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    Melodies of the Past

    The fifties and the sixties were truly the golden era of music in Bengal. Television was still some years away and musical…
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    Manna Dey City’s balladeer

    In the past few decades Kolkata has changed beyond recognition. New glitzy coffee shops have sprung up in shopping malls and among…
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    Re-making Music

    Purists often frown at the ongoing trend of “remake” and “remix” of original popular songs but its exponents are even tinkering with…
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    Tagore & Swamiji - A Bond Hitherto Unknown

    The Dutta-household at Simla and Tagore's ancestral residence at Jorasanko were within a short distance but the two illustrious personalities – Rabindranath…
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    Tagore & the test of time

    On 13 March Rabindranath wrote: "Aji hote satabarsha pore ke tumi poricho boshi mor kabitakhani koutuhal bhore (A hundred years hence, who…
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    Swami Vivekananda's Ties with Kolkata

    Swami Vivekananda, another prodigious son of Kolkata spent his whole childhood and youth in the lanes and bylanes of this city which…
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    Festival of Colours in Colonial Calcutta

    Holi or Dol is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun, going by the Bengali calendar. It assumed…
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    A Season for Music

    Kolkata's winter cultural calendar is incomplete without nightlong Classical music conferences. The city does boast of a rich heritage as Calcutta was…
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    Body Building: a thing of past?

    In one of the most remarkable scenes from Jai Baba Felunath by iconic director, Satyajit Ray, a body builder displayed his muscles…
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    Rodda Case - a Daring Robbery

    Every day hundreds and thousands of people thronging Ganesh Chandra Avenue come across four half bust statues installed opposite Hind Cinema. But…
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    Poila Baisakh

    Poila Baisakh is primarily a festivity once associated with the business class among the Bengalis. It was the benias of the foreign…
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