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Capturing it all in a click

Some of the pictures of sights and events captured by Basak for his exhibit titled Thousand Words—ASIAN AGE

In one frame, the yellow-white spring tulips gaze at the vast, limitless bright blue firmament overhead in Geilo (Norway). In the other, a female blackbuck scampers away from the camera lens in Vetnoi, (Orissa).

A cycle satyagraha for a better, green Kolkata


Spin your way to glory on the road instead of at the slimming point, where the bike stands static and is permanently fixed to the ground. Before the cycles completely disappear from the streets of Kolkata, the campaigners in favour of lifting the ban over them seem to beseech the city-dwellers with the above line.

Tale of the four-legged


It is clever, it is creepy. It is the wise culprit without a fingerprint. There is no evidence of its mischief but we all know that “Macavity” — the mystery cat is the one who gave the law a clear slip and squeezed its hidden paw out of the handcuffs.

Upholding the tradition of Charkha


Standing in the age of extreme eletronification, WiFi technology, office-automation and fast mechanism in a globalised space, one finds this constant fight to safeguard interests of the cottage industries as well as the crafts communities in little villages of India a Herculean task.

Young biz scion leads the way


Cool and composed. That’s what describes this 23-year-old business scion. Sharp eyes, thin-rimmed glasses, broad shoulders and a crisp formal suit, Shashwat Goenka thoroughly fits the image of a corporate honcho.

Drama reveals pain of riots


At first, there is a mutter of whispers in low-key which picks up its decibels to loud shrieks of female voices, followed with an uproar of mob fury and the stomping of their attackers’ strident foots

A sojourn into our precious heritage


0A whiff of old fragrance wafted through the air as avid connoisseurs, patrons and curators walked through the Bengal Gallery of Tagore Centre at Kolkata’s ICCR.

A slice of daily life & pragmatic affairs


His art unleashes an interesting colour scheme. From the jugglery of monochromatic black and whites to a mixed palette of bright, vivid hues, talented young artist Nandan Purakayastha has ambled in abundance to conceive an assorted array of evocative paintings and drawings.

When north marries south


It’s rare to find a spectacular musical show on the great epic Ramayana following Goswami Tulsidas’ text in the Kerala-based Mohiniyattam style. And that’s what eminent danseuse Mom Ganguly has been doing these days with her team of young talent to lend fruition to her aesthetic vision. On board is the mentor-guide bhajan samrat Anup Jalota, whose legendary devotional renditions still keep ringing in the ears of avid listeners.

‘Tiger’s universal popularity may act as its major downfall’


That India’s national animal is under a threat of extinction is a stale headline. The official figure of 1,411 has been grabbing the newspace for the past four years or so. But is too little being done to save the big wild cats or even much is not enough to save our precious pride?

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.