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Culture  /  Published 12.10.18

Iron: Masterclass in method acting

On the evening of August 25, the sparse audience at G.D. Birla Sabhaghar was treated to a masterclass in method acting, à la Konstantin Stanislavski, by Rage Productions. Jointly presented by Sanskri...
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Culture  /  Published 12.10.18

Ideas shaped by experience

In redefining drawing as the fundamental structuring for imagination, Experimenter Gallery dissolves the term’s narrow meaning into an elastic paradigm. Its current show, Drawn from Practice, on vie...
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Culture  /  Published 12.10.18

Mediocrity eclipses talent

The thing about annual programmes of cultural institutions is that they are often more focused on individual performances of participants than on quality. Having every pupil on stage is an important o...
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Books  /  Published 06.10.18

Deepa Mehta just read 15,000 pages of fiction

As a middle-aged male, does marathon running transiently increase my risk for cardiac arrest?There are many factors associated with the risk of cardiac arrest, such as genetic predisposition, coronary...
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Culture  /  Published 05.10.18

A theatrical call to reinstate leftist thought

Watching Ichheymoto’s Captain Hurrah, written by Mohit Chattopadhyay, one is gripped by the sense that the wheel of history has turned full circle. A partially absurdist play advocating the triumph ...
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Culture  /  Published 05.10.18

The Frame held the inaugural show of its own gallery

Partly because of its puckish political theme but more because of its sharp, hectic scribbling of caricatures that you take note of Bibhuti Chakraborty’s The Chairman. That is, the man who must, at ...
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Culture  /  Published 05.10.18

Saoli Mitra returns to the centrestage

Upon entering the premises of the Academy of Fine Arts Festival on the evening of August 22 and making one’s way down the serpentine pathway leading to the auditorium, one paused for a few moments, ...
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Culture  /  Published 05.10.18

Barren beauty

The innate romantic in Petrarch (1304-1374) allowed himself to be bewitched by Nature’s sensuous splendour from the top of Mont Ventoux, Provence. But, spurred by a line from St Augustine, he was ad...
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Culture  /  Published 05.10.18

Mellifluous intricacies

The popular festival, jhulan yatra — which celebrates the romantic spirit of Krishna — always evokes a musical atmosphere, especially where the North Calcutta residence of Ramkanai Adhikary, widel...
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Culture  /  Published 05.10.18

Exploring new avenues

Upon his return from England in 1880, Rabindranath Tagore sought to create musical plays, modelled upon operas, which would represent the coming together of the East and the West, thereby adding a new...
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