Photo essay: The City of Joy and Protest

by Keyvan Tabari
In the evening that I arrived in Kolkata, the musician A.R. Rahman was giving a concert in the city’s Salt Lake Stadium. “He is our double Oscar winner,” the receptionist at my hotel said with obvious pride. “More than one hundred thousand people are expected to attend the concert.” Dubbed India’s Mozart, the multi-talented Rahman excels in Hindustani and Carnatic music, as well as Western classics. Presently, the din of another kind of music attracted me to a night club on the other side of the lobby ... more

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