Gods and ends

In some villages of Bengal’s Burdwan district, early summer is synonymous with Porabolan. This is when a...

Dude, listen to this food prude

This isn’t an ode to the brinjal, neither is it an ilish love song. Yet, it is about both, and things mu...

Good Bye, Bad Bye

A funeral has always been a community thing. Rows of people in white standing around, family members meeting a...

House-proud Calcuttans offer a glimpse into their space

Ritabhari Chakraborty is in a relationship with her house. ‘I am obsessed,” she laughs. Blessed wi...

A fair place to drop in

One of the pleasures of walking down Free School Street — or should we call it Mirza Ghalib Street? &mda...

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...

Books  /  Published 18.09.20

Ken Follett on his sensational new prequel

A dramatically-shot video with an upright Ken Follett striding through cathedrals of humbling sizes, speaking about his latest offering The Evening and The Morning (Pan Macmillan India), welcomed some...
By Shrestha Saha in

Arts  /  Published 16.09.20

Rupankar to launch a Pujor Gaan

Pujor gaan or songs released during Durga Puja have always held a special charm in the hearts of Bengalis for decades though that cultural lineage and fondness has somehow faded over time. To rekindle...
By Aniruddha Biswas in

Arts  /  Published 16.09.20

Making art more democratic

Art Fervour went live as a website in March 2019 and is a spunky site for both art lovers and those who are waiting to wet their feet in the vast waters of art. Galleries, artists, exhibits and discus...
By Anannya Sarkar in

Style  /  Published 16.09.20

An ethnic twist to streetwear

6. Subhamita channels easy style in an anti-fit black dress made street cool with big hoops, strappy sandals, a stack of golden bangles and a multicoloured bandana. While Olivia picks this as daywear ...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Style  /  Published 14.09.20

A haute joaillier with his heart in Calcutta

Amidst reiterations of “I love this!” from Armata, the articulate Mukherjee went on to describe each piece from the three collections that were inspired by the quintessential lived-out pas...
By Anannya Sarkar in

Arts  /  Published 14.09.20

Somlata and the Aces to perform online

Going by tradition, the atmosphere reverberates with Chandipaath, and Mahalaya ushers in the festive spirit. This time there will also be something new and musical on the online space. On September 17...
By Arindam Chatterjee in

Books  /  Published 14.09.20

Agatha Christie’s vicious villains

We bet you can’t guess the villain in this masterly, convention-breaking novel. As readers, our instincts are inclined towards trusting the narrator of the story. But, surprise, surprise! The se...
By Hia Datta in

Style  /  Published 13.09.20

Tarun Tahiliani's ‘Infinite’ journey

The showcase marked the first digital outing for Blenders Pride Fashion Tour in the form of Infinite — My Identity, My Pride, which saw Tarun put up a fashion show that compensated for being vir...
By Anannya Sarkar in

Style  /  Published 13.09.20

Elton J Fernandez on his life of an 'aesthete'

His favourite feature to play upon is the “personality”. “Make-up for me is an extension of wardrobe and personality and not the other way round,” he says. A “maximalist&...
By Saionee Chakraborty in

Arts  /  Published 13.09.20

Tech meets our strained times

Gallery Art Exposure is now hosting the latest body of works by Viraag Desai, in which he uses his technique of collage/de-collage and water-colour illustrations to repurpose technology as he connects...
By Anannya Sarkar in


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