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...

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...

Arts  /  Published 21.09.21

Experimenter’s ‘Gardens as Thought Form: Lexicons for Revolution’ posits timely questions of resistance and ruminations

A garden has a myriad associations and interpretations for most. While some think of gardens fondly as spaces of recreation, some look at it as the last vestiges of nature within a concrete maze. Some...
By Anannya Sarkar

Arts  /  Published 19.09.21

DAG puts together an innovative showcase - Birds of India

Like the many cultural artefacts often lost to the crevices of time and displacement during the colonial rule of India, are the many unknown and unsung masters of Indian art who would often be commiss...
By Anannya Sarkar

Arts  /  Published 18.09.21

Tajdar Junaid 'reaches out' to loved ones

You had written this single during lockdown. How did you conceive this piece? The lockdown was a difficult period and we saw many loved ones passing away. Everyone was affected in some way or the oth...
By Arindam Chatterjee

Arts  /  Published 18.09.21

Brought to life

Having toured parts of the globe with its brand of puppet theatre, Dolls Theatre has come back home in the most literal sense. Sudip Gupta and Shreeparna Bhanja Gupta, the principal organizers of the ...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 18.09.21

Lonely eyes

If eyes are the windows of the soul, Sanat Kar’s paintings lay bare the artist’s psyche. Eyes have remained central to Kar’s artistic sensibilities — whether in the sparse line...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Arts  /  Published 18.09.21

Shades of the fiery feminine

Feeling utterly, lethally trapped by an invisible, invincible enemy — the rampaging virus — is what prompted the current series by Lala Rukh Selim of Bangladesh, In the Time of a Pandemic ...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 11.09.21

Find the light

A mark of inventive resilience exhibited by theatre artists during lockdown has to be the discovery of new performance spaces. Take Dark Studio, for example. Tucked away inside the meandering entrails...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 11.09.21

Hear the music play

The amazing potential of instruments such as the kamaicha and the sindhi sarangi was amply evident during a digital presentation of western Rajasthan’s desert songs organized by Google Arts and ...
By Samarjit Guha

Arts  /  Published 11.09.21

A shadow of the original

Bishnupur is widely known for its beautiful terracotta temples dating back to the 17th century. These are covered with a profusion of exquisite bas-relief panels depicting narratives from Vaishnava te...
By Soumitra Das

Arts  /  Published 11.09.21

A trip down the memory lane

A hot mess: It was the moment when Miley Cyrus’s career took a new turn and so did Robin Thicke’s but for a different reason. Leaving her Hannah Montana character aside, she joined Thicke ...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya


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