Culture

Street buskers to buzz Kolkata air this Christmas

Street buskers to buzz Kolkata air this Christmas

December 4, 2018

Irrespective of religion, Christmas is indeed a ‘Bada Din’ or big day for Indians. This year, the administrators in Kolkata are introducing buskers to turn the celebratory tune up a notch.

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Painting with a camera

Painting with a camera

December 3, 2018

Looking at the images that Shanthi Kasi produces, one would hardly believe that they are not hand paintings and are digital photographs instead!

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Portraits from Pushkar

Portraits from Pushkar

December 1, 2018

We witnessed the charm of the countryside, the people and their lifestyle, and made some portraits providing a complete backdrop of their brightly coloured saris, odhnis (strip of cloth); their everyday ornaments; some aged and painted faces in the crowd; men in equally colourful...

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The five essential reads for Indian fantasy fiction

The five essential reads for Indian fantasy fictio

November 28, 2018

It has almost been a decade since Amish Tripathi's debut novel, The Immortals of Meluha took the country by storm. In the time since then, the fantasy genre of Indian literature has grown by leaps and bounds and now, it is vaster than ever.

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Vibrant colours of the Pushkar Fair

Vibrant colours of the Pushkar Fair

November 23, 2018

The Pushkar Fair invites tourists from across the globe who flock to this town and soak in the riot of vibrant colours and festivities. The fair is all loaded with cultural programmes, folk music and dance, richly adorned camels and other livestock.

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Brand USA plays the music card

Brand USA plays the music card

November 22, 2018

Pop culture of USA has been the object of fascination for Indian youngsters. Brand USA will utilize that to tap a potential market in India. CEO Christopher Thompson reveals more.

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Christmas Tables Across the Globe
Five eminent female Bengali authors who stir the psyche

Five eminent female Bengali authors who stir the p

November 21, 2018

Women authors around the world were the first to voice the need of agency and the importance of political liberation in the spectrum of activists through their pen. They showed the world the misery, distress, and discrimination half of the humanity live with. Today's fight for fr...

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French theatre artist brings the Marguerite Duras’ L’Amant to India

French theatre artist brings the Marguerite Duras&

November 13, 2018

French theatre icon, Maud Andrieux performed a solo act based on Marguerite Duras's 'L'Amant' in Kolkata, concluding her tour across India.

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Kolkata to play host to European modern artists

Kolkata to play host to European modern artists

November 9, 2018

First time visitors to Kolkata and cross media abstract artists, Ina Kaur and Lorella Paleni have teamed up with returning sculptor, Christian Bold to create a collaborative art project inspired by their stay in the city.

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