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...

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...

Arts  /  Published 09.07.22

Changing the world with art

From theory to praxis and back again for modifications is the circuit of those who shift gears: from interpreting the world to changing it. Well, it isn’t this Marxist prescription that ins...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 09.07.22

Keep it simple

The virtues of simplicity cannot be overstressed. The exhibition, Between The Self and Silhouettes (April 8-June 4) — a rather overloaded title — featuring Soma Das (born 1979) a...
By Soumitra Das

Arts  /  Published 03.07.22

Benin Bronzes return, Africa elated

Across Africa, many are excited about Germany’s decision to return more than 1,000 Benin Bronzes to Nigeria. But there are calls for monetary compensation, too. "This is perhaps the most s...
By Michael Oti

Arts  /  Published 02.07.22

In conflict

Hishu, a play penned and directed by Anuvab Dasgupta, spumes with the energy of a young collective, Shahoj. It deals with the issue of how news that sells is manufactured and disseminated. The story ...
By Debaroti Chakraborty in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 02.07.22

Painting a nation

Colours of Freedom — an exhibition marking the the75th anniversary of Indian Independence at CIMA  (the show will be on view at the gallery till July 30) — begins with clippings from ...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

World  /  Published 30.06.22

Germany to return artefacts to Africa

Germany has agreed to return trove of looted African colonial artifacts, including over 1,000 Benin Bronzes that will be repatriated to Nigeria. The German government has reached an agreement with Ni...
By Deutsche Welle

Arts  /  Published 27.06.22

African artists have a 'big responsibility'

Ugandan musician and politician Bobi Wine says culture can flourish with freedom. He was part of a group of African artists invited to a DW panel to discuss opportunities for Africa's creative sce...
By Deutsche Welle

Arts  /  Published 25.06.22

Laced with irreverent wit

When a creative journey of fifty-plus years unfolds in a retrospective, its period resonance lingers. A painter, print-maker, sculptor, writer and activist, Ashit Paul has been both prolific and plura...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 25.06.22

Many shades

The reputation of Chetla Krishti Sansad as the vanguard of the children’s theatre movement in downtown Calcutta was further consolidated with two new productions at Madhusudan Mancha on April 20...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 25.06.22

An evening soaked in melody

The advent of monsoon in the city was celebrated with a spectacular solo sarod recital by Amaan Ali Khan — he is the seventh generation of the famous Bangash gharana of Gwalior — at the Ka...
By Payel Sengupta


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