Science Tech  /  Published 22.05.22

Mercedes-Benz C-Class grows up!

Form: Sedan LxB (mm): 4,751 x 1,802 Wheelbase (mm): 2,865 Peak power: C200: 204hp + up to 20hp (ISG), petrol C200d: 200hp + up to 20hp (ISG) diesel; C300d: 265hp + up to 20hp(ISG), diesel Peak t...
By Abhijit Mitra

Arts  /  Published 21.05.22

The mighty decider of destinies

Paper has, indeed, been a mightier, doughtier decider of destinies than, say, gunpowder: of churches, kings and lords; of superstitions, biases and science. This light, transportable, foldable, slicea...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 21.05.22

Mind’s eye

The Mahabharata has fascinated artists for centuries. It is a seemingly inexhaustible source of subjects. What fascinates the veteran artist, Shuvaprasanna, though, are not the tales of...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Arts  /  Published 21.05.22

Newer forms

In many ways, the latest venture of Bohubrihi, Shakespeare in Venice, is stamped with the telltale marks of post-Covid theatre. The minimalist approach in its making, the brevity of the production, th...
By Dipankar Sen

Entertainment  /  Published 21.05.22

Bhool Bhulaiya 2 fails as horror & comedy

Bhool bhulaiya 2 (u/a) Director: Anees Bazmee Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Kiara Advani, Tabu, Rajpal Yadav, Sanjay Mishra, Rajesh Sharma, Milind Gunaji, Amar Upadhyay Running time: 145 minutes ...
By Shrestha Saha


Books  /  Published 20.05.22

Find the exotic in the mundane

But instead of fireworks, gentle — occasionally puckish — humour ensued as these technically perfect works alluded to icons from world culture and stood conventions and traditions on their...
By Soumitra Das

Books  /  Published 20.05.22

Entwined lives

Book: The Sovereign Lives of India and Pakistan: Post-Partition Statehood in South Asia Author: Atul Mishra Publisher: Oxford Price: Rs 1,495 The Sovereign Lives of India and Pakistan engages in a...
By Sutanuka Ghosh

Books  /  Published 20.05.22

Sufferings, old and new

Book: The Sentence Author: Louise Erdrich Publisher: Hachette  Price: ₹799 Some lives are mired in greater absurdity than others, be it because of their own foolishness or the horrors ...
By Sohini Chakraborty

Books  /  Published 20.05.22

Iridescent yarn

Book: A Venetian At The Mughal Court: The Life and Adventures of Nicolo Manucci Author: Marco Moneta Publisher: Vintage Price: ₹699 A phantom boatman in one of Premendra Mitra’s stories fr...
By Hia Sen

Arts  /  Published 14.05.22

A dystopian reality

Any mention of Santiniketan evokes a sense of idyll in the Bengali mind. It is, after all, the beloved bard’s abode of peace. Images of red lateritic soil, a slow-flowing Kopai, sonajhuri and eu...
By Srimoyee Bagchi


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