art and culture
Trying hand at one of the world’s oldest metal casting art
At a time when the Prime Minister of India urges everyone to be 'vocal for local', here is a first hand account by Nitin Waghela about the traditional Dokra art of West Bengal and how one can train with the artists who are facing the challenge of machine-made products
Kolkata: Amid the havoc economic crisis created by the novel Coronavirus pandemic in India, Sundeep Bhutoria, a Kolkata and Rajasthan-based individual associated with many national and international NGOs, in an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought a survival package 'at the earliest for the impoverished artisans, craftsmen and cultural workers of the country.'
Kolkata: Amid the havoc economic crisis created by the novel Coronavirus pandemic in India, Sundeep Bhutoria, a Kolkata and Rajasthan-based individual associated with many national and international NGOs, in an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought a survival package 'at the earliest for the impoverished artisans, craftsmen and cultural workers of the country.'
Kolkata: The 25th annual concert of Mentaid was held at Madhusudan Mancha in the city last week.
Kolkata: Eminent painter Jogen Chowdhury has taken charge as the President of The Bengal, a socio-cultural organisation, along with ace filmmaker Goutam Ghose as the Working President. Chowdhury stepped into the shoes of late litterateur Nabaneeta Dev Sen.
Kolkata: An 111-foot-long mural of ‘Mahatma Gandhi’ along with icons representing the cultural heritage of Bengal was unveiled at the Metro Rail Bhavan recently by Metro Railway General Manager Manoj Joshi in the presence of senior officers and staff.