Rare attempt at portraying Savitri Bai Phule

How did the Marathis deal with the bubonic plague in 1896? Did the victims face a similar kind of social ostra...

Getting in the festive mood

At a time when there is uncertainty about Durga Puja, Debovasha organized Siddhidata (August 14-28),...

Notes that touch the soul

Guruguha Gana Vidyalaya in Calcutta celebrated Independence Day and Janmashtami through a two-day long digital...

Glimpse into works of four artists

Fraught with pestilence and political unrest, the year 2020 is set to remain etched in our collective psyche f...

On John Petrucci’s album

John Petrucci — a name synonymous with guitar virtuosity — has dropped his second instrumental alb...

Pyne: Inhabiting a twilight world

Ganesh Pyne’s works never fail to intrigue viewers with the aura of mystery that veils them. Even when h...

Arts  /  Published 04.09.20

Art online: Chalk and cheese

Digital platforms are a democratic option open to all artists. But if the selection of works for online shows is democratic rather than discerning, no difference made between chalk and cheese, quality...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 04.09.20

Anwar Chitrakar: Finding humour amidst adversity

There was a time when folk arts were struggling to survive. However, these have recently been rejuvenated to some extent by the urban middle classes’ discovery of India’s rich and varied a...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Arts  /  Published 04.09.20

A search for relief in times of a pandemic

As Covid 19 continues its devastating sweep across the world, performance artists — dancer or not — have resolutely moved to digital platforms to make communication with expanding audience...
By Kathakali Jana in

Arts  /  Published 02.09.20

'Love, longing and lust are my fave topics'

Edgy. Stark. Raw romance. Couturier Suneet Varma’s photography is arresting. There is an an element of playful charm coated generously with drama. They have a dialogue with you. Much like what S...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Arts  /  Published 02.09.20

Get started with your kitchen garden

Potatoes Roasted, boiled, or mashed, the fact is that you can’t ignore them. They are your comfort food. Imagine the flavour of having cheese and onion rosti or jacket potatoes with sour cream ...
By Monika Poddar in

Arts  /  Published 31.08.20

MTV Video Music Awards wears a dystopian look

6. Concert feel It’s been a while since we saw a real concert. Machine Gun Kelly’s VMAs pre-show performance gave us the feel of a mini concert as he performed two songs — atop a Ne...
By Mathures Paul in

Arts  /  Published 30.08.20

Rupam decodes his upcoming Pujabarshiki solo gig

Rupam Islam’s solo shows are by turns innovative, inspiring and intriguing. Songs, stories, critique and comments interlace and one gets to experience the raw power of his songs. With Covid-19 o...
By Arindam Chatterjee in

Arts  /  Published 30.08.20

A powwow with the musician in Bhuvan Bam

It took about 10 days to make the song. Is that the amount of time your team and you normally take to work on a track? It was very different for Heer ranjha as this was the first song we made since t...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

Arts  /  Published 29.08.20

The man behind their music

By Shantanu Datta in

Arts  /  Published 28.08.20

New bonds forged through social media

Making the most of the newfound connectedness of what is being termed as the “new normal”, artistes are looking for ways to record or live stream their work to stay engaged with a virtual ...
By Kathakali Jana in


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