Entertainment  /  Published 17.09.20

Rajdeep Gupta on Mismatch

Actor Rajdeep Gupta is very happy with the feedback coming his way for the trailer of Mismatch Season Three (Hoichoi web show). “I am getting a lot of messages and positive comments on social me...
By Arindam Chatterjee in

Arts  /  Published 07.09.20

Musicians who have tickled our funny bone

By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

Arts  /  Published 30.08.20

A powwow with the musician in Bhuvan Bam

It took about 10 days to make the song. Is that the amount of time your team and you normally take to work on a track? It was very different for Heer ranjha as this was the first song we made since t...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya in

Entertainment  /  Published 14.11.18

Quartet take audience by comedy storm at Club Boudair

A comedy show in Boudair, with plush couches and mirrors all around. If that wasn’t kinky enough, comedians from down under sure made up for it.Handjobs, potty jokes, face twitch, spit take... they ...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 10.11.18

Stand-up, Aussie style

A bunch of 10-year-old boys came up to Aussie Daniel Connell and asked him to play a game of cricket with them. “Yes, I’d play. ‘Are you a fast bowler’, they asked me. And I said yes. ‘Nah, ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

People  /  Published 15.06.19

Comedy is when you hit back with wit at the oppressor: Varun Grover

The day I meet Varun Grover, almost everyone in the media is agog with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Kedarnath shrine and the visuals circulating. It is as though a new film has been r...
By Paromita Kar in

Entertainment  /  Published 02.02.20

Vir Das on getting nostalgic and dipping his toes in politics in his latest Netflix comedy special 'For India'

Funnyman Vir Das has dropped his third comedy special on Netflix. Called For India, the 74-minute special that dropped on Republic Day has the 40-year-old comic going back to his roots, evoking nostal...
By Priyanka Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 06.03.19

Stay order on forest dwellers' eviction is welcome

Sir — Lakhs of forest dwellers across the country must have heaved a sigh of relief when the Supreme Court stayed its order to evict them (“Stay on forest eviction with rap on govt”, March 1). T...
By The Telegraph in

Entertainment  /  Published 11.01.19

This is Jenny from the blah

Second Act is a workplace comedy with Jennifer Lopez as Maya, a brand-new 40-year-old who gets passed over for a promotion at the Queens superstore she manages. The white guy (Dan Bucatinsky) who gets...
By Wesley Morris/The New York Times News Service in

Culture  /  Published 21.09.18

A work in progress

Subodh Patnaik has recently directed and designed a workshop production, Dhappa, with mostly young actors from Bohurupee. It is a Bengali adaptation of Molière’s comedy, Tartuffe, first performed i...
By Debaroti Chakraborty in


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