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All about Elvis Costello & the Imposters new album The Boy Named If

During the pandemic, plenty of musicians have unveiled their quieter, scaled-down, more reflective sides. Elvi...

Beat Blasters dropped a new music video — Paracyclone

There was a time when there were many instrumental bands in Calcutta. Unfortunately, that’s no longer th...
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Alone but together — a feeling captured on Begum’s new single and video, Maybe Baby

With two singles already out from their third album Are You Ok?, Goa- and Delhi-based trio, Begum, have releas...

Sam Fender’s unable to have a normal life in North Shields

Sam Fender, a singer-songwriter often labeled Britain’s answer to Bruce Springsteen, realised his life h...

Bruce Springsteen is the highest paid musician of 2021

The only woman to make the cut on the list of highest-paid musicians in 2021 is Taylor Swift. And the highest ...

A musical kaleidoscope

Imagine walking through a desert at dusk and coming across a colourful tent hosting a mehfil brimming with lau...

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Culture  /  Published 03.01.22

Snapshots from an afternoon spent hearing tales of the earth

Mrittika — The Earthy Tales, an initiative of Falguni Bhatt and Somini Sen Dua, had its first volume of adda-cum-demonstrations recently, at Aorang Studio. In the one-hour long module, Falguni B...
By Debaroti Adhikary (former t2 intern)

Culture  /  Published 02.01.22

Good vibrations: music 2022

Honky Chateau by Elton John: Liberated listeners with Rocket Man. It sounds stunning even after half a century. ...
By Mathures Paul

Entertainment  /  Published 02.01.22

Kabir stumped

It was more like India at World Cup 2021 than Kapil’s champs in 1983 as Kabir Khan’s film was stumped at the box office. Shahid Kapoor’s Jersey, also about a cricketer albeit fiction...
By Bharathi S. Pradhan

Culture  /  Published 02.01.22

Everybody loves a bit of Identity Polikicks

For former footballer Gautam Thakur it is a dream come true — the debut of Matua Sarojini Naidu Orient Sporting Club and Matua Milan Bithi Football Club. Matuas belong to the socially backward N...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Culture  /  Published 02.01.22

Belong where we do

Bansberia and Adisaptagram. The first is a town in West Bengal, 60 kilometres north of Calcutta, and the second is a village adjoining it. Between the two they have 10 edifices that are a combination ...
By Anasuya Basu

Culture  /  Published 02.01.22

The ubiquitous Bengali traveller

The Bengali traveller is ubiquitous. Whether you are visiting Ladakhi monasteries or Rajasthani palaces, the odds are you will be sharing them with a few Bengalis. No matter if you love the mountains ...
By Paromita Sen

Culture  /  Published 26.12.21

This Month: India fourth most spammed country

Sanjay Gandhi — younger son of the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the one who gave the Emergency its abominable ring and who died crashing his Pitts S 2A airplane in central Delhi in 1980 &m...
By Team Graphic

Entertainment  /  Published 26.12.21

The year that was

In an early scene, when teammates jested that our fast bowler would shorten his name like others and introduce himself as a savvy “Balwinder Singh, Balls to you”, there was a visceral groa...
By Bharathi S. Pradhan

Culture  /  Published 26.12.21

Taan Sun and Summit

Kumar Sanu, a Kishore-konthi, is no Kishore Kumar. But Kedarnath Bhattacharya, aka Kumar Sanu, can claim to be Tansen — with a difference. Legend has it that Tansen’s music caused the rai...
By Uddalak Mukherjee

Culture  /  Published 26.12.21

Cheery on the cake

The other bakery whose fruit cake is a must for old-time Calcuttans is, of course, Nahoum’s. While Calcuttans inherited their Christmas cake-eating habits from the British — probably &mda...
By Paromita Sen


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