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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...
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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...

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Arts  /  Published 04.09.21

Mirror of the times

Artistic works are “responses to... pressing... needs of the time one lives in,” writes Nanak Ganguly, the curator of Sublime Tranferences, an exhibition hosted by Emami Art recently. Inde...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Arts  /  Published 04.09.21

Splash of local colours on theatrical canvas

Given our limited exposure to contemporary theatre practice in the Bankura district, the two-day theatre festival (August 28-29) hosted by Bankura Theatre Academy on the hallowed premises of Bankura B...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 04.09.21

Showcasing societal issues against the tide

Last month, Sapphire’s evening of celebration, marking its 29th birthday with a presentation titled Tranz (picture, right), connected the past and the present of the organization into an organic...
By Kathakali Jana

Arts  /  Published 28.08.21

In search of the unknown

Social media, a new generation of digital-native choreographers and, over the past 18 months, the successive lockdowns owing to the pandemic have pushed screen dance to the foreground. The recent rele...
By Kathakali Jana

Arts  /  Published 28.08.21

Soulful instruments

Among the other participants, Pratyush Bandyopadhyay’s rendition of Puriya Dhanashree and Hambir, Vasant Kabra’s Yaman Kalyan and Pilu, and Narendranath Dhar’s Shuddha Nat, Jaijayant...
By Payel Sengupta

Arts  /  Published 28.08.21

Across time

Androgyny is coming of age on the Kolkata stage. In recent years, DumDum Shabdomugdho Naatyokendra, led by Rakesh Ghosh, has been consistent in exploring the ambiguity of gender expression in performa...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 21.08.21

Endless melody

One of the highlights of the concert, Amra Korbo Joy, was the actual music space curated wonderfully with the lighting aptly accentuating the moods of the various songs sung or played. This digit...
By Samarjit Guha

Arts  /  Published 21.08.21

Far from the madding crowd

Bagula, located on the Sealdah-Gede railroad, hardly has access to a regular auditorium. With the nearest theatres at Krishnanagar and Ranaghat located a good 20 kilometres away, Suchana, a 32-year-ol...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 21.08.21

Broken pieces

When their relationship of four years collapsed, Croatian artists, Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic, came up with the idea of creating an installation with tokens of their shared life and with simil...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 18.08.21

Latitude 28 gets into the ‘Noosphere’

In a very timely exhibition, Delhi-based gallery Latitude 28 has put together the works of Diptej Vernekar, Gigi Scaria, Noor Ali Chagani and Niyeti Chadha Kannal, collectively titled Traversing The N...
By Anannya Sarkar


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