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...

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...

People  /  Published 16.02.19

Instagram is a disease: Photographer Raghu Rai

If you had a chance to go back and shoot something, what would that be?I’d like to shoot Pandit (Jawaharlal) Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore…And among those you have already photographe...
By Abhijit Mitra in Calcutta

India  /  Published 09.02.19

Palekar criticises government, speech interrupted

Actor-director Amol Palekar was forced to cut his speech short at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Mumbai on Friday when he criticised the culture ministry’s functioning and mentioned the attac...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

People  /  Published 07.01.20

Padamsee, poet on palette, no more

The remarkably protean and prolific Akbar Padamsee, one of India’s leading modernists and greats, died at the Isha Yoga Centre near Coimbatore on Monday night at the age of 91. He and his wife Bhanu...
By Soumitra Das in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 03.01.20

Renewal and agony

Nature in all her temperamentality and shifting moods animates Jayashree Chakravarty’s turbulent canvases and installations at the Akar Prakar exhibition titled A Wired Ecology (November 12-December...
By Soumitra Das in

Arts  /  Published 28.12.19

Dark tales, darkly told

Dark tales, darkly told. That seems to have become, in these dark times, the mission that the small, young gallery of three years has taken up. The darkness permeates not just the content of the art r...
By Rita Datta in

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.12.19

Five-day workshop on tribal painting

School students and youngsters from near Dhalbhumgarh in East Singhbhum will get an opportunity to learn tribal paintings. The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Intach), Jharkhand, ...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

Arts  /  Published 24.01.19

To save the sound of a Stradivarius, a whole city must keep quiet

Florencia Rastelli was mortified. As an expert barista, she had never spilled a single cup of coffee, she said. But recently, as she wiped the counter at Chiave di Bacco, the cafe where she works, she...
By Max Paradiso/NYTNS in Cremona (Italy)

Arts  /  Published 21.12.19

That Bloody Sunday, YouToo

Around the time Larry Mullen Jr started the gunfire-drum intro of Sunday Bloody Sunday at the D.Y. Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai last Sunday, the Delhi Police were making the song real for the students...
By Sumit Bhattacharya in

Arts  /  Published 01.03.20

Decoding art in the present world

The second edition of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, in association with The Telegraph that was held at and hosted by the Kolkata Centre for Creativity recently brought up a confluence of diverse and divergen...
By Hia Datta in

Arts  /  Published 28.02.20

Bridging the past and present with photographs

The polymath, Rajendralal Mitra (1822-1891), besides being the first Indian Indologist and scientific historiographer from Bengal, was a key figure of the Asiatic Society. He was a pioneer in the fiel...
By Soumitra Das in


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