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BTS and its loyal army of fans

It’s 10.30 on a Monday night, and Ashley Hackworth is putting the final touches on a personal project to...

Peanuts: Security blanket for the child hiding in us

Cartoon is a fairly sort of a proposition. You have to be fairly intelligent — if you were really intell...
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Through a lens, fairly

At a time when artists are judged as much for their politics as their work, Waswo X. Waswo’s exhibition,...

True balm: Timeless Beethoven

“Taken as a whole, Beethoven’s body of work represents the greatest evidence of man’s triump...

Fiery ideas

It’s amazing what young artists like Viraag Desai, who operates from both Calcutta and Mumbai, can achie...

Experience love and its pitfalls with When Chai Met Toast

Multilingual indie band from Kochi, When Chai Met Toast, have dropped their third track Kahaani from their upc...

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Entertainment  /  Published 03.12.19

Facing personal trauma to accepting one’s destiny

Filmmaker Shonali Bose has been an inspiration, not only through her films but also in the way she has handled personal trauma. The director behind films like Amu, Margarita with a Straw and the recen...
By Priyanka Roy (Intern) in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 17.12.18

What’s Christmas without a classic Nutcracker?

Christmas in London this year may be more windy than white, but there’s much going on to add to the festive cheer. Nutcracker is a firm (favourite) fixture on the December calendar with as many as t...
By Namrata Bhawnani in

Culture  /  Published 09.11.19

Divine Doppelgängers

There is something odd about the relationship between gods and demons — one cannot do without the other. That’s the picture one gets after hearing art historian B.N. Goswamy’s discourse on Manak...
By Paromita Kar in

Opinion  /  Published 09.12.18

When Babylon takes over reggae

Music may or may not be the food of love, but it has always been the fuel that fires the rebel heart. Take, for instance, the tunes that grew on the backstreets and in the dance halls of Jamaica. Regg...
By The Editorial Board in

World  /  Published 03.11.19

UK theatres to adopt gender-neutral terms

Eight decades after Alfred Hitchcock got the lady to vanish on the silver screen, she is set to disappear from the stage too.But unlike the 1938 thriller The Lady Vanishes, in which a flesh-and-blood ...
By Amit Roy in London

Arts  /  Published 28.11.18

Tyeb Mehta and Amrita Sher-Gil at Sotheby's Mumbai auction

On November 29, at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai, as the clock strikes seven, 60 lots will go under the hammer at Sotheby's first ever auction in Mumbai, called 'Boundless: India'. This landmark aucti...
By Smita Tripathi in

Arts  /  Published 22.11.18

I got my mind read by illusionist Alexander Magu

Magic is in our everyday life like the French pilaf. What I do are illusions,' says Alexander Magu casually folding an iPhone as my eyes pop out. 'Here, try it, it's a special Russian phone made of ru...
By Smita Tripathi in New Delhi

Arts  /  Published 23.05.20

Happy b’day Dylan, from Calcutta

Nondon Bagchi is an institution. Absolutely. Nondon Bagchi has been doing this since the 60s when he would sing Dylan's Ballad of A Thin Man at Trincas on Park Street with his first band, Chequer...
By Shantanu Datta in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 22.07.19

Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography

On July 20, 1969, half a billion viewers around the world watched as the Apollo 11 mission beamed back to earth the first television footage of American astronauts on the moon. This groundbreaking mom...
By The Telegraph in

Arts  /  Published 06.08.19

The Metropolitan Museum of Art showcases the Ramayana

Starting next week, the Ramayana will be the focus of an exhibition at New York’s The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Sita and Rama: The Ramayana in Indian Painting will showcase 30 outstanding painting...
By The Telegraph in


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