To experience the inexplicable joy of spotting a host of beautiful flowers in their full bloom, the immense delight of riding a galloping horse through the open meadows during twilight and losing oneself in the enthralling wilderness, dive into the pages of ‘Aranyak’. Continue reading Aranyak: The song of the forests
Probably, that is the very point the artist wanted to portray. The sower is a part of Nature just like the field and the crops, that would eventually grow in it, the same eternal energy binds all the elements in the scene together. Continue reading The Sower: Through the eyes of an art lover
The long, tedious trial of Galileo Galilei that took place in the spring of 1633 at Rome is probably the most discussed interrogation in history. It portrays the rigid dichotomy between individualism and authority, the eternal clash between science and religion. But how did the vanquished Galileo spend the remaining days of his life after this legendary, strenuous trial? Continue reading The last days of Galileo
Are they seeds of Nazism, or in a broader sense, Fascism- which ‘sleep deep under earth’s darkness, until some of them is seized with the desire to awaken’? The ones we ‘will never, never be able to get rid of if we attend it too late’? Continue reading Catastrophe of the baobabs in The Little Prince: Seeds of Fascism?
Like an old foe, the plague kept coming back to the Italians from time to time. Subsequently after the pandemic of the fourteenth century (when it took the toll of 25 million lives), the plague kept coming back to one Italian region or another arbitrarily. Continue reading The Italian plague of 1629-31: A frightening nightmare
Every year, November 19-25 marks World Heritage Week. It is celebrated all around the world, and Kolkata is no exception. This time Delhi Art Gallery or DAG Museums has partnered with organisations in and around Kolkata, with the hope of travelling to various sites that help reconnect Bengal Art to diverse notions of our heritage. Continue reading Rivers, Tales and Tunes : Celebrating the onset of World Heritage Week
The famous poet and author Sankha Ghosh once wrote in his book ‘Journal’, ‘I do not understand the inner intricacies of raga music…but is it at all required?That I am able to touch the musician’s soul through his music, which is full of pathos and happiness at the same time, is that not more than enough?’ Continue reading Hindustani classical music: Magic of the Ragas
With a stroke of his pen, Satyajit Ray made his fictional scientist-inventor Professor Trilokeshwar Shanku invent the CameRapid. Could he possibly think of Fuji’s brilliant instant print camera which would eventually be invented precisely to serve the same function? Continue reading Ray’s Professor Shanku: Mind blowing inventions by the mastermind
In his new ‘capital’, the beautiful township of Metiyaburj lovingly referred to as Chota Lucknow, Wajid Ali Shah sustained his incredible collection of rare animals. It gradually went on to be one of the finest zoological gardens in the world. For the residents of Calcutta as well as the painters and visitors from abroad, the menagerie was like a mesmerizing dreamland. Continue reading Nawab Wajid Ali Shah’s private zoo : An extravaganza
Jhogru tells the children numerous exquisite stories of his native village, Dumka-where plants can roam about freely and a white horse with the ‘buds of wings’ on its shoulders may supposedly become a pegasus. Continue reading The Yellow Bird- A world within the world
Galileo even followed a few footsteps of his former namesake by studying medicine at the University of Pisa for two years, before embarking on his true passion, mathematics and physics!