Prateek Kuhad on the making of Kasoor

To be honest, I knew people were going to like this video. From the day I read the pitch for this video, I kne...

Chettri's ‘just a regular person’

Before the lockdown was announced, Bipul Chettri & The Travelling Band was in the city to perform at the S...

Oscar-winning music composer Ennio Morricone dies

Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer whose atmospheric scores for spaghetti westerns and some 500 films by a ...

The future of the music industry? Play it by the ear

Club gigs and parties may not be a priority during Covid-19 but it is a source of earning for millions of peop...

DJ Spryk on curating Red Bull Premieres

For Tejas Nair, aka DJ Spryk, it is important to bring forward the story that usually accompanies music. The M...

LGBTQIA+: Madame Gandhi's message

When you become the image of your own imagination, it’s the most powerful thing you could ever do,&rdquo...

Arts  /  Published 03.07.20

Fragments of 'labouring bodies' from the darkness

Dark Things, a collaborative performance project by Performance Studies Collective, is directed by Anuradha Kapur and Deepan Sivaraman and brings the ‘labouring body’ to the centre of the ...
By Debaroti Chakraborty in

Arts  /  Published 03.07.20

A fascinating montage of mixed media

In Touch is a collaborative platform created by galleries to present online exhibitions at a time when gallery shows are impossible owing to the pandemic. Twelve galleries mostly based in Delhi and Mu...
By Soumitra Das in

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...
By Anannya Sarkar in

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...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

Arts  /  Published 02.07.20

Theatre: Buddhist Chanakya narrative

Contemporary Indian theatre has found Chanakya irresistible. Ever since Dwijendralal Roy installed him as the kingpin of Indian nationalism at its nascent stage in Chandragupta (1911), the proscenium ...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in

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...
By Arindam Chatterjee in

Arts  /  Published 01.07.20

At home, the jukebox of life

Send us your list of 10 favourite albums at with a line or two about each. We will publish the first 10 entries. Don’t forget to tell us a bit about yourselv...
By Shantanu Datta in

Culture  /  Published 01.07.20

It’s Shakti again

It seems you all really wanted to do this? SM: At some stage you have to do something you really want to do without caring whether there is some strong hook which will sell a million records, you kno...
By Shantanu Datta in

Arts  /  Published 01.07.20

Happy b’day Dylan, from Calcutta

Nondon Bagchi is an institution. Absolutely. Nondon Bagchi has been doing this since the 60s when he would sing Dylan's Ballad of A Thin Man at Trincas on Park Street with his first band, Chequer...
By Shantanu Datta in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 01.07.20

Bob Dylan: you, me and a masterpiece

Dylan betrays this spark within while describing Robert Johnson, the American blues guitarist whose recordings of the ’30s have influenced generations of musicians. “Robert was one of the ...
By Shantanu Datta in Calcutta


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