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 02.09.20

Get started with your kitchen garden

Potatoes Roasted, boiled, or mashed, the fact is that you can’t ignore them. They are your comfort food. Imagine the flavour of having cheese and onion rosti or jacket potatoes with sour cream ...
By Monika Poddar in

Arts  /  Published 31.08.20

MTV Video Music Awards wears a dystopian look

6. Concert feel It’s been a while since we saw a real concert. Machine Gun Kelly’s VMAs pre-show performance gave us the feel of a mini concert as he performed two songs — atop a Ne...
By Mathures Paul in

Arts  /  Published 30.08.20

Rupam decodes his upcoming Pujabarshiki solo gig

Rupam Islam’s solo shows are by turns innovative, inspiring and intriguing. Songs, stories, critique and comments interlace and one gets to experience the raw power of his songs. With Covid-19 o...
By Arindam Chatterjee in

Arts  /  Published 30.08.20

A powwow with the musician in Bhuvan Bam

It took about 10 days to make the song. Is that the amount of time your team and you normally take to work on a track? It was very different for Heer ranjha as this was the first song we made since t...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

Arts  /  Published 29.08.20

The man behind their music

By Shantanu Datta in

Arts  /  Published 28.08.20

New bonds forged through social media

Making the most of the newfound connectedness of what is being termed as the “new normal”, artistes are looking for ways to record or live stream their work to stay engaged with a virtual ...
By Kathakali Jana in

Arts  /  Published 28.08.20

The luxury of a home

The crucible of the individual’s sense of self and of socialization is, of course, The Nest, as Anant Art’s online show calls it. The word is more appropriate than ‘home’,...
By Rita Datta in

Arts  /  Published 28.08.20

An eloquent silence: Sri Lankan theatre online

The pandemic may have closed theatre venues, and the present situation may not seem at all promising, but theatre practitioners all over the world have engaged with digital platforms with such a feroc...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in

Arts  /  Published 27.08.20

The artists’ take on our future

“Man has always looked ahead. He has strived to make the coming time better than what it is today…. The reality though is that the coming time is more of a mystery than ever before. Very ...
By Anannya Sarkar in

Arts  /  Published 26.08.20

Songs that enjoyed a second life

Just before Jenny boards the bus, Forrest gives her his medal of honour. Jenny asks him: “Why are you so good to me?” Forrest replies in his inimitable matter-of-fact way: “Cause you...
By Arnab Banerjee in


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