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Bob Dylan@81

Calcutta's ode to 'Dylan dadu'

Words, melody, blues, truth, philosophy. Bob Dylan is all these and a lot more. To commemorate his 81st birthd...

Dylan and his many versions

Bob Dylan has this penchant for changing his own songs. Performing live, he introduces generous variations in ...
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Ballad of a thin man

So what’s he up to, this Bob Dylan? Days ago he was spotted, apparently shopping for Christ’s sake...

Dylan shines in the shadows

Masked men in black hats play the mandolin, accordion and guitar. A lone woman, her face under cover too, hand...

Songs of our time

Of the many gut-wrenching events of the pandemic, particularly poignant was a doctor’s account of how So...

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Music  /  Published 22.05.21

Songs of our time

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By Shantanu Datta

Music  /  Published 22.05.21

Ballad of a thin man

So what’s he up to, this Bob Dylan? Days ago he was spotted, apparently shopping for Christ’s sake, running errands in Los Angeles, where he has been cooped up ever since his scheduled con...
By Shantanu Datta

Music  /  Published 21.05.21

Nobel: literature in song

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By Our Music Desk

Culture  /  Published 04.05.21

When Bob went electric

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By Shantanu Datta

Arts  /  Published 06.03.21

Scarlet's violin, his song

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By Shantanu Datta

Arts  /  Published 29.08.20

The man behind their music

He was hemmed in by the other four inside a Limousine with the glass separating them and the driver turned up. It was all too smoky inside. They were smoking. What? Never mind. Suddenly, while waiting...
By Shantanu Datta

Arts  /  Published 19.06.20

His new album of 'multitudes'

In the film Wonder Boys (2000) which won Dylan an Oscar for his song Things Have Changed, Professor Tripp who teaches creative writing, would tell his students how writers make choices. In places like...
By Jaimin Rajani

Arts  /  Published 15.06.20

You, me and a masterpiece

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By Shantanu Datta in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 23.05.20

Happy b'day from Calcutta

Nondon Bagchi is an institution. Absolutely. Nondon Bagchi has been doing this since the 60s when he would sing Dylan's Ballad of A Thin Man at Trincas on Park Street with his first ban...
By Shantanu Datta in Calcutta

Culture  /  Published 04.02.20

So much more than the music

Bob Dylan — If Not For You, a connection between the city and Dylan Kindly speak like silence” is how the documentary made by Jaimin and Vineet Arora starts, picking up the line from...


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