Arts  /  Published 19.09.21

DAG puts together an innovative showcase - Birds of India

Like the many cultural artefacts often lost to the crevices of time and displacement during the colonial rule of India, are the many unknown and unsung masters of Indian art who would often be commiss...
By Anannya Sarkar

Calcutta  /  Published 31.07.21

Jesuit Mission at Mughal court

This Ignatian Year presents an opportunity for all Jesuits and their co-workers to stress upon their core mission, especially in education, to form men and women for and with others. It is a time for ...
By Fr. J. Felix Raj, SJ

Books  /  Published 25.06.21

Miniature India

The most interesting section, though, is on the rare ‘animal sketchbook’ of miniature artist, Ghasiram. It shows the amount of painstaking study and detailing that went into the making of ...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Opinion  /  Published 16.06.21

Clio and the curriculum

We love to hear stories about our past. They shape our identity and define our relationships with others. And, yet, history is one of the most ignored subjects in school and very few students want to ...
By Amman Madan

Style  /  Published 01.04.21

Free will and flow

Fluidity offers an alternate way of being, crossing and merging masculine and feminine, says Harris Reed, the designer famous for his fluid designs. He had dressed British singer/songwriter  Harr...
By Sanika Kakirde


India  /  Published 28.12.20

Modi remembers Sikh sacrifices

Modi said the Sikh gurus’ sacrifice had helped protect the country’s “civilisation and culture” from “tyrants” and “tormentors”. “The tyrants wan...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 20.09.20

The evidence of guns that smoke no more

By Anasuya Basu

Books  /  Published 03.07.20

Bengal: An incomplete account of a historical experience

Edited volumes are not the easiest to review. The present one is no exception. The challenge is to find substance in the claims made by the editors in the introduction where they make an argument for ...
By Lakshmi Subramanian

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.20

An assemblage of two cultures

Had Dara Shukoh become Mughal emperor instead of his “pugnacious” brother, Aurangzeb, India’s history could have taken a different course. Historians, academics, fiction and non-fiction writers ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 09.01.19

Scientifically accurate and exquisitely beautiful

What can art have to do with science? For most people, the essence of science lies in objective, rational analysis of dispassionately recorded data, whereas art is about creativity, imagination and id...
By Nandini Chatterjee


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