh

Name dropping is the new name of the game

Want to make a point? In urban India, dropping one’s surname is turning out to be one of the fastest ways of doing so. Paramita Ghosh reports.

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Updated on Dec 09, 2007 03:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Of soft power and tough love...

It’s an even playing field. But, if experts are to be believed, administration is safer and better in the hands of women. The Sunday HT team meets a new powerclub. Read about the women on top.

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Updated on Dec 09, 2007 04:52 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByParamita Ghosh with Neha Tara Mehta, Veenu Sandhu, Namita Kohli

What good wood?

What ties Banaras’ high and low life to each other is wood. Boatman Siju Sahani’s boat has cost him a lakh. His house at Shivala needs a wooden roof. “That will come for Rs 20,000. So for each day this month, I need to catch a foreigner who will pay me atleast Rs 1,000 for an hour’s ride.”

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Updated on Nov 25, 2007 03:24 AM IST
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Banarasi blues

Some of Bollywood's biggest hits have been shot in Banaras but its home-grown artistes feel buttonholed by Bollywood. They say it’s our life, but their film, writes P Ghosh.

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Updated on Nov 25, 2007 03:25 AM IST
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Studies in silence

Students in Kashmir University are living on the edge as there is daily frisking and derailment of academic culture without discussion, debate, dissent, reports Paramita Ghosh.

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Updated on Oct 07, 2007 03:41 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Srinagar

J&K univ gets union after 20 yrs

The president of the newly elected Kashmir University students’ union, Saaquib, a final year Law student, says the authorities have still not allotted them an office.

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Updated on Oct 03, 2007 04:14 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Srinagar

'It's now a people’s revolution'

Soe Myint, managing editor of the Delhi-based news agency Mizzima, is one of the windows into what's happening now in Burma. Paramita Ghosh speaks to the man.

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Updated on Sep 30, 2007 03:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

The ‘lost’ tribe of Tibet

While religion binds Tibetan Kashmiris to the Muslim majority in the state, a section, still has emotional ties to the Nehruvian model of the nation state, writes Paramita Ghosh.

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Updated on Sep 23, 2007 12:33 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Srinagar

Good times rolling in peace valley

Cell phone-toting crowds and nightlife on boulevard are signs of a resurgent Srinagar. Paramita Ghosh tells us more about her experiences in the otherwise war-torn Valley ...

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Updated on Sep 15, 2007 01:54 AM IST
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‘Scary’ Vishesh finds a new school

Vishesh Gupta, who has a catheter attached to his appendix to drain urine is admitted to a new school, reports Paramita Ghosh.

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Updated on Aug 31, 2007 02:39 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Teacher: who is Mozart? Student: a ringtone

80 per cent of foreign language students learn the language to talk to their foreign bosses, hope to be stationed abroad or with an eye to one’s CV, reports Paramita Ghosh.

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Updated on Aug 26, 2007 03:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Sign of the times

For the young, a tattoo is not just a design. It’s character turned inside out for private viewing and also for public display, writes Paramita Ghosh.

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Updated on Aug 12, 2007 12:56 AM IST
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Arabian See

At the Osian film festival, the Arab ‘terrorist’ was nowhere to be seen. Biker chic, touching tales of diaspora, sex romps were the main themes. Is Arab cinema the next big thing, writes Paramita Ghosh.

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Updated on Jul 29, 2007 04:17 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Another city, another life

As more and more people pour in to our growing metropolises with newer opportunities, millions are having to contend with 'settling in'. HT correspondent presents stories of some of those immigrants to three of our largest cities.

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Updated on Jun 24, 2007 03:23 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByVeenu Sandhu, Paramita Ghosh, Mayank Tewari and Manasvi Vohra, New Delhi

Peeping Toms turn high-tech

Spycams are suddenly becoming living room furniture — sunk in flower pots, hidden on wall clocks, stuck on paintings — and the tool of everyday voyeurism, writes Paramita Ghosh.

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Updated on Jun 17, 2007 03:45 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

The Namesake

What’s in a name? Sunday HT finds out from five people who share theirs with famous personalities.

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Updated on Jun 03, 2007 02:46 AM IST
None | ByParamita Ghosh, Riddhi Shah and Mayank Tewari, New Delhi, Mumbai

Digital makeover for the departed

Photo labs in New Delhi are touching up to update photographs of departed parents — with a new suit, better-shaped limbs, and fairer complexion, reports Paramita Ghosh.

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Updated on May 27, 2007 02:07 AM IST
None | By, New Delhi

Mum’s not the word

This mother’s day, many women, all over india, are celebrating being ‘child-free’. For them, being childless is not an issue, writes Paramita Ghosh.

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Updated on May 14, 2007 05:56 AM IST
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Battle of the bulge

A vibrator belt that works only on trimmed bodies. Skin infection. Ill-equipped clinics and untrained dieticians. Is it time to call the bluff on weight loss clinics? Paramita Ghosh and Mayank Tewari examine.

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Updated on Apr 29, 2007 03:28 AM IST
None | ByParamita Ghosh and Mayank Tewari
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