Monday, March 30, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Four decades of the World Cup for cricket has traditionally been a rivalry among the same top 8 teams and the cup has been shared among 5 of them whereas neither among England, South Africa and New Zealand has won it ever. This time around, England flattered in the pre-cup tri-series against Australia and India only to deceive by their poor showing in their WC group. South Africa came once again tantalizingly close to win a berth in the final but was done in by the rain. So that leaves behind New Zealand to make their claim once more but
Friday, March 27, 2015
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Fulloketur Pala, is the latest production by the renowned Kolkata-based theater group Bohurupee ,that was founded by the legendary thespian Shombu Mitra decades ago.
Based on one of the two stories of Chondimongol Kabyo, a popular literary heritage of Bengal dated as far back as 15th-16th century, it narrates the story of a hunter, who by divine grace & order to help poor people in the kingdom, becomes a king of Gujar where his first decree was to denounce killing of animals in the forest. Soon he orders clearing of forest land for cultivation & declares that food so produced will be his weapon. The neighboring king of Kalinga, on knowing about absence of real weapons in Gujar’s army, decides to attack Gujar and imprisons the king. But the king is freed by his subjects , cultivators and simple people, who use whatever implements they find in home as weapons.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Monday, December 29, 2014
Behram Beyzai , the reputed Iranian film director & playwright, is supposed to be a play as dear to Iranians as Death of a salesman is to the Americans. The play was written in 1979 , during the time the Shah of Iran was ousted by the Islamic revolution of Khomeini, but is set in the mid 7th century when the Persian monarchy of many centuries had been overrun by the invading Arabs & the Caliphates embarked on their reign lasting ,again, many centuries. Rajar Mrityu is the not only the first production of a Bengali translation of Death of Yazdgerd in Kolkata but also the first production of the newly-born professional theater group , SpectActors led by Sudipto Chatterjee .