Anannya Sarkar

Anannya Sarkar

Art & Culture | Responsible fashion | Sports-lover | Currently with The Telegraph, Calcutta. | Ex Mumbai Mirror, The New Indian Express, Times of India | Bylines also in Firstpost, DNA and The Hoot |

A Virtual Homage to KC Pyne’s Impressive Oeuvre

Emami Art’s exhibition pays homage to his incredible body of work and how he expertly combined his education from the Government College of Art & Craft, Calcutta and western traditions

The Telegraph / June 2021

Art fundraisers for Covid relief

Three art-based Covid fundraisers have been put together to extend solidarity to the community during the pandemic

The Telegraph / May 2021

The anthropology of clothing

Kallol Datta discusses design interventions, democratic clothing and getting shortlisted for the prestigious Jameel Prize

The Telegrph / April 2021

The phenomenon called Naomi Osaka

A powerful backhand, abundant aces, a great serve, steely resolve and resolute athleticism define her play on court

The Telegraph / February 2021

Exploring “the gaze” of an artist

DAG’s Ways of Seeing is a stellar art show that examines the “look” that women are subjected to as makers and muses

The Telegraph / February 2021

Decoding Dharma and its dichotomy

Author Amish Tripathi with his sister and co-author Bhavna Roy draws a parallel between Cheteshwar Pujara’s slow 50s and Yudhishtir’s Dharma

The Telegraph / February 2021

The art of giving

A life of giving to better the lives of others is the only kind of living known to Sudha Murty

The Telegraph / January 2021

On top of the fashion world

They are few but a force to reckon with. Taking a look at eight women helming some iconic global fashion houses

The Telegraph / December 2020

A peek into Serendipity Arts Virtual

Though the physical festival stands postponed for a fairer time, the organisers are meanwhile putting their best virtual foot forward with an online curation.

The Telegraph / December 2020 / [Jpeg , 276 KB]

#TAP2X with art from 15 galleries on one virtual platform

The Art Platform India, better known as TAP India, is back with its second iteration as an extension of its endeavour to assimilate the works of multiple leading galleries and art institutes on one platform.

The Telegraph / November 2020 / [Jpeg , 244 KB]

Tradition meets quiet glamour in Good Earth's Raat Ki Rani

The collection reimagines intimate but glamorous festive soirees where modern Indians dress in contemporary silhouettes as they clink their champagne flutes under the nippy skies and embrace the warmth of Indian craft traditions.

The Telegraph / November 2020

Revisiting Indian crafts and nature for LMIFW SS’21

The 'phygital' fashion week allowed access to all alike from the comfort of their homes as through collection after collection, designers put forth their reaffirmation of how the show must go down

The Telegraph / November 2020

The evolution of ethical fashion

To secure the future, the present needs to be bolstered by craft cultures and traditions of our rich past to facilitate a truly sustainable fashion industry

The Telegraph / October 2020

The Tharoorosaurus of things

You may or may not agree with his politics but you cannot discount Shashi Tharoor’s brand of multi-hyphenate and his "funnybone".

The Telegraph / October 2020

Emami Art’s Aroh provides a springboard to emerging artists

Aroh, an online art exhibition by Emami Art brings forth an assimilation of varied practices by 12 artists who are the winners of the first Emami Art Open Call - Mentorship and Exhibition Programme 2020.

The Telegraph / October 2020 / [Jpeg , 204 KB]

Gucci X 2020 Art Quadriennale FUORI

Alessandro Michele is supporting the 2020 Art Quadriennale FUORI, a major exhibition of Italian art to open in Rome in October.

The Telegraph / October 2020

A story of unique design crafted by legacy & told with pride

These are the stories that we became privy to when we tuned in for a special chat featuring Obeetee’s Rudra Chatterjee and designers Tarun Tahiliani, Abraham & Thakore, Raghavendra Rathore, Shantanu & Nikhil and JJ Valaya

The Telegraph / September 2020

Sabyasachi, the haute joaillier with his heart in Calcutta

Mukherjee’s three-year-old jewellery brand is a long way coming from his days of yore of making jewellery along with Gariahat hawkers and a longtime coming, given his incredible rise to fame since then.

The Telegraph / September 2020

Tarun Tahiliani celebrates his ‘Infinite’ journey

The designer has reiterated his support for our craftsmen and artisans for a while now and this is just him walking the talk, albeit with a lot of swagger and sartorial fabulosity.

The Telegraph / September 2020

The virtual world of Valaya

For JJ Valaya, fashion is as much about all things sartorial as it is about romance and oodles of oomph. When the website belongs to Valaya who has championed the cause of maximalism for posterity, it fits right in.

The Telegraph / August 2020

Independence Day edition: Putting India on the global art map

Since history started immortalising the earliest of etchings as the beginning of recording art in the subcontinent, India’s artistic gamut and glory today is a wide horizon dotted with many spectacular names and their priceless contributions.

The Telegraph / August 2020

Busting myths about mythology with Devdutt Pattanaik

He believes in a form of storytelling that offers the wholesome picture so that we realise that it is actually a great thing to be called a “Sati-Savitri” and not something to be ashamed of

The Telegraph / July 2020

Tarun Tahiliani fashionably adapts to the new normal

From organising one of India’s first fashion shows as we know it now, way back in 1988 to his first full-fledged digital show, here's the designer in his usual tongue-in-cheek spirit

The Telegraph / July 2020 / [Pdf , 733 KB]

A conversation with William Dalrymple

‘People have always understood history through the prism of the present and this has happened throughout human history’

The Telegraph / June 2020 / [Jpeg , 281 KB]

Vikas Khanna on his quest to #FeedIndia

Sitting in Manhattan, the celebrity chef could not stomach the stories of suffering and he put out his #FeedIndia plan on Twitter and asked for help

The Telegraph / June 2020 / [Jpeg , 271 KB]

A creative platform for jail inmates

As a part of their initiative to train inmates of the Alipore Women’s Correctional Home, Door of Maai, the city-based sustainable ready-to-wear label teaches women a new craft

The Telegraph / May 2020 / [Jpeg , 212 KB]

A brave new world

What does it mean to live with time on loop within a space that is inhibited, instead of letting "winged fancy roam" for people of the arts?

The Telegraph / May 2020 / [Jpeg , 218 KB]

May. Monday. The Met -- A retrospective

While we miss what could have been on the steps of The Met this year, here’s a retrospective on what has been and has remained in our collective fashion psyche from the gala over the years.

The Telegraph / May 2020

100 years of Hermes with Christie’s Lucile Andreani

British auction house Christie’s handbag specialist Lucile Andreani on the 100 years of French luxury fashion brand Hermes’s handbags — from the iconic Kelly to the coveted Birkin.

The Telegraph / May 2020

Historic Oscar High

A healthy dose of protest through performances and speeches and a shot at redemption by shattering 92 years of history

The Telegraph / February 2020 / [Jpeg , 245 KB]

Joanne Harrison, the Sensory Aesthete

Chocolat lady Joanne Harrison on finding a voice that is ‘sensually immersive’ and why the world needs to wake up to women authors

The Telegraph / February 2020 / [Jpeg , 248 KB]

The Gentle Non-conformist

Spunky, artistic, stylish and a lady who means business — designer Payal Khandwala is an embodiment of her eponymous label that makes “considered” clothing for the modern woman.

The Telegraph / January 2020

A Delish Sojourn in Australia

From the buzzing F&B scene of Melbourne to a wine-rich Yarra Valley, Victoria is a treasure trove for foodies

The Telegraph / September 2019

Rocking Reel and Ramp

Four-time Nat'l Award-winning designer Neeta Lulla on juggling Bollywood and mainstream fashion

The Telegraph / September 2019 / [Jpeg , 390 KB]

The Melting Pot of Melbourne

Home to AC/DC, the Australian Open and the majestic Melbourne Cricket Ground, there's nothing not to love about Melbourne.

The Telegraph / August 2019

Amish: Master of mythology

He has made mythology attractive to GenY and believes that there are more stories in his head than he can tell in his lifetime

The Telegraph / August 2019

Cool Collab

Belvedere’s Studio B is buzzing with this creative quartet

The Telegraph / April 2019

Pichvai: Making a 400-year-old Art Form Transcend Time

Modern interpretations of a 17th Century art form that originated in Udaipur’s Nathdwara where the artists would painstakingly depict stories of Krishna traditionally on cloth and hang it behind the idol of Srinathji

The Telegraph / May 2019

Design Dahlings

Why do Hollywood A-listers, supermodels and pop stars love London based haute couture label Aadnevik? t2oS finds out

The Telegraph / March 2019

Artists Anonymous

Inside the world of Guerrilla Girls — an anonymous feminist artist ensemble that has been shaking up the art-world for over three decades

The Telegraph / March 2019

A Peek into the Mind of Prateek Kuhad

Behind what has perhaps become the biggest rage of the discernible music scene of the country since December 2018 is a 28-year-old bloke looking to write from his heart and make the world listen, the Bollywood shebang included.

The Telegraph / January 2019 / [Jpg , 365 KB]

Picking Satirist Andy Zaltzman's brain

Critically acclaimed British satirist, host of the international hit podcast The Bugle, cricket commentator and broadcaster Andy Zaltzman was in the city for a live recording for the Calcutta leg of BBC Radio 4's Empire-ical Evidence.

The Telegraph / October 2018 / [Jpeg , 264 KB]

Therapy with theatre and stories of survival

What happens when a group of women decide to let go of all the negativity surrounding them and embrace the positive? They tap into their potential and unleash the power to make art.

The Telegraph / March 2018

Iranian artiste Makan Ashgvari’s experiments with sound and words

As an electronic musician, he likes to weave his surroundings into his creative work, like the sound of trucks lumbering on the roads of Tehran; as an artiste, he refuses to be compartmentalised, and often tweaks Johnny Cash lyrics to fit his sound.

The Telegraph / June 2018

A tryst with Mr. Twinkletoes — Stefano Fardelli

When we met Italian dancer Stefano Fardelli, he had just walked into The Doodle Room in Hazra with the swagger of a fashion model dressed in all black, his affability belying the fact that he had just been fleeced by a local cabbie on a trip to the Victor

The Telegraph / June 2018

Experimenter sets up a second home

Tucked away in a quiet south Calcutta bylane, Experimenter's second home opens doors with "I Wish To Let You Fall Out Of My Hand -- II"

The Telegraph / March 2018

Made in Calcutta

A city brand's quest to change the world, one bag at a time

The Telegraph / July 2017

Home is where...

I am comfortable with the idea of home being a fluid concept, which you carry around wherever you go — Kamila Shamsie turns the page with t2

The Telegraph / August 2017

Call me Humbert Humbert

In 1955, Parisians were taken aback by a novel so crude in its subject and so offensive in its content but so utterly beautiful in its wordplay that their curiosity alone propelled the novel to fame.

The New Indian Express / April 2017

The most ’umble Uriah Heep

As ironic as it sounds, Dickens’ malevolent character is well-loved in literature

The New Indian Express / March 2017

Holly’s Search for Freedom & Home

Capote’s ‘heroine’ inspired women of the time but he gives no hint whether she finds what she is looking for

The New Indian Express / March 2016

Man-up Men!

It’s ridiculous that even after 106 years of the strike by the Ladies Worker’s Garment’s Union in America, we still have the need to commemorate Women’s Day as a reminder that we need our rights.

The New Indian Express / March 2015

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