Arts  /  Published 02.07.20

Kher takes his autobiographical play to the web

Was it your idea to put your life out there on stage? Yes. A well-known publishing house had asked me to pen my autobiography. I said I don’t have time. They asked me to record it on a tape rec...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in

Arts  /  Published 02.07.20

Theatre: Buddhist Chanakya narrative

Contemporary Indian theatre has found Chanakya irresistible. Ever since Dwijendralal Roy installed him as the kingpin of Indian nationalism at its nascent stage in Chandragupta (1911), the proscenium ...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in

Arts  /  Published 12.06.20

Full of energy: Reviving 'Titumir'

Utpal Dutt minced no words when he described his theatre as ‘a weapon of political propaganda’. He also iterated that ‘the people who can’t read or write’ are ‘the people who matter’ and...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in

Arts  /  Published 03.06.20

Achieving a seamless blend

One started believing that Totakahini, Rabindranath Tagore’s critique of the colonial education system, has exhausted itself in theatre. Only a few — like the ones produced by the Department of Dr...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in

Arts  /  Published 22.05.20

Unable to reach greater heights

Right before the theatres closed sine die in downtown Calcutta, two Bengali adaptations of 20th-century European classics caught our fancy. The new-found love of Sansriti’s director, Debesh Chattopa...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in

Arts  /  Published 16.05.20

Taking theatre online

Theatre derives its lifeblood through social gathering and the intimate interface between various categories of stakeholders. With social distancing and isolation constituting the new normal, a death-...
By Dipankar Sen in

North East  /  Published 05.05.20

Covid-19 casts a cloud on mobile theatre

The novel coronavirus pandemic has cast a cloud of uncertainty over this year’s performances of bhramyoman (mobile theatre) — Assam’s biggest entertainment medium.The pandemic had already dealt ...
By A Staff Reporter in Guwahati

Calcutta  /  Published 23.04.20

Usha Ganguli passes away

Theatre director and actor Usha Ganguli died on Thursday. She was 74.Her help found her slumped in a chair at her south Calcutta home around 8am, family sources said. A doctor declared she had died of...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.04.20

Usha Ganguly dies of heart attack

Eminent theatre personality Usha Ganguly died at her residence in south Kolkata on Thursday.Ganguly, 75, was found motionless at her flat in the Lake Gardens area of the city by her maid around 7 am, ...
By PTI in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 17.04.20

Krishna arrives, just in time

By Amit Roy in


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