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Kolkata's iconic Coffee House reopens after 103 days
The iconic Indian Coffee House in Kolkata's College Street area -- a favourite joint of poets, writers, painters and artists over the years -- reopened on Thursday, 103 days after downing its......
Yoga in America: A checkered history
If you thought Swami Vivekananda was the first one to suggest yoga to Americans, think again, says Arthur J Pais Stefanie Syman, a journalist and yoga aficionado for over 15 years, asserted in her......
Vaihayasi P Daniel speaks to William Dalrymple
India has probably just one Punjabi Scotsman. Writer and historian William Dalrymple lives in eccentric, oddball-style outside Delhi in a rambling bungalow in Mehrauli. He shares his home with......
'Ginsberg looked for the sacred in India'
In 1961, Allen Ginsberg, the poet who had become notorious and famous for his anti-establishment poem Howl, left New York for Bombay, with his troubled lover, Peter Orlovsky. And yet he would......
'Allen loved Calcutta, where poets were worshipped
In the early 1960s, journalist and Sikh historian Khushwant Singh met with a group of hippies who told him that they had left America for an Indian sojourn because they were fed up with......
Review: Rang Rasiya is an important film
Rang Rasiya is not a consistent film, but one that tells a story of a pioneering artist and visionary, a story decidedly worth telling, says Raja Sen. Censorship is an utterly pointless and......
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