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The Jungle Book
Entertainment  /  Published 29.11.18

Christian Bale on Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Seven minutes was what I was assigned to interview Christian Bale, one of the most versatile actors in the world today. Seven minutes to talk to an actor whose film career started with Steven Spielber...
By Karishma Upadhyay in

Opinion  /  Published 22.11.18

Wildlife and the failure of the imagination

The tiger that roams the Indian forests is far away enough from the West, which maybe is why children there can be given a lovable version of it. Tigger, the “bouncy, trouncy, flouncy, pouncy” mem...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

World  /  Published 28.10.18

Kipling hunt for ‘My Boy Jack’

British poet and writer Rudyard Kipling, an ardent supporter of his country’s entry into World War I, did everything he could to make sure his only son would join the fight.Yet just a few weeks afte...
By AFP in Paris

Opinion  /  Published 04.08.19

Maneaters and other wildings

Are you ready for it folks? Excited? Just can’t wait, isn’t it? Tossing and turning in sleep and like coked-out awake, aren’t you? Like totally GobsmackedBazoookaBoomed about it and totes tickli...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Entertainment  /  Published 29.11.18

I am Slumdog Millionaire's child: Freida Pinto

On November 12, 2008 Slumdog Millionaire had a limited theatrical release. The Danny Boyle film plucked Freida Pinto out of absolute obscurity and catapulted her overnight on to the world stage. The M...
By Karishma Upadhyay in

Arts  /  Published 13.11.18

Window to Calcutta cathedral artistry

Edward Burne-Jones, the pre-Raphaelite artist who designed the stunning stained-glass west window of St Paul’s Cathedral in Calcutta, is the subject of an exhibition that opened last month at Tate B...
By Amit Roy in London

West Bengal  /  Published 15.11.19

Duties no block for debut show

A group of children who have to wash utensils, sweep the floor and cook before they can go to school every morning staged an adaptation of The Jungle Book to a standing ovation on Friday. The 200-odd ...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta


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