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Photo story: Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr, which roughly translates to ’Holiday of Breaking the Fast’ is the earlier of the two official holidays celebrated within Islam (the other being Eid al-Adha). Eid al-Fitr is celebrated by Muslims worldwide because it marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr falls on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar.

Photo story by Chirantan Dutta

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Photo Story: Chilika – A Monochromatic Gateway

Nature, through its varied forms and colours have been an element of attraction for everyone irrespective of any specific forms. Chilika, in this context serves as a reflection of serenity and divine pleasures through its picturesque landscapes and abstract forms that are deeply enhanced through the viewing of the natural objects.

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Audio Visual

Video: Bunuel Unveiled: A Surreal Cinematic Odyssey

In the early 1900s, a Spanish filmmaker named Luis Buñuel emerged as one of the greatest in the world. His journey spanned from the silent era of the 1920s to the 1970s, leaving an indelible mark on cinema. Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dali, bonded during their student years, living at the Residencia de Estudiantes. They birthed Cinematic surrealism with films like Un Chien Andalou (1929) and L’Age d’Or (1930), paving the way for a unique blend of art and politics.

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Neveh Shalome synagogue kolkata

A Tinge of Jewish Legacy in Kolkata

A synagogue is the centre of the Jewish religious community: a place of prayer, study, education, social and charitable work as well as a social centre. The word “synagogue” is actually a Greek translation of Beit K’nesset
meaning “place of assembly” (related to the word synod). Religions, throughout social history, have always been one of the most prominent social institutions that plays an important role in regulating a person’s life.

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Belles Lettres

Translated Fiction: Kajro (Part I)

Tilgo got up and went to the hearth where the cat was fast asleep on the little heap of ash. He picked it up, held it by the ear and set it aside. He cleared the ash from the hearth, arranged some dry twigs and bits of wood and lit a fire. He poured some water into a vessel and placed it on the hearth.

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Interview: Actor, Performer & Acting Coach Benny Basu

I was raised by parents who are theatre practitioners. I have actually learnt to walk on stage. That’s where I’ve grown up. The world of performance was not a choice but literally a default in the system. By now it’s an existential thing. This is all that I can do, have ever done.

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