Arts  /  Published 19.06.21

Tradition and individual talent

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By Anshuman Bhowmick in

Entertainment  /  Published 13.06.21

The heart bleeds on

Dear Sushant, On June 14, 2020, when a flurry of calls from Jiten, my CA-cum-lawyer-cum-assistant, brought me up to speed on the unspeakable tragedy, I turned on him and asked him to stop blabbering ...
By Bharathi S. Pradhan in

Arts  /  Published 12.06.21

A patchwork of ideas

Saadat Hasan Manto’s short stories, especially the ones exploring the sombre darkness enveloping the Partition of 1947, have fascinated Indian theatre directors and actors over the last three de...
By Anshuman Bhowmick in

Arts  /  Published 12.06.21

Right recipe

Art works in mysterious ways. Sometimes, even an assemblage of all the right ingredients will not produce the desired results. A case in point is 10th Planet’s production, Galileo, staged a...
By Dipankar Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 12.06.21

Historic event: National Theatre to reopen

Britain’s National Theatre has been shut since March 2020 but last week its artistic director, Rufus Norris, announced his programme for the next few months, including The Father and the As...
By Amit Roy in


Arts  /  Published 05.06.21

Dare to dream

Taramandal, written by Neel Chaudhuri and adapted-directed by Abhrajit Sen, brings stories of people whose lives criss-cross at ironic junctures in pursuit of their dreams. In this café musical...
By Debaroti Chakraborty in

Arts  /  Published 05.06.21

Music of the tides

Essaying the love songs of a boatman, caught in the vortex of circumstances, in a programme titled Majhi was Bhromora’s latest offering at a dismally empty Sisir Mancha. Considering that it was ...
By Samarjit Guha in

Arts  /  Published 04.06.21

On Swapnasandhani three-decade-long journey

Riddhi Sen Starting young: I have been a part of the Swapnasandhani family from the time I was born. I had heard that in one of our earliest productions called Tara Teen Bon there was a scene where a...
By Priyanka Roy (t2 intern) in

Calcutta  /  Published 02.06.21

Mixed response to noon shop rule

But from Esplanade to Behala, many stores continued to remain shut, mainly because of transport curbs. “I am trying to arrange for a temporary accommodation for at least two employees by this w...
By Debraj Mitra, Monalisa Chaudhuri, Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.05.21

Food portal fraud charge in Calcutta

Several occupants of a government guest house on Pretoria Street lodged a complaint with Shakespeare Sarani police station alleging they had been duped of Rs 75,000. The complaint said they had order...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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