Deepta Roy Chakraverti
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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'.

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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.

VARIETY

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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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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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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.

POLITICS

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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.

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.

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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.