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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.

The War Within
Mon, Feb 09, 2015

An Israeli theatre production looks at the equation between a married couple in context of Israel-Palestine conflict.

Art on the Street
Sat, Feb 07, 2015

The second edition of the St+art festival promises to showcase the best of international and Indian talent as it partners with local bodies in beautifying the city.

A Song for the Dead
Tue, Feb 03, 2015

Mourning can be therapeutic, says Lakshmi R, a guardian of the Oppari folk form for over two decades

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.