Mystery of the missing link in our post offices

Exactly a week before the nationwide lockdown was announced, I received a message from the postmaster of the n...

The fate of Calcutta's vibrant cafe culture

While it would be too early to rue the death of the cafe culture and we are oh-so-craving those long adda sess...

Conscious consumption in the post-pandemic world

While the pandemic has turned many of our ideas about the “purpose of life” on its head, various segments ...

Bookworms’ bid to resuscitate boipara

He has missed coming to Calcutta with his Kolkata Knight Riders contingent, but has his fingers crossed on a s...

The dating game has completely shifted online

Chhuo na chhuo na mujhe, chhuo na chhuo na dekho chhuo na... this 1985 hit from Saagar shot sensuous on Dimple...

Bob Dylan: you, me and a masterpiece

Morning has broken. Bob Dylan has spoken. Like he was you and me, a brooding 79-year-old who thinks of today&r...

Style  /  Published 01.07.20

Designers unite for cause of Indian artisans

Reckoning and Realisations Anamika Khanna: I started okay because all of us were treating it like this much-needed forced break that we had been promising ourselves forever. But soon enough, this loc...
By Anannya Sarkar in

Arts  /  Published 01.07.20

'Music has helped me survive through the pandemic'

Bangladeshi actress Rafiath Rashid Mithila’s musical roots go back to her childhood. Trained in Nazrul Geeti, she grew up in a musical environment and later went on to write a number of lyrics f...
By Arindam Chatterjee in

Arts  /  Published 01.07.20

At home, the jukebox of life

Send us your list of 10 favourite albums at with a line or two about each. We will publish the first 10 entries. Don’t forget to tell us a bit about yourselv...
By Shantanu Datta in

Culture  /  Published 01.07.20

It’s Shakti again

It seems you all really wanted to do this? SM: At some stage you have to do something you really want to do without caring whether there is some strong hook which will sell a million records, you kno...
By Shantanu Datta in

Arts  /  Published 01.07.20

Bob Dylan: you, me and a masterpiece

Dylan betrays this spark within while describing Robert Johnson, the American blues guitarist whose recordings of the ’30s have influenced generations of musicians. “Robert was one of the ...
By Shantanu Datta in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 29.06.20

Hemant Kumar lives sau saal baad

Leaving aside tragedies and toxicity, wistful “If only Covid-19 had not happened” stories continue to roll out. For instance, if the un-ordered import from China had not hit the world, Ju...
By Bharathi S. Pradhan in

Arts  /  Published 29.06.20

Meet Ayushman 'Bobo' Mitra, the artist

At some point, his dida joined in the conversation and added in Bengali: “He has always made art and I can’t think of a time when he didn’t, which is just like his grandfather too. He is a story...
By Anannya Sarkar in

Culture  /  Published 28.06.20

An exhibition of Manobina Roy's photographs

Portraits, street life, landscapes… Manobina’s camera (the Brownie was followed by a Rolleiflex, an Asahi Pentax and a Nikon) caught beauty in various forms in natural light, without the help of m...
By Alpana Chowdhury in

Style  /  Published 28.06.20

Playbook for The Big Fat Indian Wedding

The wedding season is upon us, so we decided to put together some ideas for brides, grooms and even bridesmaids.  For this bridal lookbook curated by designer Ritu Kumar, Tollywood actor Koe...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Arts  /  Published 28.06.20

Watchlist: Indian biggies at Christie's auction

Christie’s will be holding its first 2019 auction of South Asian Modern and Contemporary Art on March 20 in New York, followed by a sale in London in June. It is hoping to break some previously esta...
By Smita Tripathi in


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