West Bengal  /  Published 25.01.21

Mamata brings amenities to village

The tribal hamlet of Ballabhpur Danga in Birbhum has emerged as a model village following a state government initiative to implement over a dozen development projects and undertake a beautification dr...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

Books  /  Published 21.08.20

Stratford: fact and fiction meet

With her dowry, Agnes is seen to be making a disadvantageous marriage, for the ‘Latin tutor’ of her stepbrothers has no clear future. He is uninterested in his father’s trade; beside...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

Arts  /  Published 09.11.18

Imaginative adaptations of Shakespeare

It was 10:35 in the evening on September 15. Kala Mandir, full to the brim, was giving a standing ovation to the touring players from Mumbai after a scintillating act titled Shakespeare Theatre Festiv...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in

Arts  /  Published 25.09.18

Shakespeare plays and a winning combination

Shakespearean tragedies. Two back-to-back power-packed performances. And two plays that were dark but leavened with a touch of humour and satire. Hamlet The Clown Prince and MacBeth: What Is Done, Is ...
By The Telegraph in

Opinion  /  Published 14.04.19

The piece peace gang

You know something is off when you have a neighbour, and not the most peaceable one yet, holding forth on matters of your hearth, home and peace. But then lines drawn, separate and also seduce. Only w...
By Upala Sen in

Culture  /  Published 21.03.19

Why sleeping beauties lie

When Sleeping Beauty gets into deep sleep following the evil fairy’s curse, one often forgets whether she is merely asleep or dead. She lies in state, in a glass case, not moving (does she breathe?)...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in

Opinion  /  Published 24.10.19

Brexit: EU must respect democratic decision

Granted, Brexit is driving everyone mad. We Brits owe all our European friends a sincere apology, a bottle of whisky and complimentary tickets to a Royal Shakespeare Company performance of Hamlet. For...
By Timothy Garton Ash in

Books  /  Published 27.02.20

Sweet taste of revenge

Revenge sells. Any writer, from hoary veterans like Homer and Shakespeare to the more contemporary Ian McEwan and Donal Ryan, will vouch for the fact that a plot including revenge is worth its weight ...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in


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