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 14.08.21

Harsh reality

Crisis is redefining the state of theatre in West Bengal at present. Theatre — recently overlooked in all state government notifications — is crawling back to normalcy; that, too, at the e...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 14.08.21

Finding messages in the abstract

Gobhai’s rich creativity was marked by phases. For example, both figuration and colour were once integral to his art. The curators have pointed out his affinity with George Kyet’s flowing,...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 14.08.21

Burning questions

We were already firmly ensconced in the plastic age when the pandemic arrived. It brought in its wake the indiscriminate use of unyielding, synthetic material that will catapult the planet into an eve...
By Kathakali Jana

Arts  /  Published 14.08.21

Message in music: Songs that make mind go on an overdrive

Leonard Cohen: Everybody Knows Leonard Cohen expresses a few facts of life directly on Everybody Knows — “the war is over”, “the good guys lost”, “the fight was fi...
By Mathures Paul

Arts  /  Published 14.08.21

Freedom Manchaha celebrates the power of expression in all of us

What is your personal take on the definition of freedom? Freedom is the acceptance of joy and hurt. It is the acceptance of our past and of our imperfections. Accepting who we are, just the way we ar...
By Saionee Chakraborty in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 07.08.21

Chitrangada's story today

By Debaroti Chakraborty

Arts  /  Published 07.08.21

Surreal mood, alternative theatre

By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 07.08.21

Feminine form in focus

By Srimoyee Bagchi

Arts  /  Published 04.08.21

Dr Giles Tillotson on curating DAG’s exhibition

A book released alongside provides context to the artwork with information and images. Excerpts from a t2 chat with Tillotson: How challenging was it to curate this exhibition? What do you think will...
By Anannya Sarkar

Arts  /  Published 31.07.21

Rich and vibrant traditions

Mita Nag, a sincere follower of the Bishnupur gharana, presented a captivating rendition of Raga Maru Bihag. Her take on Maru Bihag was slightly different from the usual, making her recital excep...
By Payel Sengupta


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