Sunday, March 18, 2018


A Man for All Seasons

At 36, Roger Federer is a player who’s stood the test of time, says Arlene Mathew As Roger Federer faced Marin Cilic in the finals of the Australian Open this January, many in the crowd seemed to sense there was history in the making. Despite a feisty and at times commanding performance by Cilic that […]

A Tour to Savour

India’s performance in South Africa, though patchy at times, was a display of the depth of its talent, says Abhishek Sarkar Team India had huge expectations riding on its shoulders even before the players boarded the flight to South Africa. It was the first real test for Virat Kohli’s young team, which hadn’t lost a […]

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Dolores O’Riordan: Voice of a Generation

Fans of the Irish rock band The Cranberries are in shock at the loss of one of their own, writes Arlene Mathew The sudden and unexplained death of Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Irish band The Cranberries, has left her global fan base reeling from the news and caught in a torrent of emotions, […]

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In the Mood to Brood

Barnana H Sarkar reviews mood music for our times from Kolkata’s new rockers Most people listen to music, attend concerts, or even compose their own sound because music has that strange ability to take us outside ourselves, to help us momentarily forget everything else. Some musicians take it upon themselves to give their listener those […]

Arts & Culture

Sculpting in Time

Balan Nambiar’s six decades of artistic genius is on full display at the NGMA, writes Saiqua Sultan The exhibition themed “Sculpting in Time, Balan Nambiar and his six decades of engagement with Materiality” was inaugurated on February 4, 2018. Curated by his long-time friend Sadanand Menon, this retrospective exhibition encompasses Nambiar’s enormous repertoire. Nambiar’s drawings […]

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Ms. Versatility

Actress Sridevi’s untimely death marks the end of an era, says Debanjali Kabiraj Hindi cinema’s first “female superstar” is no more. Legendary actress Sridevi passed away on 24th February 2018 in a drowning accident. She is known for her extraordinary performances in Chandni, Sadma, Mr. India and English Vinglish, and played pivotal and strong characters […]