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Row over Abu Ghraib prison torture photos

A French artist used the photos for an oversized artwork at the German art show. Reactions are divided with so...

Sonic awakening

The world is broken and so is the spirit. We want to escape reality to find time to rethink before returning t...
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Real roots

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

New adventures

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

A tolly takeover at Aboli’s launch party

Giving scope and hope to local artisans is Aboli, a new decor spot on Alipore Road. Brainchild of mother-daugh...

Two sides of the coin

Two recent performances, one embodying youth and the other experience, were dynamic and compelling in their ow...

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Music  /  Published 13.07.22

Sweden's ABBA, Pippi meet at circus

They are connected by their country of origin and their international success: Björn Ulvaeus, member of the Sweden's most successful band, ABBA, is adapting a story from arguab...
By Deutsche Welle

Culture  /  Published 10.07.22

Triple debut

With actresses from Kareena and Vidya to Anushka, Katrina, Deepika and Alia walking practically from the wedding mandap to the studio to report for work, and every celebrity family eager to contribute...
By Bharathi S. Pradhan

Culture  /  Published 10.07.22

The monk who wouldn’t give up his smoke

The dilapidated shelf contained about two dozen books. All kinds, from something on development economics to the Gita. After a two-kilometre trek from Kalpeswar temple in Chamoli district of Uttarakha...
By Bitan Sikdar

Culture  /  Published 10.07.22

Madam Regent

There was quite a breeze that day. The cycle rickshaw seemed to be moving in sync with it. I was clutching in my hand a piece of paper. Scribbled on it was an address — “No.1 Regent Grove&...
By Tarun Majumdar

Culture  /  Published 10.07.22

Claw Club

Until 2020, Moyna Gayen used to live with her children in Lahiripur. Her husband worked in a shrimp-drying factory in Kerala. Her father-in-law had died in a tiger attack. But life had to go on. Moyna...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Books  /  Published 08.07.22

Their final hour

Book: The Insect Crisis: The Fall Of The Tiny Empires That Run The World Author: By Oliver Milman Publisher: Atlantic Price:£16.99 When was the last time you spotted a sparrow...
By Hindolee Datta

Books  /  Published 08.07.22

Mother India

The personification of the nation as a woman, mother or goddess can be traced back to the nationalist struggle for independence and found expression in literature, visual culture and performance arts....
By Sohini Chakraborty

Sports  /  Published 08.07.22

Looking back at Sourav on his 50th birthday

Growing up in a Bengali household essentially meant learning three names before anything else. A certain poet with an interesting beard, a tall man who probably had something to do with cinema, and a ...
By Agnideb Bandyopadhyay

Music  /  Published 07.07.22

Remembering Leonard Cohen

Personal matters stay mostly in the background. Suzanne Elrod, his partner in the mid-70s, is briefly mentioned — we’re reminded that she was not the inspiration for the song Suzanne &mdas...
By A.O. Scott

Culture  /  Published 06.07.22

New mission

As part of a campaign targeting museums and galleries in the UK, environmental activists from the group Just Stop Oil sprayed the words "no new oil" and glued themselves ...
By Deutsche Welle


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