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Those vivid lines

Debovasha’s exhibition, Study (May 25June 12), of the pencil, charcoal and conte drawings of the renowne...

The dance of brushstrokes

Would Sukti Subhra Pradhan have been better known as an artist had she not been overshadowed by her husband, N...
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Bound together by tragedy

For a city-dweller like this reviewer, it is always reassuring to discover pockets of vibrant art practice all...

New adventures

The Manifest Dance-Film Festival, a recent three-day event in Pondicherry, was an audacious attempt at creatin...

Between cosmos and earth

Human beings are insignificant and indispensable when it comes to the universe. This paradox is what...

Real roots

A fascinating aspect of Bengali-language theatre is the dogged survival of hundreds of theatre groups in urban...

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Arts  /  Published 23.07.22

Dark thoughts for the mind to battle

Sensitive receptors pick up dark signals for the mind to battle. It’s this Black Cloud of Mind [sic] that the three new members of The Frame unburdened in their recent show at the group&rsq...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 23.07.22

Mapping nature in fluid lines

Colourful, animated and innovative in the manner in which they acted as visual aids to narratives, traditional Indian scroll paintings told stories usually narrated by the artists themselves or by per...
By Soumitra Das

Arts  /  Published 23.07.22

Patterned tale

Krishnanagar, among the nerve centres of undivided Bengal, is slowly coming to terms with the changes that have swept over it. As far as performing arts is concerned, this town by the Ganges has tradi...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

World  /  Published 21.07.22

Bold and beautiful: choking on Ukraine

Tilly perceives carnival as a diverse and multifaceted event and therefore doesn't see a reason that his politics shouldn't have a place there. He says, "There are historical roots t...
By Deutsche Welle

Arts  /  Published 20.07.22

Tipu Sultan: Image & Distance

“Bucking the trend of Indian works of art being exported abroad, we decided to bring this material to India, to display to Indian audiences,” said Ashish Anand, MD and CEO of DAG. “T...
By The Telegraph

Arts  /  Published 16.07.22

The liminal world of a quiet rebel

Kartick Chandra Pyne (1931- 2017) is a neglected artist. The amazing and puzzling diversity of his work is partly responsible for it. As was his defiance of the rules that dictate the art market, prob...
By Soumitra Das

Arts  /  Published 16.07.22

New lens

There is something otherworldly about the works of Keerti Pooja and Khokan Giri exhibited in Ways of Being (an online show hosted at Emami Art recently). This is, of course, partly owing to their resp...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Arts  /  Published 16.07.22

Old fights

Since the controversy erupted over the design of the national emblem on top of the new Parliament building and the seemingly-menacing look of the lions caught the nation unawares, the situation seems ...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 09.07.22

Happy 85th to David Hockney

An anarchist with a sense of humor In a recent interview with The Guardian, Hockney revealed his inner anarchist, with his typical sense of humor. At the meeting in a restaurant, he brought out two c...
By Deutsche Welle

Arts  /  Published 09.07.22

Rooted in tradition

Barring a few, theatre groups in Calcutta have never been consistent in exploring the vast resources that are offered by folklore and indigenous performing arts. The overpowering influence of the colo...
By Anshuman Bhowmick


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