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
What were French soldiers doing in India in the 18th century? This exhibition holds a clue
Agatha Christie’s first novel is almost 100 years old. Poison played a role in it, and in her later works too
Bauhaus, one of the most influential design and architecture movements of the 20th century, came to India via two brilliant young architects
Bolstered by his experience of ashram life in South Africa, Gandhi first set up an ashram in the Kochrab area of Ahmedabad, which he later shifted to its present site on the banks of the river Sabarmati.
The metaphor of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s Dandi march is potent. But the facts are no less powerful. A trek of 385.6-km.
‘Media predictions of the death of long-form journalism, the novel, or God, come to nothing in the end’
Granta at 40: Writer Rana Dasgupta will guest-edit a forthcoming issue
On August 15, 1969, the Woodstock festival in the US, brought about half a million people, including 3 Indians, to protest war through music. We talk to Maya Chadda, the only remaining witness of that history
The mountain kingdom’s national dish has a secret ingredient — Indian cheese
Women writers have uncovered surprising new details about India’s women who made history, but whom history forgot
Margaret Hamilton, a 28 year-old American programmer, led the team that developed the first software to run on the moon
How to take care of the dry eye problem
Monsoon reads - romances, thrillers, sob stories
Updated on Jun 29, 2019 08:48 AM IST
ByParamita Ghosh, Gargi Gupta
Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho hit screens on June 16, 1960 and ever since, fear and horror have entered the nondescript washroom.
Bond has been selling well for 30 years - a million copies with one publisher alone!
A community cinema in Karachi is using streaming and the internet to screen Indian films, though desi films are barred there now
New beginnings, new adventures, new experiences, new partnerships....Here’s a bunch of plucky men and women who weren’t shy of riding out the stormor navigating uncharted waters
The farm-to-table movement seems to have converted city chefs to endorse local produce in a big way. Some of the strongest steps towards sustainability are...
Updated on May 15, 2019 01:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByParamita Ghosh
As a mediation process is under way in the Ayodhya dispute, the city’s residents recall how neighbours helped fill the breach between two communities
In Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, there are singles and couples who are trying to build a campaign to promote the idea of a child-free India.
Two remarkable women from the family of Wajid Ali Shah, the last king of Awadh, are reviving his culinary tradition in Calcutta, the city where he famously introduced potatoes into the biryani!
What is urban middle-class India eating now? Everything! What has changed is that people are looking at what works for them, be it health benefits or personal preference
For 91 years, Prakash & Co has served jams and spreads to the hill station’s schools, hotels and residents, its recipes flavoured with the region’s colonial past.
Literary worth is not enough to determine the greatness of a work of art. A classic speaks to the present, but time alone tells if it can speak for all ages, says writer and editor Henry Eliot
An interview with author and journalist Shrabani Basu on the racism faced by Indian soldiers who fought in the First World War
Darwan Singh Negi, born in 1883 in Kafarteer village, in the Chamoli district of the United Provinces (present-day Uttarakhand) in British India, joined up as a 19-year-old sepoy in the 1st Battalion of the 39th Garhwal Rifles.
Did Allahabad have a perfect past? Who wants Prayagraj? We map the social history of the change of name of a historical city of India
World War 2 turned lakhs of Polish children into orphans. Between 1942 and 1946, a thousand of them were given shelter by the Nawanagar maharaja. On the 100th year of Poland’s independence, many of them returned to relive their childhood years in Gujarat.
Photographer Ketaki Sheth’s work on photo studios transports us to the era when generations of Indians would assemble under the studio lights to get that perfect family portrait
The NRC exercise is about identifying illegal immigrants within Assam. So why are the Bengalis saying they are being targeted?
Andrew Otis’ book on Hicky’s Bengal Gazette, India’s first newspaper, fuses the biography of its remarkable editor with the biography of his time