Art & Culture

Staging the World

Jaideep Mazumdar

From playing out Shakespeare’s classics in remote areas to generating funds for charity, the Bhaymmaman theatre of Assam is a unique phenomenon

Burkha Rapper

Sofie Ashraf is an artiste of her times, a creative force informed by the post 9/11 world, a daring new voice like none other

A Life Well Scripted

Habib Tanvir (1923-2009)

Museum without Walls

Public art is shaping up in Delhi. Unlike gallery art, this encourages people’s participation in conception

The Ear of Living Dangerously

Who mutilated Van Gogh? Himself, or his friend Paul Gauguin, as a recent book says?

Picking the Poor for Pictures

The images chronicle Mumbai’s underclass—migrants who pour into the city’s entrails from various parts of Maharashtra and other states

Accountant’s Memorial

Ledgers, balance sheets and sepia images of the first accountancy board. But actively missing are the Satyam books

The World Comes to Sankar

At 75, a Bengali writer who loves to claim his books have never travelled beyond Burdwan grabs international attention

Down Slumdog Street

The artist takes inspiration from the workday scenes of zari workers and women before stoves in shanties

Directing a Dream

After Shakespeare in Malayalam (and more), Tim Supple is taking on Arabian Nights. Get ready for a 1,001 interpretations


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