Pramita Bose

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Stifled voice of an outcast finds space on stage

A scene from the play Ruddhasangeet, recently staged at Kolkata’s Star Theatre auditorium

He was made controversy’s favourite child by a certain authoritative institution who claimed to be the staunch custodians of the bard’s pristine poetry and music.

Making the graceful switch from dance to art

When it comes to dance, she is a true legendary icon. But little do people know about her closed-door penchant for painting.

Foreign troupes, plays mesmerise at Kolkata fest

A smorgasbord of mercurial emotions, powerhouse histrionics, realistic themes and a riot of colours painted the canvas of the second season of international theatre festival, organised by the leading

‘Nothing in life is easy’


She has a perfect 10 figure, we all know. But many may not be keeping a count of the number of years she’s already spent in the tinselville.

Esha celebrates sensuality


She is only three films old but has already managed to grab eyeballs with her substantial stints in Jannat 2, Raaz 3 and Chakravyuh. Svelte Bollywood beauty Esha Gupta now aims to raise the bar with both mainstream commercial and offbeat realistic ventures. “I’m game for all kinds of genres.

Puducherry: An oasis of peace amid the chaos called life

It’s an oasis of peace amidst the chaos called life. It may feel like a reverie one wouldn’t wish to be jolted out of.

Touching a raw nerve


She lives life on her own terms and boldly wears a breezy attitude on her colourful sleeve. “I’m a divorcee and a single mother,” she candidly declares, shoving aside all inhibitions.

Man of the Heart sheds light on Baul saint’s philosophy

He draws a beautiful analogy between an uncontrollable, fickle mind and a flitting fish or a flighty bird. For both are frivolous organisms and are difficult to catch.

Lose weight in a healthy and tasty way

If you always thought that dieting is boring, then think again! For here comes a quick-fix solution to make your edibles not only healthy but tasty to the tongue as well! So forget those steamed, insipid vegetables and a bowl of bland, fatless food.

Painting the inner self

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes — every form of animate or inanimate existence, leaves its impress upon the soul of man.

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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.