Arts  /  Published 24.09.22

Lost sheen

Swapnasandhani’s interest in interpreting European classics and uncovering contemporary resonances in them were manifested, yet again, in Hamlet. Coming a decade after the cutting-edge treatment...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Entertainment  /  Published 03.09.22

Shah on Swapnasandhani’s Hamlet

I admit to a certain trepidation at agreeing (when invited as chief guest) to have to sit through the premiere of Swapnasandhani’s production of Hamlet in a Bengali translation by Chaiti Mitra, ...
By Naseeruddin Shah

West Bengal  /  Published 19.05.22

Hooghly hamlet seeks Mrinal Sen archive

Residents of Sukharia, a hamlet in Hooghly’s Balagarh, have demand an archive in the memory of filmmaker Mrinal Sen by restoring at least a part of the rundown zamindar’s palace Radha Kunj...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 31.12.21

Drive to give Sabar women papers

Several teams of the Purulia district administration are organising awareness campaigns in rural areas where the tribal Sabar community resides in the run-up to the third phase of Duare Sarkar to star...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

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

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

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

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

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


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