Arts  /  Published 22.01.22

A return to traditions

A separate space was earmarked for string puppet shows presented by Maa Shitala Putul Nach Party from Barbaria, Nadia. The ensemble staged Behula-Lakhindar Pala and Bhakta Prahlad, both...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Campus  /  Published 20.01.22

Theatre veteran Dolly Thakore shares her life lessons for young actors

Dolly Thakore’s memoir Regrets, None was published by HarperCollins in September 2021...
By Srirupa Ray

News  /  Published 17.01.22

Renowned Bengali theatre personality Saoli Mitra dies at 73

A recipient of Ananda Purashkar in 1991, Sangeet Natak Akademi in 2003, the Ibsen Centennial Commemoration Award from the government of Norway in 2006, Padma Shri in 2009, and Banga Bibhusan in 2012, ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Kolkata

Entertainment  /  Published 16.01.22

Veteran thespian Saoli Mitra no more

Saoli Mitra, eminent theatre personality and daughter of legendary actor Sombhu Mitra and Tripti Mitra died at her residence in South Kolkata on Sunday of heart ailments. Mitra, 73, a gifted actor, d...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Kolkata

Arts  /  Published 14.01.22

Conjugal conundrum

As wave after wave of Covid-19 infections sweeps over the globe, running a theatre group is becoming increasingly difficult in downtown Calcutta — the shows have dried up; some members are reluc...
By Anshuman Bhowmick


West Bengal  /  Published 01.01.22

Bratya wants more quality plays

More quality original plays in Bengali will give Bengali theatre the much needed push and help expand the audience base beyond Calcutta and a few urban centres in the state, said thespian and politici...
By Devadeep Purohit

Arts  /  Published 01.01.22

Unseen side

What happened to Dasharath after Ram, Lakshman and Sita left Ayodhya for 14 years of exile? It is well-known that the grief-stricken king took ill and eventually succumbed to death within a week. But ...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 24.12.21

Golden tribute

A well-researched documentary made on Dutta by Ashoke Chattopadhyay was premiered on the second evening. The same evening also saw an hour-long guest performance by Guwahati-based Moinul Haque. Assist...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 24.12.21

Grand return

The experience of watching Kolkata Playmakers’ latest venture Chitrakar (a dramatization of Tirthankar Chanda’s stage adaption of Tagore’s short story by the same title) is...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 18.12.21

Gifted vision

North 24 Parganas’ distinction as the most happening theatre district of West Bengal was displayed in ample measure in Manicktala Dalchhut’s Aspiring Women Theatre Festival 2021 (September...
By Anshuman Bhowmick


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