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The Killing Fields
Mon, Jul 27, 2015

A Delhi-based filmmaker revisits the 1983 Nellie massacre of Assam.

From Biryani to gur-ka-sharbat: Ramzan celebration at Jama Masjid is a delight for foodies
Thu, Jul 09, 2015

Ramzan nights glow with colourful stories across India. In Old Delhi, a gur ka sharbat sells for Rs 5.

A Mountain of Dreams
Thu, Jul 02, 2015

An Oxford University researcher’s short film about the rising youth unemployment in Uttarakhand will be part of university and school curriculum across the UK.

I hated MGR’s politics but loved his cinema
Sun, Jun 14, 2015

Shobasakthi on his yearning to return to Sri Lanka, his political allegiances and why violence solves nothing.

Living in the Shadows
Tue, Jun 09, 2015

Ammar Aziz’s film A Walnut Tree throws light on the life of those displaced by Pakistan’s war on terror.

Oreo caught with its hand in the cookie ad jar
Sun, Jun 07, 2015

50-ft mural festooned with cookie imagery painted on the wall of Moolchand underpass but authorities have no idea how it came up.

Screening At IIC Today: 2012 Manesar protest becomes subject of documentary
Sat, May 30, 2015

132-minute documentary “The Factory”, shows the aftermath of that incident that was over within a few hours that evening.

Follow Me if You Can: Photographer’s unique picture travelogue makes waves
Fri, May 29, 2015

Murad Osmann, creator of the popular #followmeto Instagram account, on creating unique travel images.

Under the Circumstances
Tue, May 26, 2015

Filmmaker Hardik Mehta’s directorial debut, which is based on Vikramaditya Motwane’s short story, is about a young man who undergoes circumcision.

I would like to do Hindi cinema on my own terms, says Kamal Haasan
Mon, May 25, 2015

Kamal Haasan on his mentor K Balachander, controversies around his films and his daughters Shruti and Akshara. .

Life in a Metro
Tue, May 19, 2015

A short film by Farhad Dehlvi, about living alone in a big city, premiered at Cannes yesterday.

Home Alone: Filmmaker Vinod Kapri talks about his next film
Fri, May 15, 2015

National Award-winning filmmaker Vinod Kapri's next feature is a single character film based on a two-year-old girl.

Something to Chew On
Tue, May 12, 2015

A film looks at the link between Kolkata street vendors and office-goers.

Dream Catcher
Mon, May 11, 2015

Pushpendra Singh’s directorial debut brings to screen a popular Rajasthani folk tale, about a woman who is afraid to dream.

On the Beach Front
Thu, Apr 30, 2015

Some rare images from World War I highlight the contribution of Indian soldiers in the campaign of Gallipoli.

The Monk and his Camera
Sun, Apr 26, 2015

Khyentse Norbu talks why he is not an ideal spiritual guru.

Freedom Rider
Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Raj Amit Kumar on his banned film Un-Freedom that explores taboos on religion and sexuality .

‘Masaan’ director Neeraj Ghaywan says film’s title is a metaphor for the circle of life
Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Neeraj Ghaywan’s debut feature film, Masaan, which looks at the lesser-known facets of Varanasi, is part of the Official Selection at Cannes this year.

Colours of Success
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Tale of caste oppression in India’s hinterland won favour among critics at Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles.

Notes from the Past
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

A book on the life of Dhirendranath Ganguly chronicles the filmmaker’s contribution to Bengali cinema .

In His Zone
Wed, Apr 15, 2015

Saqib Saleem on his journey as a newcomer, actor-sister Huma Qureshi and his forthcoming sci-fi thriller.

India Calling: Photographer Craig Semetko’s exhibition captures the humour and irony on Indian streets
Tue, Apr 07, 2015

Over 40 black-and-white photos show India in a candid and “unposed” fashion, hence the title of the exhibition.

The Social Network
Sat, Apr 04, 2015

Theatre director Feroz Abbas Khan carries forward his social engagement with a TV series on women empowerment.

Sardars of Cheese
Wed, Apr 01, 2015

A documentary sheds light on a Sikh community that is keeping alive the tradition of making fine cheese in northern Italy

South Delhi single-screen landmark returns as multiplex
Fri, Mar 27, 2015

The single-screen theatre in the heart of R K Puram Sector 12 is being reborn as PVR Sangam.

Look into the Past
Mon, Mar 23, 2015

In an exhibition Cortes displays 45 photographs that give an insight into the architectural influences of these spaces.

The Cover Up: Polish crochet artiste Olek set to dress up a women’s night shelter in Delhi
Mon, Mar 16, 2015

After crocheting a locomotive, the charging bull sculpture at Wall Street and even a life-sized elephant, Polish artist Olek has opted for something simpler in Delhi - a night shelter

‘In Their Shoes’ filmmaker Atul Sabharwal talks about his venture
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

Filmmaker Atul Sabharwal’s documentary, In Their Shoes, on the leather shoes industry of Agra unwraps the bond between a father and son.

Days of the Raj: Paul Rutman on the making of his latest show Indian Summers
Mon, Mar 09, 2015

Set in Shimla during the initial years of the Indian nationalist movement, the 10-part series lays bare the repressive policies and laws of the British government that ruled Indians before independence.

Summer of the Company
Mon, Mar 09, 2015

Series creator and writer Paul Rutman speaks about the show's making, his special connection with India and the gamble taken by the producers.

A Life in Conflict
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

Documentary filmmaker Pankaj Butalia on completing Assam: A Landscape of Neglect.

Look into the Past
Thu, Feb 26, 2015

The exhibition titled “Sidhpur: Time Past Time Present”, and organised by Tasveer at Exhibit 320, displays 45 photographs.

Painting on the Wall
Mon, Feb 23, 2015

A few international artists have converted empty walls and blank spaces into vibrant canvases.

Throw of Luck
Mon, Feb 16, 2015

A film about an ultimate frisbee team from Chennai was among the winners of the Sundance Short Film Challenge.

Schoolgirls with angel wings, the Guru in flight at MSG first show
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

In the film, the Dera chief is seen tackling the drug menace in the country.

Irshad Kamil on first romantic poetry book ‘Ek Maheena Nazmon Ka’
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

Songwriter and poet Irshad Kamil and filmmaker Imtiaz Ali on their synergy.