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Deepta Roy Chakraverti

Deepta Roy Chakraverti

Psychic investigatordeeptaroy@hotmail.com
The writer is a corporate lawyer and mathematician by training, a psychic investigator by calling and daughter of the celebrated Wiccan Ipsita Roy Chakraverti. She is also author of the bestselling debut book ‘Bhangarh to Bedlam: Haunted Encounters’ and 'Cursed at Kedarnath'.

By Deepta Roy Chakraverti

On dark nights, before the new moon: The restless dead seek peace. And Puri heals them

Many have spotted a long stream of misty shapes slowly walking in a line towards the sea. Those who know, fear it, but also bow their heads in prayer for it.

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An Icy Mystery: God, demon, prehistoric beast, the magic of the Yeti shall always endure

Some legends say the yeti prey on intruders scaling the peaks. At other times, they have been known to appear out of raging blizzards and help mountaineers find their way.

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Voices from Beyond: Does a mummy’s curse haunt the Indian Museum?

Everyone who handled artefacts belonging to King Tut's tomb died under mysterious circumstances. The Indian Museum in Kolkata has a small Egyptian collection.

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Holika Dahan: The age-old custom of dispelling evil, both around and inside us

Smearing clothes with violent colours and intoxicating oneself is believed to invoke the demons within. It is only then that they can be exorcised. And Holi thus ends peacefully with a soothing bath and pristine white.

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Does magic work? These amulets and 'taveez' from ancient times claim so

From attracting wealth to warding off evil, ancient civilisations had many a secret that promises you all this, and more.

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Is 10 Janpath, home to several politicians, including Sonia Gandhi, haunted by ill luck?

Could a mazar in the compound of 10 Janpath Road perhaps be a reason for the dark circumstances that dogged some of its inhabitants?

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The story of great power, and chilling sacrifice, at Nartiang's Durga temple

The temple's past is steeped in blood, as it goes back to the time of the Jaintia kings, when human sacrifices were made here.

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The ‘wish goddesses’ grant what you want. Just whisper it into their ears at the Chausathi Jogini Temple in Odisha

If you offer your soul and speak your heart, they say the Yoginis listen.

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Why I believe a witch knew the magic of Meghalaya's Sacred Forest

The forest is an intrinsic part of the old culture of the East Khasi Hills, and the very heart of the magic which shrouds Meghalaya.

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Haunted sites of Bhangarh, the fortress of dark magic

Bhangarh has a past, which still lives and walks side by side those who believe.

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There is a ghost in your mirror. Here's why I say so

There is a reason the mirror is believed to be a portal between this world and the next.

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Why I think the site of an old asylum shouldn't be home to Mamata's Durga idols

When I would visit the old hospital site sometimes, dark forms would seem to flit behind the idols.

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Is Jayalalithaa ruling Tamil Nadu from beyond the grave?

Perhaps that is what Panneerselvam meant when he told the press that the dead leader communicated with him.

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Was Mother Teresa possessed by evil spirits in her last days?

Father Rosario Stroscio of Sicily performed an exorcism on the nun with her consent.

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Why I suspect ghosts and demons are behind Gaurav Tiwari's death

Did the hunter become the hunted?

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Will haunted dolls, laughing skulls come live at India's first supernatural fest?

Together, they seem to have an eerie, watchful atmosphere.

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Why I feel Mamata Banerjee's office may be haunted

According to locals, in the old days, unclaimed and battered remains of the dead would sometimes be found here amongst debris and rubble.

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Why I feel an evil spirit possessed Ma Durga idol at Deshapriya Park

Was there darkness within that form, which had been used, perhaps misused, by the powers that be?

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How to tell you're in a haunted house

You can never really foretell when the past of a place will reach out and take life once again.

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How Indira Gandhi's ghost is haunting her memorial

[Book excerpt] This place which preserved the blood of two leaders, shed in such trauma and shock, seemed to have succeeded in holding back more than just the tangible.

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