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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...

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...

Scarlet re-ignites ‘Hurricane’

Today, she plays some of the exact same notes she played 45 years ago while performing alongside Bob Dylan on&...

Songs of our time

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

Here's to Bob, our way

Vijit Singh Malik (Simple Twist of Fate) Let me preface my interpretation of this classic song by saying...

Dylan's ties with tech: indifferent, dislike

It was July 25, 1965. Bob Dylan took the stage at the Newport Folk Festival sporting black jeans, black boots,...

Culture  /  Published 04.05.21

When Bob went electric

By Shantanu Datta

Arts  /  Published 06.03.21

Scarlet's violin, his song

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

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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