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Arts  /  Published 16.05.20

Taking theatre online

Theatre derives its lifeblood through social gathering and the intimate interface between various categories of stakeholders. With social distancing and isolation constituting the new normal, a death-...
By Dipankar Sen in

Books  /  Published 27.02.20

Sweet taste of revenge

Revenge sells. Any writer, from hoary veterans like Homer and Shakespeare to the more contemporary Ian McEwan and Donal Ryan, will vouch for the fact that a plot including revenge is worth its weight ...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Culture  /  Published 02.02.20

The relevance of King Lear in today’s world

At the discussion christened King Lear in 2020 as part of the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet in association with The Telegraph held at the iconic Victoria Memorial Hall’s Western Quadrangle on Jan...
By Aniruddha Biswas in

Opinion  /  Published 13.12.19

How they did it

Is it time to heave a sigh of relief? It just may happen that the unpronounceable, visually awkward and, to some politically incorrect people, dramatic new pronoun, ‘s/he’, can now be gently eased...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 13.09.19

Modi's creative flight of sophistry

The world has space for artists of all kinds, even if the government of the day may not agree. There are artists who wish to be recognized for their work, be it a painting, a song or a musical composi...
By The Editorial Board in

Books  /  Published 02.08.19

The healing power of forgiveness

Back in 1711, when Alexander Pope wrote, “To err is human, to forgive divine,” International Forgiveness Day did not exist. It would come into being centuries later, and be celebrated on the first...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

Books  /  Published 21.06.19

Losing a lot of sleep over slumber

Kumbhakarna, had he been awake, would have been amused by the perplexity of artists, writers and philosophers over what came naturally to him — sleep. Significantly, one of the earliest examples of ...
By Uddalak Mukherjee in

Books  /  Published 14.06.19

Fathers in fiction

Author: William ShakespeareFather: King LearKing Lear is a person revered by all but not loved by two of his daughters. However, the deeds of his daughters dictated by greed, has always been a point o...
By Ankit Santra in

Books  /  Published 13.06.19

Shakespeare: Transcending boundaries

In his poem “The Sun Rising”, John Donne uses two words to identify India: spice and mine. Donne’s 16th-century contemporaries would have made the same connection. Reorienting the discourse in t...
By Souvik Mukherjee in

Arts  /  Published 13.12.18

King Lear in Kathakali finally makes it to India

In association with Alliance Francaise, Annette has presented Kathakali King Lear in New Delhi (December 6), Chennai (December 8), Mumbai (December 13) and Pune (December 15). It will now be performed...
By Smita Tripathi in


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