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Madhusudan Mancha
Opinion  /  Published 30.08.21

Calcutta’s cobwebbed circular stages

One of my earliest memories of theatre is of darkness. I am a sleeping child, eyes shut tight, about to be slaughtered at the divine altar. It is Rabindranath’s play, Bisarjan, where the go...
By Saikat Majumdar

Culture  /  Published 29.08.21

Putul Watch

Ganesh Ghorai is a puppeteer from Nandakumar in East Midnapore. He was barely seven years old when he started out in the profession. Says Ghorai, “I am in my fifties. I do not have a birth certi...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

West Bengal  /  Published 14.02.20

Theatre fest starts Sunday

The fifth National Theatre Festival will present 25 productions over eight days, starting Sunday. The venues are Rabindra Sadan, Madhusudan Mancha and Minerva Theatre.Organised by Minerva Natya Sanskr...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.11.19

Empowering women, a stitch at a time

At 80, Maya Dutta still travels from her home in Bansdroni to Jodhpur Park every day, changing autos and buses, to teach tailoring to women at the 75-year-old organisation where she herself had learnt...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta


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