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Man of the moment

Given Mamata Banerjee’s unconcealed dislike of the new president of India, the ceremony with which he was received at Calcutta airport on Friday offered welcome reassurance that respect for authority still transcends political and personal divisions and the lure of iconoclastic modernity. ...   | Read..
 
Letters to the Editor
Shining bright
Sir — It was heartening to know that the headmaster of the Nowdapanur Junior Basic School in Murshi ...  | Read.. 
 
Troubled times
Sir — Filmstars and cricketers are worshipped in India. However, a string of flops in the case of t ...  | Read.. 
 
EDITORIAL

COLOUR IN WEST BENGAL

It would appear odd that there is something common between bull fighting, a gory Spanish sport, and the beliefs and practices...   | Read..
 
REVIEW ARTS
Local colour and summer beauty
Whether art can be the ping-pong of post-Cold War diplomacy or not, the route to forging, furbishing and firming up ties among Asian nations through cultural interaction certa...  | Read.. 
 
Coming back to life
The Kalighat patachitra is a unique genre. It is distinct as a folk art form since it has grown in an urban setting, not a rural one. So, the visual language conveyed b...  | Read.. 
 
Monsoon magic
Conceived and choreographed by Anita Mullick, a brilliant Bharatnatyam dancer, ‘Naibedya’ was offered at Gyan Manch on September 10. Saraswat, Mullick’s 28-year-old ins...  | Read.. 
 
THIS ABOVE ALL
New developments on the horizon
In an attempt to refashion its policy on South Asia and to showcase a new proactive stance in global politics, the Russian pr...  | Read.. 
 
SCRIPSI
For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can’t readily accept the God formula, the big answers don’t remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. — CHARLES BUKOWSKI