Nabanita Das writes on books and culture, for the daily Entertainment and Lifestyle supplement, HT City.
Articles by Nabanita Das
Here’s a look at how the Bengali diaspora in North America and Europe celebrated the arrival of the goddess with their own versions of the Durga Puja.
From signing six films in just two years to sharing screen space with Adil Hussain and veteran actor Moon Moon Sen, Delhi boy Anubhav Kanjilal is taking all the right steps to stardom.
Jamia Millia Islamia University’s website got hacked with a birthday greeting for a girl named Pooja, yesterday night. Thereafter, Twitterati has worked all night to make some wonderful memes. Here’s a look.
Author Harinder Sikka speaks about Sehmat Khan, the protagonist of his novel, Calling Sehmat, which is based on true life events of a Kashmiri Indian girl who was sent to Pakistan as a spy. The book has inspired the Alia Bhatt-starrer Raazi.
Class VII student Sridatri Bhattacharya, who will perform arangetram at Sri Sathya Sai Auditorium on April 28, is a disciple of the Padma Vibhushan awardee Bharatanatyam exponent Yamini Krishnamurthy.
The much-awaited teaser of Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt’s biopic, starring Ranbir Kapoor in the title role, is out — and the Internet is flooded with memes. Check out the funniest ones!
Goa-based fashion designer Inger Solberg says that actor Elizabeth Hurley is interested in playing Pushpa, the female lead of her book of the same name, which is being adapted into a film.
Lathika George’s new book Mother Earth, Sister Seed: Travels Through India’s Farmlands was launched in Delhi’s Dilli Haat with a unique food trail, which allowed participants to sample recipes from the book.
India’s prominent musicians talk about the future of independent music in India and how music festivals play an important role in it.
On Valentine’s Day, musicians Kartik Shah and Nirali Kartik – partners in the fusion music band Maati Baani and a married couple for 10 years now – recall how their love blossomed over jam sessions.
Planning a romantic getaway ahead of Valentine’s Day? Head to the third edition of Udaipur World Music festival, and enjoy the magic of music.
This Republic Day long weekend, The Travelling Kitchen — a food festival in Pink City — will offer delicious fare and great music.
At the recently concluded New Delhi World Book Fair, Ruskin Bond launched his new book, Till The Clouds Roll By and interacted with readers. He remembered his days of childhood, his days in Delhi with his father, and the loneliness that followed after his untimely demise.
The coming weekend will not be usual for Bengalis in New York as they all prep up for the biggest festival of their community — Durga Puja.
Author Kushanava Choudhury’s book The Epic City: The World on the Streets of Calcutta, explores and unfolds Kolkata in a manner like never before.
Sami Ahmad Khan’s book has many a parallel plots including an alien invasion, an investigative journalist’s search for her Indian roots, and a Kashmiri militant’s idea of freedom.
Though social media was abuzz with support for Mithali Raj and her team, as they played in the finals of the Women’s World Cup on Sunday, not a single male Indian cricketer turned up at Lords to cheer for them. Even Bollywood celebs were conspicuous by their absence at this world-class match. Cricket fans, along with senior cricketer, Shanta Rangaswamy react to this.
On Guru Purnima, today, the city artists remember their gurus and share anecdotes of how their teachers influenced their lives.
Ahead of Guru Purnima, young dancers are set to perform in Delhi, to celebrate the 87th birthday of Odissi guru Mayadhar Raut, as part of the festival, Nritya Parampara.
Delhi got a taste of soulful Bengali music when singer Mihir Basu along with his band, Saptak, recreated Rabindra Sangeet at a show in the city.
Iman Chakraborty, National Award Winner in the Best Singer category for the song Tumi Jaake Bhalobasho, says that she wants to thank all those people who questioned her abilities, as that helped to strengthen her character and emote in music.
At the Shakespeare Comedy Theatre Festival, being held in Delhi, actor-director Rajat Kapoor adapts four plays — Macbeth, Hamlet, King Lear, and As You Like It — and shares the stage with Kalki Koechlin, Vinay Pathak, and Ranvir Shorey.
After its successful Goa edition, Serendipity Arts Festival has come to the Capital. With over 300 performing artists, the 11-day fest is going to be a treat for the art and culture lovers of the city.
Filmmaker Goutam Ghose is elated after working with Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi; says he has received immense respect from newbies Heeba Shah and Ishaan Khattar.
At the pavitra sangam of rivers Krishna and Godavari in Amaravati, India will be hosting its first riverfront music festival, where artists such as L Subramaniam, Kavita Krishnamurti, Pandit Birju Maharaj , Hema Malini and others will be performing.
This Valentine weekend, head to the Udaipur World Music Festival and rejuvenate your senses with world music, which includes performances by 150 artistes from a variety of genres across the globe.
The Ranthambore Festival to be held during the Republic Day weekend promises to be a great gateway for Delhi’s art aficionados. From music concerts to heritage walks and seminars on the environment, there’s a lot in store in the three-day event.
A collection of new stories by Ruskin Bond, set in enthralling Mussoorie, will be your perfect partner this weekend.
The 10th edition of the annual Delhi International Arts Festival is set to begin in the Capital and boasts of multiple global performances.
Sipping tea at her ‘home’ in the city and soaked in isolation, exiled Bangladeshi writer, Taslima Nasrin talks about Delhi and her life here.