West Bengal  /  Published 04.02.20

Didi refers to Dussasan to slam BJP

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday made Mahabharat and medieval Indian history references to tear into the BJP over the citizenship matrix and the party’s branding of its protesters as anti-nationals. The B...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Bongaon

Culture  /  Published 11.03.20

A tale of epic rumination

Students of Kalamandalam Goutam at Behala Natyalok, in collaboration with a bunch of artists, actualised an unfinished project of their guru in the form of a dance drama titled Raja — The Formless K...
By Ankit Santra in

Opinion  /  Published 18.01.19

Memory helps us pluralise identity

Ian Hacking, the Canadian historian of science, once claimed that governance and the control of regimes went through three phases. The first phase, which literally began with modernity, was about the ...
By Shiv Visvanathan in

India  /  Published 08.05.19

Priyanka says Duryodhan, stung Amit Shah reacts

Duryodhan was proof that India does not forgive arrogance and conceit, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Tuesday, speaking not far from Kurukshetra — the battleground of Mahabharat.“This country has n...
By Sanjay K. Jha in New Delhi

Arts  /  Published 09.11.18

An enthralling opera version of Shakuntala

A vibrant legend of love, separation, longing and catastrophe that resolves itself in the end; the tale of Shakuntala from the Mahabharata fascinated the Austrian composer, Franz Schubert. Perhaps rea...
By Kathakali Jana in

Opinion  /  Published 11.05.19

The charming innocence of right-wing outfits

There is a charming innocence about right-wing organizations that is often overlooked. The president of the outfit called the Hindu Sangathan filed a complaint with the police against the Communist Pa...
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 22.10.18

Venki’s choice: Mahabharat, Carnatic music

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan chose Carnatic music and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan among his favourite pieces of music and also the Mahabharat over the Bible when the Nobel laureate was a guest on Sunday on Dese...
By Amit Roy in London


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