Pramita Bose

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Bringing two musical worlds together

Purbayan Chatterjee

It is not fusion in true sense of the word but a classical to classical connect from best of both the worlds. When the sitar is strung to play western classical notes, then the amalgamation exudes only one expression — heavenly ecstasy.

‘Panditji never restricted himself to his craft alone’

His sitar will never be strung to rend the air. For the indefatigable world-renowned sitar genius Pandit Ravi Shankar takes a bow after a long performance on the stage soiree of life. But for a legendary figure and an evergreen personality like his, the inevitable end comes too soon even at that ripe age of 92.

A lens to see the world


Kolkata-based photographer Leena Kejriwal dwells upon the adage — a picture is worth a thousand words — to tell a powerful tale through her lens.

Nerves of steel fight odds

To be creative at 79 isn’t a surprise, but for a person who suffers from chronic Parkinson’s syndrome, just holding the palette and a paintbrush steadfastly is indeed an uphill task.

Film lays bare routes to nirvana via lovemaking

Sex is often talked about in hushed tones.

Filmmaker revisits ghosts of Bangla war

It’s been 40 years and the scars are still visible.

Odedra’s dance odyssey

He has a feather-weight body. Lithe, elastic like a rubber.

Rare glimpses of world cinema at Kolkata film fest

From the very prestigious fold of the ongoing 18th Kolkata International Film Festival, a veritable package of world-cinema will be screened by the age-old cultural body of Cine Central, Calcutta, dur

A surgeon creates magic with the paintbrush

He is a Kolkata-based ace maxillofacial surgeon who picks up the paintbrush in a surgical precision to leave a mark of his own style and statement of aesthetics on either the facial landscape or across the canvas. For Dr Srijon Mukherji’s brush dances in perfect harmony with the surgical blade.

‘Unconventional is in’

Trained at Hindus-tani classical music, Akriti Kakkar started off her musical journey with grooming sessions at ‘Little Stars’ under veteran music composer Anandji (of the Kalyanji-Anandji fame).

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