Lifestyle  /  Published 28.06.22

From ‘Bhadu’ to ‘Kobi Gaan’: The folk music traditions of Bengal

Reference: Bongio Loksanskriti Kosh by Barun Kumar Chakraborty ...
By Barnini Maitra Chakraborty

News  /  Published 23.05.22

Foreign envoys walk at Rabindra Sarobar to get a taste of its rich natural heritage

The idea of the lake was conceived 100 years ago. In 1920, Kolkata Improvement Trust took up the initiative of beautifying the southern fringes of the city and making it suitable for habitation. The a...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 09.05.22

Bengal: 2 Baul singers killed

Two Baul folk artistes were killed and six others injured, some of them critically, as the car carrying them rammed into an empty stationary vehicle in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Monday,...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Jalpaiguri

Opinion  /  Published 15.04.22

Out of context

A recent exhibition in Calcutta on Riten Mozumdar (1927-2006) allowed a glimpse into his spectacular and deeply-moving works, which are also stunning in their range. They make us think about what we a...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya

News  /  Published 11.04.22

West Bengal’s boat culture comes alive in Kankurgachi museum walk

A group of guests, mostly from abroad, has got a taste of West Bengal’s heritage, including its rich boat culture, during an hour-long walk through Ambedkar Bhavan - Cultural Research Institute ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata


Culture  /  Published 20.03.22

Neighbours in my Mirrors

In March 2012, London-based British-Bengali band Khiyo released an audio version of Amar Sonar Bangla, the Bangladeshi national anthem. “One of the people to hear it was Shahriyar Rahman,”...
By Upala Sen

Places  /  Published 24.02.22

Set off on a musical journey to Bannabagram Baul Ashram

Bannabagram is in Ausgram of East Burdwan district, about four hours from Kolkata by road. Email or call them on +91 8420106396 for bookings. A visit to Bannabagram  ...
By Rangan Datta

Arts  /  Published 23.10.21

Parvathy Baul: Power and feeling

With a voice that can sound like a war cry and yet has the depth of an abyss, Parvathy Baul conjured a range of emotions at a recent concert organized by Emami Art. She began with the groovy, but powe...
By Samarjit Guha

West Bengal  /  Published 23.10.21

Land grab, says Baul maestro

Baul maestro Purna Das Baul and his sons on Friday alleged that 1.3 acres the musician had purchased in late 1970s on the outskirts of Santiniketan have allegedly been encroached upon by a few lo...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Santiniketan

Arts  /  Published 18.03.21

Integrating baul with Macbeth

The mowed lawns of Alka Jalan Foundation’s Daga Nikunj in Ballygunge was transformed into an emotionally purgative and interactive space with folk music and theatre on the evening of March 5 at ...
By Priyanka Roy (t2 intern)


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