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Manish Gupta’s ‘Rahasya’ similar to Aarushi Talwar murder case?
Fri, Jan 30, 2015

With his latest release Rahasya, filmmaker Manish Gupta continues to be fascinated by realistic cinema

The Great Escape
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Erez Laufer’s documentary celebrates the lives of his father and grandmother after they flee the concentration camps of World War II.

An Actor Prepares
Mon, Jan 26, 2015

American theatre practitioner Phillip Zarilli has been using Oriental art forms to train stage actors for decades.

They came for their hero’s movie, didn’t matter it wasn’t shown
Sat, Jan 17, 2015

Ram Rahim claims that the film is not a show of power by him and is made simply to caution the youth against abuse of drugs.

Made to Order
Sat, Jan 17, 2015

Helena Waldmann’s latest contemporary dance piece poses questions about our constant wants and desires

Sri Lankan dancer Venuri Perera on her latest solo production Traitriot
Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Sri Lankan dancer Venuri Perera explores intersections between a traitor and a patriot in Traitriot.

Recalling the valour of Indian soldiers during WW-I
Sat, Jan 10, 2015

Photo exhibition depicting contribution of Indian soldiers opens in city.

Shaking a Leg
Wed, Jan 07, 2015

Scrambled Eggs, a dance-meets-theatre routine strings together eight stories and characters.

The Philosopher’s Muse
Tue, Jan 06, 2015

In his latest book, author Ramin Jahanbegloo confronts his own thoughts after four months in Iranian prison.

Change of Habit
Fri, Dec 19, 2014

The Kung Fu Nuns from the Drukpa lineage of Buddhism can break bones and chant with equal ease. In Delhi for a performance, they talk about empowerment and Jackie Chan

The Artist: A retrospective celebrates the genius of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

A retrospective celebrates the genius of award-winning novelist and scriptwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.

Sight and Sound
Sun, Dec 07, 2014

Polish filmmaker Andrzej Jakimowski explores how blind students use echolation to live a normal life

‘I don’t enjoy playing disgraceful people as much as heroic ones’
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

Martin Sheen on portraying the late CEO Warren Anderson of the US firm Union Carbide in Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain and his belief in social justice

“I am not an activist and I don’t want to become one either”
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

After watching Paradise Now by two-time Oscar nominated Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad, actor Waleed Zuaiter knew that he wanted to work with him immediately.

‘I don’t enjoy playing disgraceful people as much as heroic ones’
Mon, Dec 01, 2014

Martin Sheen on portraying the late CEO Warren Anderson of the US firm Union Carbide in Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain and his belief in social justice

A ‘social message’ film: Muslim in Tricolour skull cap will not take bomb from Muslim in black-and-white cap
Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Titled Aatankvad, the film directed by Brij Bhushan Singh, is his idea of “spreading social awareness” about terrorism.

Meet the ‘Kung Fu Nuns’ who can break bones and chant with equal ease
Thu, Nov 27, 2014

Appearances can be deceptive which is why Jigme Konchok Lhamo’s angelic smile should not be taken at face value.

Song of the Rock Star Monk
Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Ani Choying Drolma on Buddhism, music and good children

Chhoti Moti Batein: The Dark Side of Life
Fri, Nov 21, 2014

The true story of two Noida sisters who almost starved themselves to death gets adapted for the big screen in Choti Moti Batein.

Colour Blind
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

UK-based stand-up comedian Nish Kumar on his maiden comedy road trip through India and staying light

This anthology of short stories takes an ‘alternative’ approach to women empowerment
Mon, Nov 17, 2014

An anthology of short stories challenges popular notions of what is normal in a discussion on women’s empowerment.

‘If your story is not about love, then there is no need to tell it’
Sun, Nov 16, 2014

Many filmmakers have inspired me, mainly American filmmakers like John Ford.

Oscar-winner Megan Mylan’s next documentary on girl empowerment in rural India
Wed, Nov 12, 2014

Oscar-winner Megan Mylan returns with her latest documentary on girl empowerment in rural India.

It’s All in the Game
Thu, Nov 06, 2014

An Israeli dance production Open Source gives a visual setting to the fears of a bride, moments before her wedding

It’s All in the Game: A dance production depicts a bride’s fear, moments before wedding
Thu, Nov 06, 2014

An Israeli dance production Open Source gives a visual setting to the fears of a bride, moments before her wedding.

Sting in the Tale: Documentary filmmaker Mano Khalil on the plight of Kurdish refugees
Mon, Nov 03, 2014

Documentary filmmaker Mano Khalil, whose film The Beekeeper had its India premiere at DIFF, on panning the camera on the plight of Kurdish refugees and describing their struggles for a better life

In their Element
Fri, Oct 31, 2014

The Scottish Dance Theatre brings together a production by three contemporary choreographers, which patterns nature in various ways

Freedom Call
Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Chetan Anand contributed to the freedom struggle through the medium of cinema, with his 1946 film Neecha Nagar.

Freedom Call
Wed, Oct 29, 2014

To commemorate Anand’s birth centenary in January next year, the iconic film will be screened as part of the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival on November 15.

Of Indian Hues
Tue, Oct 28, 2014

In his first solo in India titled “Kaleidoscope”, organised by Tasveer Gallery in partnership with Vacheron Constantin.

Jyoti Amge makes waves as first Indian on US series Freak Show
Wed, Oct 08, 2014

A resident of Nagpur, Amge is the only Indian talent to feature in the fourth season, which is titled Freak Show.

In Their Element: The magic of Scottish Dance Theatre
Tue, Oct 07, 2014

The Scottish Dance Theatre brings together a production by three contemporary choreographers, which patterns nature in various ways.

A short film looks at football as an empowering tool for Indian girls
Mon, Oct 06, 2014

New York-based artist Indrani Pal Chaudhuri’s short film looks at how football is being used as a tool to empower girls in India.

Magic of Movies
Fri, Oct 03, 2014

latest film, 99 Homes starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon premiered at the Venice Film Festival.

Matter of life and death: Chetan Shah revisits the issue of passive euthanasia
Fri, Oct 03, 2014

Through the story of nurse Aruna Shanbaug, filmmaker Chetan Shah revisits the issue of passive euthanasia

Flick Geek
Fri, Sep 26, 2014

With a day job as a digital marketing analyst in Delhi, Chaudhuri’s third book is full of interesting trivia.