Tradition and individual talent

The 10th edition of Little Thespian’s national theatre festival (March 22-27), aptly titled ‘Jashn...

In search of paradise

It would take unforeseen shifts in civilizational thinking for the landscape — or Nature in some form &m...

Missing link

The exhibition, From Kolkata to Italy: Of places in Dialogue, organized by the Italian Consulate, Calcutta (Ma...

Thistledown in the wind

Ganesh Haloi was born way back in 1936 in the Jamalpur district of Bangladesh. Yet, at his stage in life, he h...

Right recipe

Art works in mysterious ways. Sometimes, even an assemblage of all the right ingredients will not produce the ...

A patchwork of ideas

Saadat Hasan Manto’s short stories, especially the ones exploring the sombre darkness enveloping the Par...

Arts  /  Published 22.04.20

Bonding over the classical guitar and mandolin

One was a firefighter and the other traded in his electric guitar for a classical one. Carlo Aonzo (mandolin) and Lorenzo Bernardi (guitar) were in Calcutta in February to perform their project, ‘Jo...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya

Arts  /  Published 21.04.20

Artist Biraaj Dodiya’s Debut Solo Show at Experimenter

I came across this poem (The Laid Out Body, a part of the poem Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias by Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca) in which the poet was commemorating a friend’s death but there...
By Anannya Sarkar

Arts  /  Published 21.04.20

Creative recycling ideas for your wardrobe

1. Video: 10 Easy Crafts with Old ClothesBy: HGTV HandmadeDon’t know what to do with old clothes? This video will give you 10 options to recycle them and create something new — door mats out of ol...
By Malancha Dasgupta

Arts  /  Published 17.04.20

Exploration of classical dance in the male body

Dance history in India and the spaces in which the forms originated and evolved have mandated that the practice and presentation of most of the classical forms are the exclusive preserve of women. It ...
By Kathakali Jana

Arts  /  Published 01.10.18

Life and afterlife of S H Raza, through his art

A deafening serenity permeates the forest of canvases on the walls of the Piramal Museum of Art in Mumbai. Five decades of Syed Haider Raza’s work, distilled into 35 paintings, and topped with a han...
By Anand Holla

Culture  /  Published 14.04.20

Five leading Calcutta dancers are offering online classes

Dimitri Deb Das aka 3DlockYears active: EightDance style: Locking, hip-hop and freestyleKnow the artiste: Dimitri has loved dancing since childhood, even before he got introduced to Calcutta’s hip-h...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya

Culture  /  Published 27.07.19

Girish Karnad lives on

Braving torrential rain and traffic snarls, a group of theatre addicts makes it to the top floor of a commercial complex in Mumbai’s Lokhandwala area where Tamaasha Theatre has organised, over two c...
By Alpana Chowdhury

Arts  /  Published 25.09.18

Jim Sarbh on how Julio the clown was born

Jim Sarbh, who stood out as the terrifying terrorist Khalil in Ram Madhvani’s Neerja, plays one of two clowns in Rajat Kumar's stage production MacBeth: What Is Done, Is Done. Kapoor...
By Ushnota Paul

Arts  /  Published 10.04.20

Restoring the core idea of Natyashastra

Bhaanotsav, designed and directed by Piyal Bhattacharya, stems from his pervasive research on the reconstruction of the ancient Indian dramatic form as embedded in the Natyashastra. The performance, b...
By Debaroti Chakraborty

Arts  /  Published 19.09.18

Pledge to revive dying art

Sand artist Sudarsan Patnaik vowed to take dying art forms to new heights as he was appointed as the president of the Odisha Lalit Kala Akademi on Wednesday.“I seek blessings of Lord Jagannath to wo...
By The Telegraph in Bhubaneshwar


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