Those vivid lines

Debovasha’s exhibition, Study (May 25June 12), of the pencil, charcoal and conte drawings of the renowne...

The dance of brushstrokes

Would Sukti Subhra Pradhan have been better known as an artist had she not been overshadowed by her husband, N...

Bound together by tragedy

For a city-dweller like this reviewer, it is always reassuring to discover pockets of vibrant art practice all...

New adventures

The Manifest Dance-Film Festival, a recent three-day event in Pondicherry, was an audacious attempt at creatin...

Between cosmos and earth

Human beings are insignificant and indispensable when it comes to the universe. This paradox is what...

Real roots

A fascinating aspect of Bengali-language theatre is the dogged survival of hundreds of theatre groups in urban...

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

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


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