Category Archives: Art & Culture

“A Death in the Gunj”- movie review and tête-à-tête with Sirsha Ray

I saw A Death in the Gunj last week. There’s a sense of haunting melancholia that has stayed with me since then. The movie, set in the 1979 of McCluskieganj, deals with a discordant family and certain very complex inter-personal … Continue reading

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Kaushiki & SAKHI – First All-Girls’ Indian Classical Band

She was born into a musical family. Her parents belonged to the world of music, both by passion and by profession. She was surrounded by people closely connected to Indian classical music. In her own words – “I took to … Continue reading

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‘Pink’ – a cinematic discourse in gender politics

Spoiler alert! This is not a film review. Cinema has always remained an extremely powerful medium of social change. Over the years, many Indian films have explored sensitive social issues in an effort to spread awareness, influence and shape the … Continue reading

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Aagshuddhi – a passage through time and Theatre nostalgia

It was sheer luck that I grew up in an atmosphere where there was theatre all around.  During the summer holidays, evenings would be spent in the rehearsal rooms, or watching a play in Academy or Kalamandir. This was in … Continue reading

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