Travel  /  Published 13.10.20

Closed to traffic but open to music and dance

Indeed, Brazilian soiree is never complete without the samba, a rhythmic and infectious dance form, originally practised by black African people in Brazil. It has similarities with Angolan music and d...
By Subir Ghosh in

Arts  /  Published 09.10.20

Vast sweep

Strong footprints of Indian culture along the island nations across Southeast Asia in the first millennium and so on suddenly came alive in Calcutta drawing rooms when the Consulate General of the Rep...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in

Arts  /  Published 02.10.20

Gasp for breath

Tuning into 1 sq ft Tokhai, Nachom Arts Foundation’s work live-streamed from Imphal, is akin to stepping into the troubled private lives of people caught in the cross fires of war. Presente...
By Kathakali Jana in

Calcutta  /  Published 25.09.20

Online paeans to patriotism

  ● Swadhinata Tumi was the theme of the online Independence Day event organised by Gulabi Gang, a ladies club of DB Block. Mahua De Sarkar began by quoting from a poem by Shamsur Rahman and l...
By Bharati Kanjilal in

Arts  /  Published 11.09.20

Future vision for the arts

Overwhelming in its import, the pandemic has challenged artists to think of ways to ‘work from home’. With live work on an indefinite hold, digital is now the buzzword in a field such as d...
By Kathakali Jana in

Arts  /  Published 04.09.20

A search for relief in times of a pandemic

As Covid 19 continues its devastating sweep across the world, performance artists — dancer or not — have resolutely moved to digital platforms to make communication with expanding audience...
By Kathakali Jana in

West Bengal  /  Published 11.08.20

Chhau dancer survives on NGO dole

Karna Karmakar, a 27-year-old chhau dancer who has performed in the US, Scotland, Brazil and France, on Tuesday morning motorcycled 40km to Purulia town to collect a packet of relief essentials worth ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Calcutta  /  Published 25.07.20

Amala Shankar passes away at 101

Dancer and choreographer Amala Shankar died in her sleep of age-related ailments on Friday. She was 101. The end came at 7.30am at her Kasba home, Udayan Kalakendra, named after her husband, legendar...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 25.07.20

For freedom and intimate bonds

A recent online morning-to-night mixed art festival titled @artalonetogether, curated jointly by Artsforward and Smoke Inc, featured a bunch of performances for the audience to experience from th...
By Kathakali Jana in

Arts  /  Published 24.07.20

Amala Shankar passes away at 101

Alokananda Roy Amala Shankar to the world was “mashima”. She is related to me. Mamata Shankar is my maima (aunt). I have seen her since my teens and I was always in awe of her. I have alw...
By Malancha Dasgupta in


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