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Kumartuli
Opinion  /  Published 16.05.20

The maker and the masks

Ping. Ping. Ping. A slew of images land in my WhatsApp chat from an unknown number. Images of deserted lanes. A straw-and-bamboo frame of a donkey. Headless clay idols, about two dozen of them, herded...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 15.02.20

Regarding relics

There was a small school that my father went to in our old town. The school continues to exist and so does its old building. It gives us a sense of continuity,” said the tall frail man. Thomson Maye...
By Anasuya Basu in

West Bengal  /  Published 28.06.19

In memoriam: Bipin Goswami

Sculptor Bipin Goswami passed away in his IB Block residence on Tuesday afternoon. He was 85. According to family sources, he was suffering from kidney-related ailments. He is survived by his wife Sul...
By Our Special Correspondent in

West Bengal  /  Published 11.06.19

Post-vandalism, a Vidyasagar boom in Calcutta

Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar appears to have pipped all other Bengali icons to the post.Artisans in Kumartuli, the idol-making hub of Calcutta, have been getting an unusually high number of requests to ma...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 17.04.19

Landmark ruling for the freedom of the press

Sir — The Supreme Court’s decision to allow the leaked documents published by a newspaper to be used by the petitioners seeking review of the December 2018 Rafale judgment will go down as a landma...
By The Telegraph in

West Bengal  /  Published 12.04.19

Kumartuli to show its modern face

A part of Kumartuli will wear a transformed look on the occasion of World Art Day and Poila Boisakh. A two-day carnival, named Rong Matir Pnachali, will take place at the artisans’ hub on April 14 a...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta


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