An exhibition on zari honours its functionality as much as its technique
Radha Thomas, one of India’s well-known jazz musicians, on her first love, doing a Bob Marley redux, and singing to dhrupad taal
At the biggest Ramlila performances in the city, Bollywood stars and top professionals play out the dramatic moments of the Ramayana
It’s not only English that matters
An exhibition examines the issues of cow politics and censorship to reflect on the roots of provocation in the country
In his monograph on Manaku, art historian BN Goswamy reconstructs the life and art of the 18th-century Pahari painter
The movie, which also features actor Pankaj Tripathi, Raghubir Yadav and Anjali Patil in key roles, has been garnering positive reviews ever since its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February.
Farhan Akhtar on star-backed movies not working this year, interacting with his audience and his agnostic upbringing
Bharatanatyam dancer Jyotsna Shourie initiates a conversation between Sita and Draupadi
Anatoliy Kazatskiy, director of Royal Russian Ballet, on bringing Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, Swan Lake, to India
The film she is best known for was Guru Dutt’s Aar Paar (1954), in which she played a gangster’s moll, and immortalised two classic Geeta Dutt songs — Babuji Dheere Chalna and Hoon Abhi Main Jawan — on the screen.
Sir Karl Jenkins, the most performed living composer in the world, on his new work, Alem
A new fashion design brand is presenting high-quality Indian fabric to London
A gender-based awareness project, by Feminism in India, is increasing the presence of eminent women from across the country on Wikipedia
The Indian Express Film Club screening of G Kutta Se was topped off by a lively debate on how society polices women’s bodies and minds
A film attempts to capture the experiences in the life of journalist and diplomat, Kuldip Nayar
The second edition of the Big Little Book Awards will focus on Bengali literature for children.
A retrospective in Mumbai examines the legacy of Jitendra Arya, a pioneer of Indian photography
A research scholar and a National Award-winning filmmaker join forces to explore the history and relevance of a folk theatre form from Bihar, launda naach.
Kartick Chandra Pyne, who brought surrealism to Indian art, battled poverty and ill health to keep painting.
Amar Kaushik on his National Award-winning film, Aaba, which uses silence as a figure of speech
RS Prasanna on his directorial debut in Bollywood, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan
If you are to the manor born, own it
On day one of the Brahmaputra Valley Film Festival in Guwahati, local boy Shiladitya Bora talks of Assamese cinema and entering the big league
Classical singer Priyanka Barve is Feroz Abbas Khan’s Anarkali in Mughal-e-Azam. She admits to not wanting to be Madhubala, and the challenges of straddling vocals with dance and acting.
In his latest solo, artist Sumedh Rajendran transverses from the known to the unknown and immediate to the more distant.
Model-turned-actor Monica Bellucci will be the first recipient of a special award instituted by the Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) to honour prominent women artistes in international cinema.
A new theatre space emerges from an old factory building and opens with a play in which a fresh script is composed from an ancient Indian text
In his latest solo show, artist Amitesh Shrivastava exposes the folly of neatly categorising lives and experiences and examines how art can transcend clear definitions
Protagonists of Pankaj Butalia’s documentary, Mash Up, talk about their love for music and how their passion gave birth to new aspirations.
Delhi-based designer Siddartha Tytler opens his first flagship store
David Lander, a two-time Tony Award nominee, on illuminating human conflicts on stage, from Beethoven’s obsession to the Iraq War to the politics of love in Mughal-E-Azam.
The resulting composition, Entammede Jimikki Kammal (My Mother’s Earrings), exceeded all expectations. Since it was released a month ago, the song has become something of an anthem in Kerala, with the “Jimikki Kammal fever”, as it has been dubbed, spreading to other parts of the country as well.
Feroz Abbas Khan’s Mughal-e-Azam isn’t anything like K Asif’s mammoth project but it is a heartfelt tribute worth appreciation and applause.
AR Rahman, India’s only Academy award-winning composer, on completing 25 years in music and keeping art away from politics.
Artists of the city remember Arun Kuckreja, theatre director, scriptwriter and filmmaker.