Throwback To Tradition

Agroup of scholars and activists have set up a new university in Texas, US, dedicated to free speech, alarmed,...

A dystopian reality

Any mention of Santiniketan evokes a sense of idyll in the Bengali mind. It is, after all, the beloved bard&rs...

Retelling stories, old and new

Bengali theatre is always happy to mine literary sources to find inspiration for new plays. Amidst the ongoing...

Different vision

Twin Sisters with Cameras: An exhibition of the works of Debalina Mazumder and Manobina Roy held recently...

Exploring Dylan and his creative process

In 2016, the George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, acquired truckloads of photos, papers ...

Thespian's dream on stage

Theatre and Calcutta are synonymous. And as an extension of the city's love for the art, theatre group Rho...

Culture  /  Published 08.05.22

Sigh society

Last year, this time, the virus was rampaging about. Nothing but deaths, oxygen shortages, lack of hospital beds and more deaths made news. Sudden lockdowns scattered already scattered families; the v...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Culture  /  Published 08.05.22

Our tongue from a newspaper spoke

No. 2 Colootola Street is in the heart of a bustling marketplace in central Calcutta, not very far from lower Chitpore. A shop that sells colourful plastic sheets is a far cry from...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

Arts  /  Published 07.05.22

Perfect fusion of text and tunes

Emotionally-charged and well-dramatized reading, heady visual displays and poised singing by seasoned performers marked the event, Iti Rabi, presented by SPCKraft and a host of other organizations at ...
By Samarjit Guha

Arts  /  Published 07.05.22

Enduring vision

Benode Behari had taken Mozumdar under his wings. In Nepal, where art and craft were indistinguishable, he was groomed by master the craftsman, Kulasundar Shilakarmi, in the late 1940s. Here, he glean...
By Soumitra Das

Arts  /  Published 07.05.22

Ominous signs

In the middle of the gallery at Birla Academy was a tiny island of rubble with an upright tamper: a common enough sight on city roads that transcends the particular to symbolize serial makeovers of me...
By Rita Datta

Culture  /  Published 06.05.22

5 things we can learn from Marlene Dietrich

Yet, she did not feel homeless. "America is my real home," she is said to have told Schell. "They took me in like I arrived there. My daughter lives there, my whole family is there.&quo...
By Deutsche Welle

Culture  /  Published 04.05.22

Disintegration of Russia's free press

Finally,Novaya Gazeta and its founder and Nobel Prize winner Dmitry Muratov, an icon of Russian and international journalism, were affected. For years, its editorial staff was one of Russia...
By Deutsche Welle

Food  /  Published 04.05.22

Chef Atiq is on a mission to popularise Emirati cuisine

TWIST TO TRADITION When Khulood first donned the chef’s cap, she felt the need to temper Emirati cuisine in such a way that it would appeal to the global palate. “Emirati food is original...
By Priyanka Roy 

Style  /  Published 04.05.22

A look at Araku's colloborative jewelery collection

Tell us about the collection... The collection is quite extensive. We have almost 35 styles and different kinds of pieces, from your mini hoops and your statement chokers to your larger statement ear...
By Saionee Chakraborty

India  /  Published 01.05.22

Interfaith iftar rules roost

Non-Muslims in Calcutta set precedent  While, Muslims across India have been organising such programmes since 2017, to counter hatred with love, to clear misconceptions related to the community, ...
By Shabina Akhtar in Calcutta


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