Arts  /  Published 10.07.21

Into the light

Theatre theorists and practitioners generally agree to use light to make objects visible, even while keeping it mostly indiscernible, except when, say, a turn of mood or a plot flashpoint requires emp...
By Dipankar Sen

Opinion  /  Published 10.07.21

Tale of two friendships: Khushwant Singh

Footnote Rishi Sunak posted a photograph of himself with Nova, the family’s new Labrador retriever, which his daughters had desperately wanted. Nova made her debut on Instagram, posed perfectly...
By Amit Roy

Arts  /  Published 03.07.21

Break free

Azaadi Mera Brand, Anuradha Beniwal’s frank and honest travelogue that charts a Rohtak girl’s solitary journey to different parts of India and Europe to discover her true self won admirers...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Calcutta  /  Published 02.07.21

Tagore remembered

Play time Township-based theatre group Britya put up three plays based on social issues, and no, they were not online. The event took place before the current restrictions and so was held at Rabindra...
By Shatadipa Bhattacharya in Salt Lake

Arts  /  Published 26.06.21

A quest for truth and justice

Rapid criminalization of the public space and rising lumpenization in West Bengal seem to have caught up with Rangroop. After grappling with the after-effects of a gruesome rape in Garal, Rangroop has...
By Anshuman Bhowmick


Jharkhand  /  Published 21.06.21

Coal town theatre artists face penury

Over 300 coal town theatre artists are facing extreme penury due to the lack of permission for drama festivals, shows and functions during lockdown and are demanding honorarium from the government to ...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

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

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

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

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


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