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All about Elvis Costello & the Imposters new album The Boy Named If

During the pandemic, plenty of musicians have unveiled their quieter, scaled-down, more reflective sides. Elvi...

Beat Blasters dropped a new music video — Paracyclone

There was a time when there were many instrumental bands in Calcutta. Unfortunately, that’s no longer th...
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Alone but together — a feeling captured on Begum’s new single and video, Maybe Baby

With two singles already out from their third album Are You Ok?, Goa- and Delhi-based trio, Begum, have releas...

Sam Fender’s unable to have a normal life in North Shields

Sam Fender, a singer-songwriter often labeled Britain’s answer to Bruce Springsteen, realised his life h...

Bruce Springsteen is the highest paid musician of 2021

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A musical kaleidoscope

Imagine walking through a desert at dusk and coming across a colourful tent hosting a mehfil brimming with lau...

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Entertainment  /  Published 23.01.22

Truth be retold

Forty years after Mahesh Bhatt immortalised Parveen Babi’s fragile mental state on celluloid, he’s still at it. In one way or the other, the Bhatts and extended family like nephew Mohit Su...
By Bharathi S. Pradhan

Culture  /  Published 23.01.22

Too Gur To Be True?

Prajesh Nandy of Girish Chandra Dey and Nakur Chandra Nandy, the chain of shops known for their nolen gur sweets in winter, prefers nolen gur to patali gur. “You cannot make patali without addin...
By Paromita Sen

Culture  /  Published 23.01.22

River. Giver. Thine

The walls of the 19th century Metcalfe Hall of central Calcutta had a river streaming across them. Streaming past heavily annotated panels, olden maps, visuals of queens, nawabs, company officials, fl...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Culture  /  Published 23.01.22

Inglorious Uncertainty

“Rahane would have been the ideal choice but unfortunately his form is an issue. Sharma will be a temporary solution since he is 34. So someone younger must be lingering in the minds of the sele...
By Indranil Majumdar

Culture  /  Published 22.01.22

Covid-effect: Things that we are missing the most

It was a ritual for my friends and I, along with our families, to drive to Azad Hind Dhaba on the Kona Expressway on a cold January morning. The ride used to be fun with at least one tea break at any ...
By Team t2

Culture  /  Published 21.01.22

Beat Blasters dropped a new music video — Paracyclone

There was a time when there were many instrumental bands in Calcutta. Unfortunately, that’s no longer the case. Hang on, there’s hope — Beat Blasters, one of the most successful inst...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya

Culture  /  Published 21.01.22

Alone but together — a feeling captured on Begum’s new single and video, Maybe Baby

Tell us about the video…. Kartik: It is about what we all have to go through, chasing success and reaching somewhere. There are these rules that people live by… which are created by us ...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya

Culture  /  Published 21.01.22

All about Elvis Costello & the Imposters new album The Boy Named If

During the pandemic, plenty of musicians have unveiled their quieter, scaled-down, more reflective sides. Elvis Costello, typically, had other ideas. His 2020 album, Hey Clockface, was a high-contras...
By Jon Pareles

Books  /  Published 21.01.22

What has kept mankind ticking

Book name: About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks Author: By David Rooney, Publisher, Price: W.W. Norton, $28.95 My flatmate bought an Apple watch — the latest in the evolutio...
By Arun Kumar

Books  /  Published 21.01.22

Bacchus be blessed

Book name: Drunk: How We Sipped, Danced, and Stumbled Our Way to Civilization Author: By Edward Slingerland, Publisher, Price: Little, Brown Spark, $14.99 Why do we drink? Despite its potential for...
By Gourav Krishna Nandi


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