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A metaphor for violence

The work with which the pdf file opens is curiously ambiguous: a lone figure in a vast, purple space set with ...

Bitter truth: CAA on stage

The pandemic has successfully shifted our attention from some of the crises that an Indian citizen faces under...
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Caged in or left out

Almost two decades ago, a friend had gifted me a remarkable book titled Tokyo Nobody. It contained photog...

Unseen side

What happened to Dasharath after Ram, Lakshman and Sita left Ayodhya for 14 years of exile? It is well-known t...

Debris of the old in the new

New Canvases — that’s the simple title, shorn of thematic references. But the new canvases of...

Return to the roots

Pretty, charming, light and airy. These adjectives succinctly describe the salient characteristics of the work...

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Arts  /  Published 15.01.22

Radical mould

Implicit in the title of Emami Art’s recent show of ceramics, Bhu: The Act of Becoming, is both a tribute to terra and a celebration of the magical transformation of wet clay into...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 14.01.22

Seeking solace in music

Wasim Ahmed Khan (picture, bottom) took the stage next for his vocal recital — he started off with Raga Multani. A sincere proponent of the Agra gharana, Khan always leaves a distinct mark ...
By Payel Sengupta

Arts  /  Published 14.01.22

Conjugal conundrum

As wave after wave of Covid-19 infections sweeps over the globe, running a theatre group is becoming increasingly difficult in downtown Calcutta — the shows have dried up; some members are reluc...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 08.01.22

A metaphor for violence

The work with which the pdf file opens is curiously ambiguous: a lone figure in a vast, purple space set with glinting heavenly bodies. The image is suffused with an epiphanic pantheism. Yet, The...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 07.01.22

Bitter truth: CAA on stage

The pandemic has successfully shifted our attention from some of the crises that an Indian citizen faces under the current regime — the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 tops the list. Although ...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 07.01.22

Caged in or left out

Almost two decades ago, a friend had gifted me a remarkable book titled Tokyo Nobody. It contained photographs by Masataka Nakano of some of the most populous districts of Tokyo, where, as if by ...
By Soumitra Das

Arts  /  Published 01.01.22

Return to the roots

Pretty, charming, light and airy. These adjectives succinctly describe the salient characteristics of the works of Narayan Shridhar Bendre (1910-1992). He had travelled widely all over the Indian subc...
By Soumitra Das

Arts  /  Published 01.01.22

Debris of the old in the new

New Canvases — that’s the simple title, shorn of thematic references. But the new canvases of Sheetal Gattani, presented by Chemould Prescott Road, Mumbai, at its recent show — ...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 01.01.22

Unseen side

What happened to Dasharath after Ram, Lakshman and Sita left Ayodhya for 14 years of exile? It is well-known that the grief-stricken king took ill and eventually succumbed to death within a week. But ...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 24.12.21

Golden tribute

A well-researched documentary made on Dutta by Ashoke Chattopadhyay was premiered on the second evening. The same evening also saw an hour-long guest performance by Guwahati-based Moinul Haque. Assist...
By Anshuman Bhowmick


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