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Making art more democratic

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Rupankar to launch a Pujor Gaan

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Somlata and the Aces to perform online

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Arts  /  Published 10.09.20

Better than music live streams

But does the concept of visuals take away attention from music? Shai believes the two complement each other and it is a story and/or journey. People won’t vibe to music that is not good but then...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

Arts  /  Published 07.09.20

10 years of Amake Amar Moto Thakte Dao

Anupam Roy’s Amake amar moto thakte dao (from Srijit Mukherji’s film Autograph, starring Prosenjit, Indraneil Sengupta, Nandana Sen) dropped on August 20 in 2010, and it took Calcutta by s...
By Arindam Chatterjee in

Arts  /  Published 07.09.20

Musicians who have tickled our funny bone

By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

Arts  /  Published 06.09.20

B-boy Flying Machine: Breaking out new moves

Have you participated in any online battles other than BC One? I haven’t but I am doing the Red Bull E-battles because my studio is open and it is not that hard to go out. So I am preparing mys...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

Arts  /  Published 04.09.20

Art online: Chalk and cheese

Digital platforms are a democratic option open to all artists. But if the selection of works for online shows is democratic rather than discerning, no difference made between chalk and cheese, quality...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 04.09.20

Anwar Chitrakar: Finding humour amidst adversity

There was a time when folk arts were struggling to survive. However, these have recently been rejuvenated to some extent by the urban middle classes’ discovery of India’s rich and varied a...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Arts  /  Published 04.09.20

A search for relief in times of a pandemic

As Covid 19 continues its devastating sweep across the world, performance artists — dancer or not — have resolutely moved to digital platforms to make communication with expanding audience...
By Kathakali Jana in

Arts  /  Published 02.09.20

'Love, longing and lust are my fave topics'

Edgy. Stark. Raw romance. Couturier Suneet Varma’s photography is arresting. There is an an element of playful charm coated generously with drama. They have a dialogue with you. Much like what S...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Arts  /  Published 02.09.20

Get started with your kitchen garden

Potatoes Roasted, boiled, or mashed, the fact is that you can’t ignore them. They are your comfort food. Imagine the flavour of having cheese and onion rosti or jacket potatoes with sour cream ...
By Monika Poddar in

Arts  /  Published 31.08.20

MTV Video Music Awards wears a dystopian look

6. Concert feel It’s been a while since we saw a real concert. Machine Gun Kelly’s VMAs pre-show performance gave us the feel of a mini concert as he performed two songs — atop a Ne...
By Mathures Paul in


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