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Style  /  Published 03.07.20

Good Earth Embraces ‘Still’ness

While the first one with dancer Shivani Varma explored stillness in motion through the languorous thaath anga of Kathak, the second collaboration saw artist Joya Mukherjee Logue delving into the still...
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Books  /  Published 03.07.20

Andrew Sean Greer on his Pulitzer win

You chose to write a comic novel about a gay author with a happy ending — both radical choices hardly experienced before in fiction. Were there any trepidations on your mind? Ha ha! No, none! B...
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Arts  /  Published 03.07.20

Art: 282 galleries, 35 countries online

Art Basel’s Hong Kong edition, earlier this year, was one of the first international art fairs to take a hit due to the pandemic, which also made it one of the first to go virtual with its Onlin...
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People  /  Published 03.07.20

Salons: getting back to business

Rohan Arora, footwear designer You were among the first ones to open up in Calcutta... I opened up with a 50 per cent sale on our footwear... on May 21. We were also getting a lot of enquiries duri...
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Style  /  Published 02.07.20

Sabyasachi Mukherjee on the future of fashion

Missing the most: My workshop. I want to go back to work. An Instagram account I have started following this lockdown: @upworthy A movie I watched on loop: Ritwik Ghatak’s Meghe Dhaka Tara. Ev...
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Arts  /  Published 02.07.20

Kher takes his autobiographical play to the web

Was it your idea to put your life out there on stage? Yes. A well-known publishing house had asked me to pen my autobiography. I said I don’t have time. They asked me to record it on a tape rec...
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Culture  /  Published 02.07.20

In praise of Frump, as in duchess of Alice

Imagine, if you can, the Duchess on Zoom. Yes, I do mean the Duchess from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Imagine that she is both a duchess and a schoolteacher, taking an online class —...
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Culture  /  Published 01.07.20

'Frump' to become new normal

Imagine, if you can, the Duchess on Zoom. Yes, I do mean the Duchess from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Imagine that she is both a duchess and a schoolteacher, taking an online class —...
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Style  /  Published 01.07.20

Designers unite for cause of Indian artisans

Reckoning and Realisations Anamika Khanna: I started okay because all of us were treating it like this much-needed forced break that we had been promising ourselves forever. But soon enough, this loc...
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Arts  /  Published 01.07.20

'Music has helped me survive through the pandemic'

Bangladeshi actress Rafiath Rashid Mithila’s musical roots go back to her childhood. Trained in Nazrul Geeti, she grew up in a musical environment and later went on to write a number of lyrics f...
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