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People  /  Published 25.01.22

Exploring the legacy of Narayan Debnath

A sci-fi edge A prize addition to a volume of Kaushik Roy adventures, brought out by Deep Prakashan, which currently holds the copyright to Debnath’s works, is Baigyaniker Protihingsha. This is...
By Sudeshna Banerjee

People  /  Published 22.01.22

Pandit Birju Maharaj, an unparalleled creative force

This cannot be an obituary of a man with an unparalleled creative force, of a man who was caring and loving. This can only be a celebration of a guru who lit so many lamps and shall be a beacon for ge...
By Sumanta Dey

People  /  Published 20.01.22

Why Narayan Debnath will always live on

If Bengali comics is a book in progress, then Debnath’s demise is definitely the end of a significant chapter. In his life, and after his death, he leaves behind a rich artistic legacy. But if w...
By Hritam Mukherjee

People  /  Published 19.01.22

Tollywood pays tribute to Soumitra Chatterjee on his 87th birth anniversary

Suman Mukhopadhyay pays his homage to Soumitra 'Raja Lear' Chattopadhyay with lines from Shakespeare's King Lear, “When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fo...
By Pooja Mitra

People  /  Published 19.01.22

Remembering Narayan Debnath, an artist par excellence

When I got the news of Debnath’s passing on the morning of January 18, I was not surprised. I had been expecting it, as he had been in ventilation for quite a few days. I knew the end was near.&...
By Debasish Deb

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People  /  Published 18.01.22

Pandit Birju Maharaj’s contribution to Bollywood

Perhaps one of the few highlights of the forgettable disaster called Kalank, Ghar more pardesiya — which featured Madhuri Dixit and Alia Bhatt dancing together — had the latter taking kath...
By Priyanka Roy 

People  /  Published 06.01.22

Rest easy Mel Samuel

1958: At the age of only four, Mel began writing. He would sit on the bed, clinging to an acoustic guitar, singing a self-composed song titled Teddy. 1964: At the age of 11, Mel was handed a guitar a...
By Urvashi Bhattacharya

News  /  Published 30.12.21

Chowringhee High School head remembered the way ‘he wanted’

A school head, who went beyond the classroom and worked for the poor, was remembered on his first death anniversary on Wednesday in a way that he would have “wanted”. The family and stude...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Kolkata

People  /  Published 18.12.21

The wheels within wheels of Shantanu Moitra’s Anantha Yatra

In agreement with TAPS, Yogi Dholakia, the sound engineer for the documentary, also picked the mountainous terrain near the Himalayas as the most challenging part of the journey: “As always with...
By Priyam Marik

People  /  Published 16.12.21

Barrackpore illustrator puts Professor Shonku in Tintin’s spotlight

When asked if he had plans to make a complete Tintin-style comics out of a Shonku story, the resident of Shyamnagar, a small town near Barrackpore, said, “I haven’t thought of that yet, bu...
By Hritam Mukherjee


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