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Letters to FP: Kolkata should just get rid of its 'cultural capital' label

Feb 01, 2013

Letters to FP: Kolkata should just get rid of its 'cultural capital' label

Hearts can be without fear only when the bellies are somewhat full. And the ones whose bellies are full, are busy filling up the lockers at home and dont have time for all this culture claptrap #Salman Rushdie #Wereadyou #West Bengal #Kolkata #Howrah #Cultural Capital

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Letters to FP: Kolkata should just get rid of its 'cultural capital' label

Aug 17, 2014

Is public art worth the cost to taxpayers?

Earlier this month, this column talked about the dream of Clover Moore, mayor of Sydney, Australia for a public art program to ensure her city's reputation as a capital of culture and creativity... #Australia #Sydney #Clover Moore
Letters to FP: Kolkata should just get rid of its 'cultural capital' label

Aug 19, 2014

Jaycee Chan, Jackie Chan's son, arrested in major Beijing drug bust

The actor-son of Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges, the latest high-profile celebrity to be ensnared in one of China's biggest anti-drug crackdowns in two decades. Jaycee Chan, 31, was detaine... #China #Beijing #Hong Kong #Jackie Chan #Zhang Yimou #China Central Television #Xi Jinping
Letters to FP: Kolkata should just get rid of its 'cultural capital' label

Jul 23, 2014

A Jihad in Phoenix

No disrespect to the Arizona capital, but the city hasn't exactly been a hotbed of cultural exports... #China #Beijing #Hong Kong #Jackie Chan #Zhang Yimou #China Central Television #Xi Jinping