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The mighty decider of destinies

Paper has, indeed, been a mightier, doughtier decider of destinies than, say, gunpowder: of churches, kings an...

Mind’s eye

The Mahabharata has fascinated artists for centuries. It is a seemingly inexhaustible source of subj...
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Throwback To Tradition

Agroup of scholars and activists have set up a new university in Texas, US, dedicated to free speech, alarmed,...

Retelling stories, old and new

Bengali theatre is always happy to mine literary sources to find inspiration for new plays. Amidst the ongoing...

A dystopian reality

Any mention of Santiniketan evokes a sense of idyll in the Bengali mind. It is, after all, the beloved bard&rs...

Different vision

Twin Sisters with Cameras: An exhibition of the works of Debalina Mazumder and Manobina Roy held recently...

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Music  /  Published 19.05.22

'Happy birthday, Mr. President'

A gold mine for record companies Although private individuals were allowed to sing the song free of charge at birthday parties at home, Warner Chappell Music made money if it was used commercially &m...
By Deutsche Welle

Arts  /  Published 19.05.22

2 Ukrainian art dealers saved valuable paintings

Around 40 paintings in Munich The artworks survived the journey from Kyiv to Munich. What will happen to them now is still uncertain. Katharina Vozianova and Oleksandr Shchelushchenko would like to e...
By Deutsche Welle

Culture  /  Published 19.05.22

The fine jewellery collection by Darshanaa Sanjanaa keeps up with the trend

Do you think that keeping up with the jewellery trend is a snip? Well, yes it is! With the terrific jewellery items of Darshanaa Sanjanaa Jewellers, following the trends is easy-breezy. They have desi...
By ABP Digital Brand Studio

Music  /  Published 18.05.22

Remembering Queen of Disco, Donna Summer

"I love to love you baby…" sang Donna Summer in 1975, virtually single-handedly kick-starting the disco craze. World-famous today, the song caused something of a scandal upon its orig...
By Deutsche Welle

Culture  /  Published 17.05.22

Ukrainian TikTok star chronicles life in war

Plans for the future Like all Ukrainians, Shashenok hopes that the war will end soon. She wants to return. "I miss my country," she says. "When the war is over, I'll go back."...
By Deutsche Welle

Culture  /  Published 17.05.22

Throwback To Tradition

Agroup of scholars and activists have set up a new university in Texas, US, dedicated to free speech, alarmed, they said, “by the illiberalism and censoriousness prevalent in America’s mos...
By Anemona Hartocollis

Culture  /  Published 15.05.22

Voice of Bollywood

Zubaan ek ho toh...” One innocuous line in a not-so-innocuous ad has sparked off so many debates. When Akshay Kumar was mob-thrashed for joining Shah Rukh Khan and Ajay Devgn to promote an unhe...
By Bharathi S. Pradhan

Culture  /  Published 15.05.22

Empress Emporium

Between plan and palli, however, came the virus. After delayed labour, Heritage Palli was born on the 50th year of Bangladeshi Independence — but as an online startup project. For now saris are...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Culture  /  Published 15.05.22

Collectors of wealth thought worthless

In 2021, the US returned 248 stolen antiques to India in the “largest restitution” of recent times. Among these were terracotta fragments, shards of pottery and stone beads from Bengal &md...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

Culture  /  Published 14.05.22

Tokyo's public toilets inspire Wim Wenders

The German director is making a film about public restrooms designed by renowned architects. The high-end toilets are the symbol of “Japan’s world-renowned hospitality culture.” The...
By Dagmar Breitenbach


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