Idols from a 400-year-old potters’ colony in Kolkata are in demand across the world
he Indian Museum in Kolkata recently broke open some cupboards lying forgotten on its premises. It yielded an exhaustive set of British records for natural dyes and textiles used in 17th century India
The sweetmeat culture of Kolkata is undergoing an antiseptic change
Abdul Rashid Khan is feted as the oldest performing Hindustani classical musician. On a typical day, he does his namaaz five times, teaches, eats one meal and smokes a hookah
Kolkata filmmaker Q’s movies are unlike anything seen in India. His latest, Gandu, is shot in digital SLR and features explicit sex scenes with risque rap lyrics
Satyajit Ray’s banned documentary Sikkim made an all-too-brief return at the Kolkata film fest. Magical for those who caught it, tragic for those who didn’t.