Entertainment  /  Published 19.09.22

Jahaan Chaar Yaar is a letdown

This February, a Bengali film titled Abar Bochhor Koori Pore had released at the theatres. It told us the story of four friends from school who were now estranged because of the pressures of life. Aft...
By Agnivo Niyogi in Calcutta

Entertainment  /  Published 17.09.22

Why you must watch Jogi

Ali Abbas Zafar’s Jogi could have raised questions about political challenges that are still relevant, but it has its heart in the right place. The two-hour film is a fictional retelling of the ...
By Priyankar Patra in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 17.09.22

The many shades of life’s wounds

On the autopsy table of the ‘mora-kata ghar’ in Siliguri, lies the body of a teenage schoolgirl: the poison she’d taken ended both her own life and that of the foetus inside her. Her...
By Rita Datta

Arts  /  Published 17.09.22

Quiet musings

Bimal Kundu’s artistic journey began in North Calcutta, his sensibilities shaped by Kumartuli’s clay sculptures and his schooling at the Government Art College. His semi-realistic style ma...
By The Telegraph

Entertainment  /  Published 16.09.22

Everything Everywhere All At Once: Review

The directors pay tribute to cinema as their ambitious multiverse project is a nod to several movies. Different lenses and aspect ratios have been used to define the various alternate universes in Eve...
By Saikat Chakraborty in Calcutta


Books  /  Published 16.09.22

Tech’s tentacles

Books: The Candy House Author: Jennifer Egan Publisher: Little, Brown Price: Rs. 1,599 The Candy House explores a world where technology enables humans to upload and share their consciousness...
By Akshat Agarwal

Books  /  Published 16.09.22

The translator’s self

Books: Translating Myself And Others Author: Jhumpa Lahiri Publisher: Princeton Price: $21.95 As a novelist, Jhumpa Lahiri has made a brave, perhaps eccentric, decision. The author of two novels a...
By Supriya Chaudhuri

Books  /  Published 16.09.22

Charming, chance encounters

Books: Letter To A Stranger: Essays To The Ones Who Haunt Us Editor: Colleen Kinder Publisher: Algonquin Price: $19.95  “Strangers in the night/ Exchanging glances Wandering in the nig...
By Sonia Sahoo

Books  /  Published 16.09.22

Putting a price on art

Books: Picasso’s War: How Modern Art Came To America Author: Hugh Eakin Publisher: Crown Price: $32.99   Contrary to what the title suggests, Pablo Picasso plays only a marginal ro...
By Srimoyee Bagchi

Arts  /  Published 10.09.22

The violence behind the scenes

Shahidul Alam (born 1955) is widely known as a photographer and human rights activist born in Dhaka who has held exhibitions with such provocative content that the Bangladesh government felt compelled...
By Soumitra Das


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