Arts  /  Published 14.08.20

Possible hope: Tagore's proscenium classic online

Incapacitated, while we wait for an exit from this disease of isolation, we wonder whether the king’s letter ever reaches Amol! The presentation by Whole 9 Yards and Alliance Française du...
By Debaroti Chakraborty in

Arts  /  Published 14.08.20

Masked truth: Sounds and frames of the pandemic

When Asrafunnahar Ruhin calls the Covid-19 crisis “man-made”, she goes to the core malaise of industrial culture which measures life in anthropocentric terms of endless desire. For it is t...
By Rita Datta in

Books  /  Published 13.08.20

Rajiv: death of a vision

In the international arena, his relations with the Pakistan premier, Benazir Bhutto, the Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, and the Chinese strongman, Deng Xiaoping, reveal the astonishing rapport he h...
By Raziuddin Aquil in

Books  /  Published 13.08.20

The war on truth: Fake News and Free Media

Subjectivity had always played an important role in the agenda-setting of news, but after these wars, Seneviratne argues, it underwent a major shift — the Northern “libertarian” medi...
By Deeptanil Ray in

Books  /  Published 13.08.20

A philosophical engagement with Hannah Arendt

Understandably, therefore, Dew wants her readers to view Arendt as more of a philosopher than a theorist. She reads Arendt’s body of work by placing them alongside the works of other philosopher...
By Sumit Chakrabarti in

Science Tech  /  Published 09.08.20

Galaxy M31s: solid all-round performance

Device: Samsung Galaxy M31s Processor: Exynos 9611 Display: 6.5-inch, 1080 x 2400 (FHD+) Super AMOLED Camera: Rear — 64MP + 12MP + 5MP + 5MP, front — 32.0 MP Memory: 6GB+128GB (micro...
By Mathures Paul in

Arts  /  Published 07.08.20

Global note: Taking theatre online

Anything now going in the name of theatre on digital platforms misses two vital components of any live art: immediacy and interactivity. As the followers of proscenium theatre stare at an uncertain fu...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in

Arts  /  Published 07.08.20

Laughing at adversity: Pandemic cartoons

The spiky round mass that is the novel coronavirus has, at times, been reimagined by the cartoonists to hilarious effect. The best of these perhaps is by Soumitra Dasgupta who lines up corona-headed f...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Arts  /  Published 07.08.20

A vibrant alternative: Jamini Roy 133rd birth anniversary

What ifs are in the realm of idle speculation. But it’s tempting to ponder this one: what if Jamini Roy in his mid-30s, with a fairly successful, if unremarkable, career had not swerved onto a c...
By Rita Datta in

Books  /  Published 06.08.20

A clash of two visions: Gandhi’s Hinduism, Jinnah’s Islam

The fleshing out of the two adversaries is uneven too. Gandhi, understandably, dominates, with Akbar tracing his political journey ably, even though the trajectory of this journey would be familiar to...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in


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