Deepta Roy Chakraverti

OPEN TO OPINION

English   |   Bangla

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'.

VOICES

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VARIETY

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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.

VARIETY

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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.

ART & CULTURE

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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.

VOICES

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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.

VOICES

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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.

VARIETY

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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.

VARIETY

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LIFE

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POLITICS

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Why I feel Mamata Banerjee's office may be haunted

In the old days, unclaimed and battered remains of the dead would sometimes be found here amongst debris and rubble.