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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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Newer forms

In many ways, the latest venture of Bohubrihi, Shakespeare in Venice, is stamped with the telltale marks of po...

Retelling stories, old and new

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

Different vision

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

A dystopian reality

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

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Arts  /  Published 21.05.22

The mighty decider of destinies

Paper has, indeed, been a mightier, doughtier decider of destinies than, say, gunpowder: of churches, kings and lords; of superstitions, biases and science. This light, transportable, foldable, slicea...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 21.05.22

Mind’s eye

The Mahabharata has fascinated artists for centuries. It is a seemingly inexhaustible source of subjects. What fascinates the veteran artist, Shuvaprasanna, though, are not the tales of...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Arts  /  Published 21.05.22

Newer forms

In many ways, the latest venture of Bohubrihi, Shakespeare in Venice, is stamped with the telltale marks of post-Covid theatre. The minimalist approach in its making, the brevity of the production, th...
By Dipankar Sen

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

Arts  /  Published 14.05.22

A dystopian reality

Any mention of Santiniketan evokes a sense of idyll in the Bengali mind. It is, after all, the beloved bard’s abode of peace. Images of red lateritic soil, a slow-flowing Kopai, sonajhuri and eu...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Arts  /  Published 14.05.22

Retelling stories, old and new

Shyambazar Natyacharcha Kendra’s Telescope is a short-length gem that should travel miles. Based on a Madhusudan Mukhopadhyay story that records a suburban girl’s fascination with the...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 14.05.22

Different vision

Twin Sisters with Cameras: An exhibition of the works of Debalina Mazumder and Manobina Roy held recently at the Jadunath Bhavan Museum and Resource Centre of the Centre for Studies in Social Sci...
By Soumitra Das

World  /  Published 11.05.22

Monroe portrait sold for $195 million

A Marilyn Monroe portrait by Andy Warhol was sold at $195 million (€185 million) at the auction house Christie's in New York on Monday. The 1964 silk-screen portrait is one in a series of po...
By Deutsche Welle

Arts  /  Published 07.05.22

Perfect fusion of text and tunes

Emotionally-charged and well-dramatized reading, heady visual displays and poised singing by seasoned performers marked the event, Iti Rabi, presented by SPCKraft and a host of other organizations at ...
By Samarjit Guha

Arts  /  Published 07.05.22

Enduring vision

Benode Behari had taken Mozumdar under his wings. In Nepal, where art and craft were indistinguishable, he was groomed by master the craftsman, Kulasundar Shilakarmi, in the late 1940s. Here, he glean...
By Soumitra Das


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