Visions born out of pain

“Have you seen the golden glass?/ Glowing like gold?/ Once you have beheld it/ the rest turns black...&r...

Entities Define Us

Two bags hang from the wall, wrinkled with fine folds and stretched by the weight and shape of their contents....

Parvathy Baul: Power and feeling

With a voice that can sound like a war cry and yet has the depth of an abyss, Parvathy Baul conjured a range o...

Twilight zone

Liminal beings are those that cannot easily be placed into a single category of existence — they are amb...

Journey to the end

Is Utpal Dutt, the revolutionary playwright and director of the 1970s, still relevant to our times? If the ans...

Transcendent symbols

An obvious fact sometimes bears repetition. Were it not for man-made objects marking time and geographic space...

Arts  /  Published 04.04.20

A glorious history of visual arts from east India

Ghare Baire is a grand exposition of Bengal art being held in Currency Building in BBD Bag. It celebrates the glorious history of visual arts in this region of eastern India. It gently unfolds before ...
By Soumitra Das

West Bengal  /  Published 05.03.20

Stage set for Jatra spotlight on citizenship regime

Fears about the new citizenship matrix have reached the city’s jatrapara.One of the many posters dotting the walls of Chitpore reads “NRC Hatao, Desh Bachao (Repeal NRC, Save the Country)”. The ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

Style  /  Published 30.04.20

Art is about beauty

In part one of her story, artist Anita Gopal, who divides her time between Calcutta and London, talks about her charmed childhood in Calcutta, a chance meeting with artist David Hockney and her moment...
By The Telegraph

Entertainment  /  Published 19.11.18

Narcos: Mexico was a culture shock: Michael Pena

After two decades of delivering some fine work in films ranging from Oscar contenders such as Crash and American Hustle to big-budget superhero films like Ant-Man, Michael Pena is one of the most vis...
By Karishma Upadhyay

Arts  /  Published 24.05.20

MAP offers a healing bouquet of flowers

In 2016, Canon tied up with producer and rapper Swizz Beatz to launch a campaign promoting their EOS Rebel SLR camera. Taking ahead their proposition of “Image is everything”, the brand wanted to ...
By Shrestha Saha

Arts  /  Published 09.10.19

The stage production of Devika Rani was gorgeous to watch but a tad too long

Devika Rani, popularly known as the ‘first lady of Indian cinema’, found representation on stage through Lillete Dubey’s production Devika Rani: Goddess of the Silver Screen in association with ...
By Shrestha Saha in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 22.05.20

A long march of wounded spirits

One wonders how Somnath Hore would have portrayed the migrants who are trudging home amidst the nationwide lockdown. One of the woodcuts at the show, Somnath Hore: An Exhibition of Prints, at Galerie ...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Opinion  /  Published 25.08.18

Fleeting joy in lives of ugliness

By Soumitra Das

Arts  /  Published 20.06.20

On World Music Day, listen in

1. Abbey Road (The Beatles)The soundtrack to my childhood, this album was always on in my house and I Want You (She's So Heavy) was my introduction to the blues. 2. Come Away With Me (Norah Jones)I ...
By Entertainment Desk


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