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Opinion  /  Published 29.05.21

Stirring unrest

Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death, but, sadly, she is not being allowed to rest in peace. I enjoyed going on royal tours with Diana and Charles, but very early o...
By Amit Roy in

Opinion  /  Published 17.05.21

A fatal hubris

“Oh, I have taken too little care of this!” — King Lear This quote is from Shakespeare’s King Lear. The megalomaniac king is plucked out of his palace and schooled on the...
By Valson Thampu in

Opinion  /  Published 15.05.21

New stage for Baroness Shriti Vadera

All the world’s a stage for Baroness Shriti Vadera, who has played many parts in her 58 years, the latest being the chairperson of the Royal Shakespeare Company, ‘the first woman and first...
By Amit Roy in

Calcutta  /  Published 04.05.21

Bengal Club Library Virtual Event organises a programme titled ‘Why Do I Love Thee’

Bengal Club members and their guests attended a programme virtually to remember the bard who was born in April 1564. At the Bengal Club Library Virtual Event on Friday, titled ‘Why Do I Love The...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 11.04.21

Why give Romeo a bad name?

We in India have loved Romeo for the longest time, though in our interpretation, he will always be less than Devdas. In the 1987 film Dance Dance, Cobra…sorry, Mithunda rolls his bedroom eyes a...
By Upala Sen in

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Books  /  Published 02.04.21

Kindred spirits

Dante Alighieri is believed to have said that the hottest place in hell is reserved for those who refuse to take sides. But he seems to have got it all wrong. All hell broke loose recently when the Ge...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Arts  /  Published 18.03.21

Integrating baul with Macbeth

The mowed lawns of Alka Jalan Foundation’s Daga Nikunj in Ballygunge was transformed into an emotionally purgative and interactive space with folk music and theatre on the evening of March 5 at ...
By Priyanka Roy (t2 intern) in

Books  /  Published 05.02.21

Potboiler history

Book title: The Story of China: A Portrait of a Civilisation and its People Author: Michael Wood Publisher, price: Simon & Schuster, Rs 899 The idea of writing history has gone through many disci...
By Sumit Chakrabarti in

Books  /  Published 18.12.20

A glass or two of bottled poetry

The Persians believed that wine was discovered by a woman; she drank fermented grape juice from a jar, fell asleep and, instead of suffering the first-known hangover, woke up with her headache gone. C...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

World  /  Published 15.10.20

Shakespeare book sold for $9m

A rare 1623 book that brought together William Shakespeare’s plays for the first time sold for a record $9.97 million at an auction on Wednesday, Christie’s in New York said. The First Fo...
By Reuters in New York


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