A responsive vision of forced inactivity

The world may have come to a standstill as a lockdown was imposed to stave off the pandemic, but if one checke...

A full bodied operatic performance

With the lifting of restrictions on open-air theatre activities from September 21, Purba Paschim premiered Jwa...

Illusion tripping over into reality

The first work that immediately holds your attention in Synchrome Monsoon, Akar Prakar’s online pre...

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,...

Arts  /  Published 11.09.20

Future vision for the arts

Overwhelming in its import, the pandemic has challenged artists to think of ways to ‘work from home’. With live work on an indefinite hold, digital is now the buzzword in a field such as d...
By Kathakali Jana in

Arts  /  Published 11.09.20

A glimpse into a brave new world

It is well known that both Gaganendranath and Abanindranath adapted stories culled from world literature and gave them vernacular identities by relocating them to the world the two brothers inhabited,...
By Soumitra Das in

Arts  /  Published 10.09.20

Better than music live streams

But does the concept of visuals take away attention from music? Shai believes the two complement each other and it is a story and/or journey. People won’t vibe to music that is not good but then...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

Arts  /  Published 07.09.20

10 years of Amake Amar Moto Thakte Dao

Anupam Roy’s Amake amar moto thakte dao (from Srijit Mukherji’s film Autograph, starring Prosenjit, Indraneil Sengupta, Nandana Sen) dropped on August 20 in 2010, and it took Calcutta by s...
By Arindam Chatterjee in

Arts  /  Published 07.09.20

Musicians who have tickled our funny bone

By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

Arts  /  Published 06.09.20

B-boy Flying Machine: Breaking out new moves

Have you participated in any online battles other than BC One? I haven’t but I am doing the Red Bull E-battles because my studio is open and it is not that hard to go out. So I am preparing mys...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

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


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