Open Diary

Swapan Dasgupta

High-key sexual harassment charges and the low-key centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution 

One Hundred Years of Akira Kurosawa

Shakespeare, Tolstoy or American crime fiction, Akira Kurosawa fashioned them into his own unique brand of cinema. On his centenary, Open remembers the man whose films launched a thousand remakes.

The Tank Tops

This water tank was commissioned in 1911, but the Kolkata Municipal Corporation went ahead and celebrated its centenary this year. Here’s why they could not wait for two more years


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