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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...
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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...

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Arts  /  Published 23.04.22

Those pillars of despair

Where does an installation artwork begin and what are its boundaries? If cleverly curated, the art experience can begin long before stepping into the gallery. Walking into a tiny bylane of Calcutta to...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Arts  /  Published 23.04.22

Fluid shades and shapes

Lest one dismiss watercolour as child’s play, let one be warned: it’s as treacherous in its flow and accidental plops as water is, and as difficult to control. Yet its translucence can spe...
By Rita Datta

Style  /  Published 18.04.22

World of Valaya — a den of opulence

Three people I would love to photograph: The Dalai Lama Gal Gadot Tom Hanks ...
By Saionee Chakraborty

Culture  /  Published 17.04.22

Future meets past

A trip through this knowledge land of sports was perfectly complemented with a visit to the gigantic Qatar National Library –– a treat for the body and a treat for the mind. The National L...
By Shrestha Saha

Culture  /  Published 17.04.22

Star signs

With the downing of masks and the opening up of theatres, the pre-lockdown affliction of boosting a new release has begun. The latest is a dystopic, misogynistic Kannada film that’s being passed...
By Bharathi S. Pradhan

Culture  /  Published 17.04.22

‘Only man cuts. Others grow’

1963: Payeng is born into the Mising tribe of Assam 1979: Plants the first trees in what would become Molai Forest. Is also involved in social forestry in Golaghat 2007: A journalist-photographer st...
By Paromita Sen

Culture  /  Published 17.04.22

The world and back

Monidi’r Bhaater Hotel or rice hotel in Belpahari in Bengal’s Jhargram district is a much sought after stop. Monidi started her journey in the tourism sector 20 years ago when she got a lo...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Culture  /  Published 17.04.22

Eye Lie

The best way to identify a “terrorist” in a Bollywood film is by his kohl-lined eyes. The latest example is The Kashmir Files and we will not delve into the viciousness of the rest of the ...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

Arts  /  Published 16.04.22

Dark corner

Debasish Ray has carved out a niche for himself as a director whose forte is visual design. His recent works, especially those constructed for off-proscenium spaces, bear testimony to this. For instan...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 16.04.22

Wit in brevity

It isn’t often that a visual artist soars to stardom, especially in a developing nation where adulation is reserved for politicians and performers. But then Maqbool Fida Husain, a spectacle in h...
By Rita Datta


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