Pramita Bose

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Taking a closet view of our life

We lead a cramped existence and jostle for space. Consider our own lives that are pigeon-holed inside claustrophobic apartment rooms, and you’ll know it for yourself.

Codification of Tagore

All men have poetry in their hearts, and it is necessary for them, as much as possible, to express their feelings.

UK poet in India to release book

Impshi, impshi! Jaldi, jaldi!
A young girl of 10 from Lucknow hurriedly scampered along to scream aloud the above words when a train to Pakistan slowly but steadily chugged out of the platform, picking up its speed on the rotating wheels.
This was the post-partition time, much troubled with the turmoil across the borders when scores of people marched to save lives over miles to exchange settlements on either sides of the divide.

In the midst of cosmic drums

A posse of knights is following the army commander’s instruction, as if they are on a warring mission.

Translating cine dreams

One of the leading names in art direction and production design in Indian cinema, Samir Chanda is a craftsman to reckon with.

Of unconventional musical ventures

He is a loner when he is a writer but hardly takes time to croon Buri nazar wale tera muh kala.

Hamlet,a clown prince


It’s common knowledge that had William Shakespeare been alive, he would never have prescribed his plays for either a school or a varsity syllabus.

Katherine reads into a decade of transition


L’art pour l’art — this widely propagated French slogan from the early 19th century separates the embryo of conceptual art from its didactic, moral, ethical, social and utilitarian aspects.

Captivating weave of human stories


Dispensing his thoughts on the Indian diaspora, Tagore had once commented: “To study a Banyan tree, you not only must know its main stem in its own soil, but also must trace the growth of its greatness in the further soil, for then you can know the true nature of its vitality.” Bearing fruition from these golden utterances to a theatrical stage, the journey has indeed been a fascinating one! Ask the playactors and performing artistes of a production company which staged the spectacular piece, In the

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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.