Pramita Bose

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Painting reels with light

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They draw with light. That’s why they are called Lightscribers. Photography is their passion, but programming is their profession. So marking their journey from the sector of IT to the field of creativity, a set of 10 snappers mark out their vision on descriptive frames at a group show in Kolkata’s Gallery Gold.

Taking music to new frontiers

Four different filaments from different corners of the world with a myriad flavours and elements of music meet to forge a quadrangle that stands out in the rigmarole of fusion-filigrees.

Madhur Bhandarkar: Riding the harsh jigsaw puzzle of life

His brand of movies is synonymous with the realistic genre in Bollywood. He is one director who efficiently concocts a cocktail of art and critical acclaim with commercial success.

Creating the best from recycled waste

Does “best” always come out of “waste”? Well, that’s the challenge a creative mind seeks to attain on his chosen route.

A chronicler of reality on the frontline

He maintains a stiff chin and a brave front to brace up in the face of precarious challenges that his job as a ground-zero level documentary director poses to him.

Bollywood’s golden girl dons ‘arty’ avatar

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She’s been seen in blockbuster films of the masaledar sort. But with her next, Lootera, Sonakshi Sinha seems to be going the “arty” way. Is Sona finally focusing on performance-oriented films? “It’s nothing like that,” the Sinha girl tells us. She continues, “As an actor, you ought to be comfortable delivering your ‘goods’ in any given slot — be it an art film or a fun project.”

For a greener Earth

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Music with an underlying message gains a new meaning altogether. Harping on this line, the Earth Day Network (EDN) had joined hands with Alliance Francaise du Bengale, Kolkata, to observe and celebrate World Music Day on Friday, June 21.

Ladakh revisited

Taming the wild is not everybody’s temperament. And walking the stereotypes is not every man’s mission either.

And now, we’re connected to Abhay

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The Deol men may be known for their macho image and loud histrionics, but Abhay Deol marches to a different beat.

An artist opens door to his mind with sublime strokes

An artist need not be trained to imbibe things around him. Rather the university of life may teach him a lot through his plain and simple observations with a keen eye.

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