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Jharkhand  /  Published 02.02.19

KG-to-PG hub for poor and tribal kids

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS) will set up a free residential educational institution near the state capital for poor and tribal children. According to Achyuta Samanta, the founder of bot...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Entertainment  /  Published 24.01.19

Time up, Singham. Soni's our new angry cop

But is it possible for her to be a Dirty Harry as well, or a Singham, even on a minor scale?I don’t want to over-stress the tonal difference between Soni and the more mainstream vigilante-cop film, ...
By Jai Arjun Singh

Arts  /  Published 17.04.20

Sombre tones in mixed media

On a hefty, handsome wooden slab hangs an antique bronze lock, replete with premonitions that recall dark, medieval myths. This sculpture by Barun Pramanick — seen at the annual show of RAD (Reflect...
By Rita Datta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.07.19

Colour pop and toys for nostalgia art

This playschool has Lego blocks, toys and splashes of colour everywhere. It also captures the lost sights and sounds of Calcutta.San Francisco-based artist Aahel Iyer’s first solo exhibition at the ...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 12.06.20

An eclectic feast: More than hundred maestros online

Over 46 days from April 15, Birla Academy treated those in isolation during the lockdown to a serialized art feast comprising works by around 108 artists, almost all of them taken from its own collect...
By Rita Datta

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West Bengal  /  Published 03.11.18

Alumni son’s gift to IIT arts hub

An IIT Kharagpur alumnus’s son has contributed $73,500 — Rs 50 lakh at the present exchange rate — to the Centre for Classical Arts, an offbeat field in an institute known for its technical an...
By Subhankar Chowdhury in Kharagpur

West Bengal  /  Published 23.08.19

P. Lal: Memories of a man of words and wit

There was no photograph of his, nor any flowers offered. Tribute to Professor P. Lal at the Birla Academy of Art and Culture was an evening of reminiscences. A conglomeration of people whose lives he...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 21.06.19

Deep impact

A festschrift for Gautam Bhadra, On Modern Indian Sensibilities is a collection of meticulously researched essays, many of which are inspired in some way by Bhadra’s work. The anthology is a testimo...
By Durba Basu

Opinion  /  Published 10.02.20

Lights camera, attention

Every time an election approaches in the world’s largest democracy, be it to Parliament, assembly or local municipal corporations, the great Indian circus unfurls its act with melodramatic nuances. ...
By Sudipta Bhattacharjee

Opinion  /  Published 17.01.20

American Diaries

Tingling tastebuds...
By Suhashini Sarkar


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