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Sunday , May 11 , 2014
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Between the covers

A young professional walks into a bookstore looking for books on sex and erotica. A store assistant promptly shows her two books — one fiction and the other non-fiction — on display along with other new releases. Sex is out of the closet in the city’s bookstores. ...   | Read..

The true colours of India

Only the initiated are familiar with the mysteries of natural dyes derived from plants, insects and shellfish. Had it not bee...   | Read..

Just joking or for real?

Gopal Bhand was not a bald man with a round face, a pot belly and a genius for dirty jokes. He was not a jester, a bhand<...   | Read..

Artist engages kids with right strokes

The cat sat with a large whiskered lobster in its mouth. In the mid-nineteenth century, several such cat and lobster composit...   | Read..

Catastrophe of being 13

A ritual we cannot absolutely do without, just like unwrapping presents and cutting cakes at a birthday party — that’s what b...   | Read..

All about lost arts at a click

If one of the scenes that you remember from Satyajit Ray’s Agantuk is where Mamata Shankar serves goyna bodi to...   | Read..

Talk, Tempest and tribute

The first person to speculate if Shakespeare wrote his plays himself was a man called Looney (J.Thomas Looney, a schoolteache...   | Read..
Sana Ganguly performs in Tasher Desh at the annual programme of mother Dona’s school, Diksha Manjari, at Behala Sarat Sadan on Friday evening. ...  | Read
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Bond with bard & the city

It was an emotional homecoming for Indian-born British actor Madhav Sharma,...   | Read..