Lifestyle  /  Published 16.08.22

Looking to learn life skills? Join the theatre: Sumit Lai Roy

There are lots of theatre groups in Kolkata. Here's the secret of how to join them and not get rejected: lead with this question, “do you need any help backstage with your next production?&r...
By Sumit Lai Roy

West Bengal  /  Published 15.08.22

Calcutta: Patriotic fervour grips cinema halls

Seventy-five years ago, on this day, jubilation had filled the air, as people took to the streets to celebrate the newfound Independence, with some taking out rallies, some others exchanging greetings...
By PTI in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 13.08.22

Bound together by tragedy

Coffin (picture), the adaptation of Synge’s drama about a community perpetually dealing with loss and mourning, posed a greater challenge. Translated and directed by Sabyasachi Mukhopadhyay, the...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 06.08.22

Real roots

A fascinating aspect of Bengali-language theatre is the dogged survival of hundreds of theatre groups in urban, semi-urban and rural centres for decades. Remarkably tenacious in the face of tumultuous...
By Dipankar Sen

News  /  Published 05.08.22

Drama on electoral malpractices turns up the heat at Rabindra Okakura Bhavan

A mute girl danced to Tagore’s Gahana kusum, a boy with Down Syndrome danced to Tomaar chhobi neel akashey and the audience was amazed to see the talent of the special children at their Rabindra...
By Our Bureau in Salt Lake


Arts  /  Published 30.07.22

Look afresh

Theatre groups from Bangladesh — regular participants in international festivals across West Bengal — vanished owing to Covid-19- induced embargoes. But the Khardaha Artist Group hosted tw...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Entertainment  /  Published 23.07.22

Daniel Radcliffe: Beyond Harry Potter

The boy who we loved as the best wizard of all time turns 33 today, with a list of versatile roles to show off on his CV.  Daniel Radcliffe might remind us of Harry Potter every time we see him ...
By Agrima Tikader in Calcutta

Arts  /  Published 23.07.22

Patterned tale

Krishnanagar, among the nerve centres of undivided Bengal, is slowly coming to terms with the changes that have swept over it. As far as performing arts is concerned, this town by the Ganges has tradi...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 16.07.22

Old fights

Since the controversy erupted over the design of the national emblem on top of the new Parliament building and the seemingly-menacing look of the lions caught the nation unawares, the situation seems ...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Events  /  Published 09.07.22

Peter Rinderknecht mesmerises children with interactive tale of hope and despair

The storytelling began with Rinderknecht taking the help of his young audience to create a farm, complete with sights and sounds. He brought to life a farmer who works hard on the fields, feeds animal...
By Saurav Roy


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