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Theatre
Entertainment  /  Published 03.09.22

Shah on Swapnasandhani’s Hamlet

I admit to a certain trepidation at agreeing (when invited as chief guest) to have to sit through the premiere of Swapnasandhani’s production of Hamlet in a Bengali translation by Chaiti Mitra, ...
By Naseeruddin Shah

Lifestyle  /  Published 26.08.22

Behind the screen: Five Bengali books on screen and stage that you must possess

Names of stalwarts like Satyajit Ray, Utpal Dutt and Sombhu Mitra are on the list ...
By Pooja Mitra

Arts  /  Published 20.08.22

Crackling plot

How would you react when you find a ladies purse lying unattended while alighting from an empty public bus? Handing it over to the bus conductor or depositing it at a nearby police station would have ...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

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

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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


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