News  /  Published 11.05.22

Mother of infant uses Patachitra to rebuild home in Diamond Harbour

The house of a patachitra artist in Diamond Harbour got damaged in the first squall of the season around 10 days back but the woman with a three-year-old son managed to hold an exhibition on Sunday to...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

Places  /  Published 18.04.22

Raghurajpur: The Odisha village of patachitra painters

Though patachitra holds pride of place in Raghurajpur, the local artists also practise other art forms such as palm-leaf engraving, bamboo-mat painting, stone and wood carving, and making papier-m&aci...
By Rangan Datta

News  /  Published 01.01.22

Sarada Devi’s birth anniversary, Poush Parbon Utsab and Victoria Memorial in golden halo...

Glimpses from across Kolkata and its people rounding off the last week of the year 2021...
By My Kolkata Web Desk in Kolkata

Culture  /  Published 26.09.21

Shop where you stop

Pingla is a village of patachitra artists in East Midnapore. Traditionally, they were storytellers who sang tales of Radha-Krishna, of how the fish wed, of Ma Manasa and Devi Durga — fables they...
By Paromita Sen

Culture  /  Published 28.03.21

Pandemic chitra

His creations from lockdown time show how people were punished for not wearing masks, how truck drivers bribed police officers with bottles of sanitiser instead of cash, how a beleaguered people praye...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Arts  /  Published 08.02.20

Innovative touch

It is impossible not to be impressed by the creativity and innovative spirit of the traditional craftsmen who participated in the exhibition, Spirit of India (December 7-16, 2019), conceptualized by I...
By Soumitra Das

West Bengal  /  Published 10.09.19

Lessons in folk art and social harmony

The wedding of a red-and-yellow bird; colourful fishes; Durga in all her grandeur and old folk tales got a fresh lease of life as 60 schoolgirls picked up paintbrushes to create patachitras.Students o...
By Chandreyee Ghose in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 25.04.20

Virus awareness on pata

Like her ancestors, she is used to retelling mythological lores, folk tales and social sagas in live performances. Now Swarna Chitrakar, one of the best-known scroll painters of her generation, is usi...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.10.19

Rare positivity marks Durga Puja

I have been pandal-hopping since Wednesday. So I am glad there were no repeats today. It was an honour to be a judge at the The Telegraph True Spirit Puja for the second time in a row.I was excited th...
By Patti Hoffman


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