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Twilight zone

Liminal beings are those that cannot easily be placed into a single category of existence — they are amb...

Journey to the end

Is Utpal Dutt, the revolutionary playwright and director of the 1970s, still relevant to our times? If the ans...
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Transcendent symbols

An obvious fact sometimes bears repetition. Were it not for man-made objects marking time and geographic space...

Grains of truth

Food is integral to identity. But what this truism often overlooks is that food can be as diverse as identity....

Revealing the invisible

Trained in Santiniketan by masters such as Ramkinkar Baij and Benode Behari Mukherjee, A. Ramachandran’s...

Beyond the boundaries

The compilation of eight films in I m / Material, curated by Pickle Factory and recently presented in&nbs...

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Arts  /  Published 09.10.21

Transcendent symbols

Unusual material has increasingly entered contemporary art vocabulary. Like dental plaster that Jitish Kallat moulds for his Antidote with its fruit bat, sleeping upside down, comfortably sw...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 09.10.21

Journey to the end

Is Utpal Dutt, the revolutionary playwright and director of the 1970s, still relevant to our times? If the answer is affirmative, how would a playwright shaped by Dutt’s propagandist methods res...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 09.10.21

Twilight zone

Liminal beings are those that cannot easily be placed into a single category of existence — they are ambiguous and challenge social classification. The exhibition, Of Liminal Beings and Oth...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Arts  /  Published 02.10.21

Beyond the boundaries

The compilation of eight films in I m / Material, curated by Pickle Factory and recently presented in JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, Durban, engages with the rigidity and fluidity of ...
By Kathakali Jana

Arts  /  Published 02.10.21

Revealing the invisible

Sudhir Patwardhan’s stark pastel drawings and paintings (picture, right) make the issue of alienation obvious enough through its depictions of couples who are close to each other yet separated b...
By Soumitra Das

Arts  /  Published 02.10.21

Grains of truth

Food is integral to identity. But what this truism often overlooks is that food can be as diverse as identity. This heterogeneity is what the exhibition, Rice Eaters 101 - N.E. (organized by...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Arts  /  Published 25.09.21

It rained melody

Banyan Tree presented Barkha Ritu in Bangalore, which showcased violin and slide guitar performances by R. Kumaresh and Debashish Bhattacharya as well as a vocal recital by Venkatesh Ku...

Arts  /  Published 25.09.21

Dystopic visions on a loop

The first thing that stumps you about Rounak Patra’s show, held some time ago at Art Multi-disciplines, is the title: Cohen’s Chutzpah. Cohen? Not Cohn? As in Cohn-Bendit? For that&rs...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 25.09.21

Out of key

Gauhar Jaan, the ‘first recording superstar’ of India, continues to fascinate the Calcutta stage. Over the past two decades, the city has seen at least half a dozen productions celebrating...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 22.09.21

Shan Vincent de Paul's Made in Jaffna

You have in the past spoken about how Alexander McQueen inspires your sense of fashion. How far does fashion and music go hand in hand? For me, all artistic expressions I participate in have one main...
By Mathures Paul


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