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Coronavirus: Before and after
The Coronavirus pandemic raging across the world could be a watershed event in modern times as was the Black Death pandemic in Europe in the Middle Ages. Many things changed in the European society after it was over, as it surely will after the current pandemic ends in not too far a future. But questions are already being asked how this event will change the way we have been living, writes Ranjita Biswas
Looking anew at yesterday’s favourite
As the Coronavirus pandemic ravages the world and people are locked down in houses, they are looking anew at places in houses and buildings long dismissed as being ‘just there’, Ranjita Biswas writes
Pawo Choyning Dorji is a photographer and filmmaker from Bhutan but travels with his camera all across the world. He has published Seeing Sacred: Lights & Shadows Along the Path, a book on photography and Sacred Paths which retraces Master Xuanzang’s journey to India. His directorial debut Lunana – A Yak in the Classroom, was the sole entry from Bhutan at the recently held 25th KIFF in Kolkata. Shoma A. Chatterji in a tete-a-tete with the director
From rare cars to freedom rides, modular houses to microprocessors, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Michigan offers exhibits that showcase incredible examples of ingenuity and creativity that have had an impact on the modern world as well, finds SPAN writer Jason Chiang
Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall (the momentous November 1989), the murals on the East Side Gallery on the remnants of the wall are as alive and relevant today with their message of peace and unity, discovers Ranjita Biswas
Spies have been among us for centuries though it is often thought to be a recent phenomenon . Ranjita Biswas gets a glimpse of their secret world in Berlin’s German Spy Museum