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June 26, 2016 7:02 am

Theatre person Anamika Haksar disappeared from the stage after 40 prolific years. She returns with a film, a story about the migrants of old Delhi.

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June 26, 2016 9:55 am

Actor Anushka Sharma on her next release, learning to negotiate space, turning producer and coming to terms with trolls on social media.

Medium close-up of Nilgai was taken in the area with short bushes and scattered trees. The Nilgai is the largest antelope of Asia and endemic to the Indian subcontinent.
June 26, 2016 1:30 am

In the wake of the culling controversy, presenting the life and crimes of four unlikely species.

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June 26, 2016 1:20 am

It’s no big deal. All you need to do is use all the tools that come in handy when talking about gender or sex ed — humour, science, the straight-faced parent voice, stories and reactions.

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June 26, 2016 1:10 am

How do you talk to a father who takes bribes? Is India the only country to have Dalits? These, and other troublesome queries from the young ’uns.

People living under a heritage building which may collapse at any time in the Armenian street of Chennai. Express archive photo.
June 26, 2016 1:00 am

Three recent releases confirm the greatness of Tamil writer Ashokamitran, the great chronicler of the urban lower middle-classes.

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June 26, 2016 12:01 am

A peek into India’s biosphere wealth.

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June 26, 2016 12:01 am

Pyrkhat Biam, 30, domestic worker, on moving from Meghalaya to New Delhi.

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June 26, 2016 12:43 pm

A shooting at a gay American club has left the global LGBTQI community in grief. In India, where homosexuality is a criminal offence, queer folk have carved out their corners in the city. But is it a happy, inclusive space for all?

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June 26, 2016 3:38 pm

With the rains, came the tide of bloody deaths. The streets of Bombay had never seen such fear. He was a messy killer, but he was still one step ahead of the police. But Raman Raghav finally made a false move — he stepped out carrying a wet umbrella.

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June 19, 2016 1:30 am

Turns out that in nature, too, beauty is not merely skin deep, but a factor in survival.

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June 19, 2016 1:20 am

Is the Mystery Spot in California actually a place on earth where the laws of physics don’t work?

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June 19, 2016 1:10 am

Learning to appreciate nature and picking up a few local beauty secrets in Trinidad and Tobago.

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June 19, 2016 1:00 am

Bhupen Khakhar’s seminal retrospective at Tate Modern, London, looks at the artist who did not intend to be either palatable or pleasing to all.

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June 19, 2016 12:01 am

Can a letter or a page of a scrapbook be considered art? Yes, depending on who it belonged to. As art enthusiasts grow interested in the life of the artist beyond the easel, a new appreciation for archival material is on the rise.

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June 19, 2016 12:01 am

James Pattersons’s BookShots plays with narratives and shrinkwraps them into nuggets of pacy plots.

Former president APJ Abdul Kalam felicitated 100-year-old body builder from Kolkata Manohar Aich during the celebration of Shanmukhananda Hall Diamond Jubilee *** Local Caption *** "Former president APJ Abdul Kalam felicitated 100-year-old body builder from Kolkata Manohar Aich during the celebration of Shanmukhananda Hall Diamond Jubilee on Tuesday. Express photo by Prashant Nadkar, Mumbai, 17/07/2012"
June 19, 2016 12:01 am

For a long time, Manohar Aich was an exotic exception in a cerebral Bengali male world. He would probably have felt more at home today.

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June 19, 2016 12:01 am

In a ravaged Afghanistan, Sultan Ahmad and his sons are the last of the glassmakers, trying to preserve what’s left of Herat glass.

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June 21, 2016 3:19 pm

As the second International Day of Yoga draws closer, young men and women in Cairo are taking their positions on the mat.

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June 12, 2016 9:00 am

Whether it is golden-yellow or acid-green, the mango in all its avatars moves people across generations to summer nostalgia.

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June 12, 2016 1:32 pm

How a month-long sporting event can teach you a lot about losing and winning.

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June 12, 2016 6:25 pm

What happened to the endangered great Indian bustard could happen to others too.

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June 12, 2016 5:20 pm

The fuss over Steve McCurry's photos should help us get over the misunderstanding that photography is the "truth", because that it is not. It is fiction in the guise of non-fiction, and we all know how dangerous and alluring that can be.

June 12, 2016 1:20 am

A spot of sleuthing and watching the world go by on hot afternoons in the Calcutta of the Nineties.

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June 12, 2016 1:10 am

For those who lived in boarding schools, summer holidays came with the promise of late mornings, books and endless food.

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June 12, 2016 1:00 am

The long journey from Chennai to Jabalpur meant there were as many food breaks as train stations along the way.

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June 12, 2016 12:00 am

A grandmother who saw only darkness for decades, and yet lit up the holidays with her love.

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June 13, 2016 4:27 pm

A long summer journey led to an ancestral house in Kerala, a patch of woods and the embrace of a grandmother.

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June 12, 2016 12:00 am

Twenty-five years ago, she spent her summer with her mom, both lost in a world of words. Now, she is back home: everything is the same, except that it is not.

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June 12, 2016 11:59 am

Who cares about Aurangzeb's sieges, or why Alexander wanted to conquer India - why can't we just live in the present?

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June 12, 2016 12:00 am

If you were the youngest in a pack of cousins, summer holidays were the best of times and the worst of times. Till you discovered a library of old books.

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June 5, 2016 1:30 am

A photo exhibition in Kolkata on the last generation of jatra artistes reveals the people holding up a dying art form.

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June 5, 2016 1:20 am

The difficult, and often self-defeating, battle to keep one’s attention span from vanishing altogether.

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June 5, 2016 1:10 am

Everyone is in love with Archie. A Sairat marriage group has sprung up to help brave lovers. How a Marathi film has crossed over from the reel to the real in rural Maharashtra.

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June 5, 2016 1:00 am

If monsoon is nearly here, can romance be far behind?

June 5, 2016 12:17 am

Since the British rule, Hindi and Urdu have constantly been communalised.

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