News  /  Published 19.09.22

Staying on with the sound of music - Symphony Esplanade

As you enter Symphony, the landmark music store in Dharmatala, you are greeted in by a blast of Chand chhupa badal mein, the popular song from the 1999 film Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Somehow you wonder ...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Kolkata

Lifestyle  /  Published 15.08.22

Celebrate the spirit of patriotism with this Independence Day playlist

Dwijendralal Roy’s antipathy towards colonial rulers mingled with his uncommon musical talent led to the birth of many of his patriotic musical pieces. Banga Amar Janani Amar is a brilliant inst...
By Shayeree Ghosh, Vedant Karia

Lifestyle  /  Published 21.06.22

Tagore, Lalon Fakir, Atulprasad & more — eight Bengali books to read on World Music Day

These unputdownable tomes are a tribute to the legends of Bengali music and their creations...
By Pooja Mitra

Culture  /  Published 20.03.22

Neighbours in my Mirrors

In March 2012, London-based British-Bengali band Khiyo released an audio version of Amar Sonar Bangla, the Bangladeshi national anthem. “One of the people to hear it was Shahriyar Rahman,”...
By Upala Sen

Culture  /  Published 05.09.21

Rebel’s Poet

To say that May 25 or Jaistha 11 and August 29 or Bhadra 12 don’t ring a bell in these parts any more is no exaggeration. And yet they are the birth and death anniversaries of a genius poet, wri...
By Prasun Chaudhuri

Calcutta  /  Published 23.07.21

Tribute to Nazrul by Nazrul

“We wanted to celebrate Nazruljayanti in May itself but the Covid situation was alarming then so we held it together with Environment Day later,” said president of the forum Lutful Alam, w...
By Bharati Kanjilal in Salt Lake

Entertainment  /  Published 10.12.20

Bangladeshi singer Shusmita Anis teams up with Arnob

Anis is a well-known singer in her country and has many albums to her credit. “The fact that Nazrul is our national poet and his words have relevant depth and intensity for women is what added v...
By Samarjit Guha in Calcutta


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