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William Shakespeare
Calcutta  /  Published 04.05.21

Bengal Club Library Virtual Event organises a programme titled ‘Why Do I Love Thee’

Bengal Club members and their guests attended a programme virtually to remember the bard who was born in April 1564. At the Bengal Club Library Virtual Event on Friday, titled ‘Why Do I Love The...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 02.04.21

Kindred spirits

Dante Alighieri is believed to have said that the hottest place in hell is reserved for those who refuse to take sides. But he seems to have got it all wrong. All hell broke loose recently when the Ge...
By Srimoyee Bagchi in

Books  /  Published 18.12.20

A glass or two of bottled poetry

The Persians believed that wine was discovered by a woman; she drank fermented grape juice from a jar, fell asleep and, instead of suffering the first-known hangover, woke up with her headache gone. C...
By Nayantara Mazumder in

World  /  Published 15.10.20

Shakespeare book sold for $9m

A rare 1623 book that brought together William Shakespeare’s plays for the first time sold for a record $9.97 million at an auction on Wednesday, Christie’s in New York said. The First Fo...
By Reuters in New York

West Bengal  /  Published 29.08.20

CM’s call to end tandav

Mamata said Trinamul’s farmers’ wing would conduct a protest across the state on September 16 against the allegedly anti-farmer, anti-people policies of the Centre, standing on dykes in ag...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

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Opinion  /  Published 23.08.20

And other demons

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By The Editorial Board in

Books  /  Published 21.08.20

Stratford: fact and fiction meet

With her dowry, Agnes is seen to be making a disadvantageous marriage, for the ‘Latin tutor’ of her stepbrothers has no clear future. He is uninterested in his father’s trade; beside...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty 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

Arts  /  Published 09.11.18

Imaginative adaptations of Shakespeare

It was 10:35 in the evening on September 15. Kala Mandir, full to the brim, was giving a standing ovation to the touring players from Mumbai after a scintillating act titled Shakespeare Theatre Festiv...
By Anshuman Bhowmick 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


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