Rich musical tributes

The Dhwani Academy, in association with Orient Day School, organised its annual festival, Saaz aur Awaz, in me...

The truth between the lines

An awareness grew while viewing Amritah Sen’s recent show, Wrong Routes, at Ganges Art Gallery: that muc...

Less is more

Lotus-eyed women, their bodies defined by soft, gentle curves. They could be young mothers, fisherwomen, or da...

Days of Harry's life

It was 1987. The ever-charming Prince was at the equally charming age of 24. He was done with his album 1999 (...

NY concerts take new meaning

Returning to international events following a COVID break, the New York Philharmonic's concerts at the Use...

The mighty decider of destinies

Paper has, indeed, been a mightier, doughtier decider of destinies than, say, gunpowder: of churches, kings an...

Books  /  Published 02.09.19

How population explosion is causing the world to be remade

Demographic shift continues to have an impact on many aspects of human life. It is interesting to note how societies progress from a pre-modern period of high fertility and high mortality to a post-mo...
By Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.18

Durga Puja in the UK

Home away from homeThis is the time of year when I miss being at home where I can experience the joy of braving crowds in wet weather to go pandal-hopping in Calcutta. The equivalent in Britain would ...
By Amit Roy

West Bengal  /  Published 27.08.19

Taste of Bengal with a twist on American plate

By Subhajoy Roy in California

Books  /  Published 16.10.18

A #MeToo novel wins the coveted Booker Prize

Anna Burns won the Man Booker Prize, worth £50,000 or about Rs 48 lakh, for her novel Milkman at the award ceremony on October 16 in London, UK. The work, her third, is narrated by an 18-ye...
By The Telegraph

Culture  /  Published 16.10.18

The Oslo Durga Puja is now 10 years old

The year was 2013. It was a typical autumn day in Oslo. I could feel the lukewarm strokes of sunlight amidst crisp cold winds. An eclectic mix of yellow, brown and orange leaves adorned the trees all ...
By Sudipa Chakraborty

Heritage  /  Published 17.10.18

This village can’t watch Raavan burn

'The large effigies have six major sections -- the crown, the face, the torso, the skirt, the feet and the footwear,' explains Ramit Mitra, co-founder of Delhi By Foot, a company that organises cultur...
By Smita Tripathi

Travel  /  Published 16.10.18

Wine-on-wheels balancing act through Napa Valley

I’m a MAMIL – a Middle Aged Man in Lycra. The word was coined with a touch of derision towards gentlemen, of somewhat advanced years, who make cycling their preferred form of exercise and, therefo...
By Pradeep Mehra

Books  /  Published 23.08.19

Queen Victoria’s rather personal relationship with India

Several historians have argued that Queen Victoria was a monarch solely in name. Miles Taylor, however, studies the validity of this claim from another perspective: that of Victoria’s rather persona...
By Nayantara Mazumder

Books  /  Published 23.08.19

Beyond secularism

The 2019 parliamentary election results that helped the Narendra Modi regime to return to power with greater majority have reinforced the expansion of the Hindu Right ideology and its growing acceptan...
By Shaikh Mujibur Rehman

India  /  Published 25.04.20

Hoot sweet

None of you rascals bothered to keep track/Of how many went where, and how many went back/And now, since we must all name and shame,/Have the Much Maligned shoulder all the blame. Hutom, the wise owl,...
By Upala Sen


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