Culture  /  Published 05.10.18

Exploring new avenues

Upon his return from England in 1880, Rabindranath Tagore sought to create musical plays, modelled upon operas, which would represent the coming together of the East and the West, thereby adding a new...
By Shreyashi Ganguly

West Bengal  /  Published 17.05.20

Lockdown hits folklore fairs, bid to offset loss

Bengal’s Chhau artisans, who are known for their expertise in making masks worn by performers of the semi-classical folk dance form, have turned innovative to produce protective face gears of distin...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Purulia

West Bengal  /  Published 03.09.19

Moment of ‘liberation’ for Garden Reach kids

A group of boys and girls, who live in shanties where even sunlight hardly gets a sneak-in, feel “liberated” when they get on to the stage to do the hip-hop. Parent of these children, who come fro...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 24.01.19

Dance bars and double standards

A step out of time — this is how the Supreme Court described the ban on dance bars in Maharashtra. Yet, the state is mulling a review petition of the judgment, which set aside most of the provisions...
By The Editorial Board

North East  /  Published 24.12.19

Don’t build on paddy fields: CM

Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Tuesday urged people in the state not to occupy or construct buildings on paddy fields and agricultural land by violating existing laws. He was attending the o...
By Robert Sapam in Imphal


Culture  /  Published 23.11.18

The many faces of a deity

Down to earth and divine at once, flirtatious on the one hand and a profoundly wise statesman on the other, Krishna is certainly one of the most engaging deities in the Hindu pantheon. The tales aroun...
By Kathakali Jana

Entertainment  /  Published 27.02.20

Jive with Shakti

Shakti Mohan came into the spotlight in 2009 on winning the second season of Dance India Dance. In 2016 she opened her own studio, Nritya Shakti, and started a dance-meets-comedy web series - Break a ...
By Ushnota Paul

Odisha  /  Published 05.12.18

Culture, sport greet tourists in Bhubaneswar

German national Lucien Moritz’s first visit to Odisha was a memorable affair.Not only did he get a chance to witnesses various classical dance forms of Odisha on one platform, he also got to enjoy a...
By Anwesha Ambaly in Bhubaneswar

Jharkhand  /  Published 07.03.19

This guru wants chhau to be a millennial buzzword

For any dance form to thrive, it needs to be popular among youngsters. That’s what honorary director of the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s chhau centre in Chandankyari, Bokaro, Padma Shri Gopal Prasad Du...
By Antara Bose in Jamshedpur

Books  /  Published 02.01.19

The ban shook me: Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar

Did the ban shake you? Did it affect your process in any way?I will be honest. Yes, the ban shook me. More than the ban, those attacks on the social media shook me and scared me. Also, I was suspended...
By Saloni Meghani


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