Culture

  • Of a legacy and a vision to commemorate it

    A demure, daring girl with dance in her breath and Tagore at the core of her being during formative years, on tying the nuptial knot with a scientist from Gujarat, set foot in this culturally nearly dry city when the…

  • The rise of Youtube artists!

    Music rekindles harmony, beauty and stacks of emotions in a living form. It not only affects humans but even animals and trees. The musical revolution started from jukebox to walkman, leading to iPods and its Youtube today.  Youtube revolutionized common platform…

  • Campus Theatre: Keeping the flame, Young and Alive!

    It reminds one, of the crucial scene in Hirani’s Three idiots where Farhan essayed by the beautifully restrained Madhavan comes out to his family about his photography aspirations. It is tense. There is a brief pause before all hell breaks…

  • Experimenting Within the Traditional

    We have seen these two artistes rock the stage and dance into people’s hearts. Time and again, one after another. Individually they have livened up the stage, one with her dances, the other with her songs. Together, danseuse Sanjukta Sinha,…

  • Playing Draupadi

    For those enjoying the better part of the 30s and beyond, Draupadi is a woman wronged. The television series of Mahabharat made us familiar with its various characters, the stronger ones ensuring swifter recall. And, Draupadi is one such. A woman…

  • Busking By Night, Corporate by Day.

    What do we need to do to serve our purpose in this life? Relinquish our desires for sustenance? Lose ourselves in the daily clichés of what we know as the rat race? It might not be this grim; because with…

  • Suresh Biswas – A Forgotten Hero from Indian Circus

    There were turns in the nineteenth century that were quite fluid than our present times. Despairing in the British colonies, stagnant in the public sphere, which was slowly being monopolised by the British, the native sought ways to improve his…