Bob Dylan
Arts  /  Published 01.07.20

Happy b’day Dylan, from Calcutta

Nondon Bagchi is an institution. Absolutely. Nondon Bagchi has been doing this since the 60s when he would sing Dylan's Ballad of A Thin Man at Trincas on Park Street with his first band, Chequer...
By Shantanu Datta in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 01.07.20

Bob Dylan: you, me and a masterpiece

Dylan betrays this spark within while describing Robert Johnson, the American blues guitarist whose recordings of the ’30s have influenced generations of musicians. “Robert was one of the ...
By Shantanu Datta in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 27.06.20

Dylan’s new album of 'multitudes’

In the film Wonder Boys (2000) which won Dylan an Oscar for his song Things Have Changed, Professor Tripp who teaches creative writing, would tell his students how writers make choices. In places like...
By Jaimin Rajani in

Opinion  /  Published 11.03.20

Bright places in the darkness

We had a prolonged winter in Calcutta this year. The cold days stretched well into February and we had unusual bouts of rain at regular intervals. The bright sunshine and blue skies of the famed Cal...
By Devi Kar in

Culture  /  Published 04.02.20

Bob Dylan and the Beatles: More than music

This is one of the easiest and most difficult things to moderate,” said Saugata Banerji before introducing the panel who were present at the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet 2020 in association with...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

Culture  /  Published 21.01.20

What awaits you at Kolkata Literary Meet 2020

Amitav Ghosh: Shadow Lines to Gun Island, Calcutta has always been at the heart of Ghosh’s novels, and equally, the city has always had the author in its heart. The Gem of Jodhpur Park speaks on the...
By The Telegraph in

World  /  Published 23.10.19

Flowers on bayonets: Marching against a war

20th century American history is textured with people’s movements, a fact that most hegemonic narratives conveniently brush under the carpet. This can be best illustrated by a most gripping contempo...
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People  /  Published 12.06.19

Lou Majaw — the ‘Bob Dylan of India’ — in his hometown Shillong

In Shillong, every day I wake up blessed,” says Lou Majaw while looking out from the balcony of Cafe Shillong. Adjectives are in plenty when it comes to describing the man who wears his grey hair an...
By Mathures Paul in

Books  /  Published 28.12.18

The year of stellar memoirs and biographies

Dare not Linger: The Presidential YearsBy Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa, Published by MacmillanBased on Mandela’s own writings, this volume is a testimony to his commitment, vision and ideas. Howe...
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