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Fine Arts
Arts  /  Published 12.06.20

Full of energy: Reviving 'Titumir'

Utpal Dutt minced no words when he described his theatre as ‘a weapon of political propaganda’. He also iterated that ‘the people who can’t read or write’ are ‘the people who matter’ and...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in

Arts  /  Published 08.05.20

Unending nights, death's second self

Sometimes, an image of utter simplicity can represent a timeless narrative. Chhatrapati Dutta, who participated in the annual show of Painters ‘80 at the Academy of Fine Arts in March as a guest art...
By Rita Datta in

North East  /  Published 30.03.20

Painter Sujit Das’s idea cheers up kids & parents from the region

Prithvi’s parents were a little worried about how to keep their playful 12-year-old indoors when a lockdown to break the chain of the Covid-19 pandemic was announced last week.However, thanks to Suj...
By Pranjal Baruah in Guwahati

Arts  /  Published 14.03.20

Cosmic spaces

Two solo acts, featuring two feisty actors working with their own scripts, caught our fancy in the recent months. For a change, they have bypassed the lure of mythology and steered clear of gender str...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in

North East  /  Published 22.02.20

Transforming Mizoram hues, transcending borders

A dwindling mushroom plant, a faded table clock and a bright blue lily… this is how Zaithanmawia Varte depicted his idea of “momentary life”. A farmer from a remote village in Mizoram’s Kolasi...
By Sudeshna Pal in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 08.02.20

Dig deeper for the drama

Gone are the days when every winter brought in choicest theatre productions from across the globe to the Calcutta auditoriums and Nandikar invited the best of contemporary Indian theatre. With the tou...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in

West Bengal  /  Published 24.10.19

Restored paintings to be showcased in Calcutta

The Academy of Fine Arts is holding an exhibition of 50 recently restored paintings.Masterpieces — A Glimpse includes a collection of paintings that have been with the Academy, but away from the pu...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 26.12.18

Art transforms a town

In the second half of December, the air conditioners in Panjim are still on, full blast. Late in the evening, the breeze comes off the river and makes the paper star lanterns twist a bit but otherwise...
By Ruchir Joshi in

Education  /  Published 17.12.18

Set piece

For many years now, European countries, Canada and the US have been observing a National Portfolio Day. This annual event gives art students a chance to meet representatives of various colleges and un...
By Manasi Shah in


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