art and culture
Pleasure of  leisure
‘Without leisure, a civilised life is impossible. Without leisure we are sunk in barbarism,’ that’s the essence of the new book The Pleasures of Leisure by Robert Dessaix, award winning author from Australia. Dessaix was in Kolkata recently to participate in the Apeejay Literary Festival and spoke to Ranjita Biswas about his thoughts on leisure and travel
Kolkata: Rabindra Bharati Sanskriti Utsav 2018 begins, Jorasanko Thakurbari light and sound show to resume
Kolkata, Jan 17, (IBNS): The four-day Rabindra Bharati Sanskriti Utsav 2018 organised by West Bengal's Rabindra Bharati University begins on Wednesday and will continue until Jan 20, 2018.
The Freer|Sackler galleries in Washington, D.C. showcase an impressive collection of India’s ancient relics and modern-day masterpieces.SPAN writer Carrie Loewenthal Massey reports
Kolkata, Jan 5 (IBNS): The seven-day Annual Art Exhibition 2017-18 of the West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, was inaugurated at the Kolkata-based Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) by actor Sabyasachi Chakraborty.
Every December now, the sacred Pushkar ghats come alive with a colourful medley of music, culture, heritage walk and spirituality when a celebratory crowd from across the world pour in for the "Shree Cement The Sacred Pushkar" festival. Supriyo Hazra basks in the spirit of vibrant festivity in the Rajasthani town

While searching for textile traditions round the world, American designer John Robshaw discovered India’s rich block printing heritage which he has now incorporated in his highly-appreciated homewares and décor items. Jason Chiang reports