Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

Full Coverage : EYE 2014

Starry, Starry Night
December 14, 2014

A Syrian Christian family and their Christmases over the years.

Ours are the Streets

We need to ensure that our mobilisations of anger and protest are not always limited to cases where people like you and me are affected

That Wonderful Time of the Year

Chef Manu Chandra shares the many influences that have shaped his Christmas menu.

To Catch a Feast

A hunt, a trap, a chase, Christmas in rural Mizoram is still done the old way.

Kusvad at Mãe’s

A Goan Christmas is incomplete without the bebincas and the kulkuls and the family feast laid out under the matriarch’s careful supervision.

A Rat Race

We might love to hate them, but there’s no escaping these rodents.

Eat, Pray, Love

At the historic American Express Bakery in Byculla, Mumbai, time stands still.

Memories are made of these

Snowy Mussoorie nights, the family under one roof and chocolates before breakfast. Author Stephen Alter revisits the Christmas of his childhood.

In Fairy tales at Fifty, Upamanyu Chatterjee serves up characters who are cruel and vile
December 7, 2014

Fairy Tales at Fifty leads with the story of the pauper, Angulimala, a young runaway constantly in need of sexual conquest, which is incomplete if it does not end in murder.

Yoko Ono’s work at display along with other artists at the second art Biennale in Kochi

At the second art Biennale in Kochi, listen to the earth turning on its axis and watch a bit of role-play

The story of a DU student who allegedly was killed by her parents

Bhawna Yadav had dreamed of a new life with the man she loved. But she never imagined it would go so wrong.

Tennis: The last days of a beautiful game
November 30, 2014

As athletes and bodybuilders conquer tennis, Sandeep Dwivedi bids adieu to an age of elegance.

A Tale of Two Girls: Tillotama Shome and Rasika Dugal talk their bond and Qissa

Tillotama Shome and Rasika Dugal talk about the inexplicable bond they share on screen in Qissa, and their journey as actors.

Digital things help us transmit emotions like never before

Have you ever wondered, why, despite all that we know about surveillance and data mining, we continue to use all our social media?

Duck Tales II: About divers, the half-migrants and the resident duck

The diving ducks are relatively heavy-boned and seek their meals at the bottom of ponds and water bodies.

Srinagar is a place of great melancholy: Kashmiri writer Mirza Waheed

Kashmiri writer Mirza Waheed on broken people in a broken city, where memory meets fiction and stories write themselves.

A project on providing solutions for housing in Mumbai makes it to New York’s exhibition

A project on providing solutions for housing in Mumbai takes into account Indian realities and finds its way into an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Leila Seth’s new book talks of the need for speedy justice
November 23, 2014

Justice Leila Seth’s new collection of essays gently reminds that urgency was not a stranger to the UPA.

Who was Irom Sharmila: A look at the life she has lost, and memories that sustain her

Who was Irom Sharmila before her extraordinary protest against the AFSPA took over her existence? As her fast enters its 15th year, a look at the life she has lost, and the memories that sustain her.

Duck Tales 1: About the ‘dabbler’ ducks who visit India every year at this time

In a two-part series, a ready reckoner of the ‘dabbler’ ducks who come calling every year around this time.

Picture this: What is the big deal about kissing in public?

As the famous song in Casablanca goes, a kiss is just a kiss, so what is the big deal about kissing in public?

What would be the animal qualities humans would like to have?
November 16, 2014

To have the acceleration of a cheetah would be great, but only if coupled with the stamina of wolves, so you can keep up that pace all day.

I want to look at the big things that exist in the micro-moments: Ben Okri

Nigerian writer Ben Okri talks about returning to fiction with The Age of Magic, the influence of African mythology in his writing and a lot more.

Heartbreak Hotel: A museum in Zagreb displays tokens of failed relationships

A museum in Zagreb displays tokens of failed relationships and stories of love and hurt.

New WhatsApp feature changes the way we participated in a conversation

The new WhatsApp feature confirms our participation in a conversation that we would rather avoid.

Children’s Day: A letter from a writer to her readers
November 9, 2014

I have a confession to make. As a child, I was not a reader. Picking up a book for “fun” was like hitting the pause button on life.

Children’s Day: A letter from a mother to her son

Every day, my day begins at six with a cup of tea that I make for myself. Whenever you are in town, I go back to stare at your face.

Children’s Day: A letter from a single mother to her daughter

Life is moving so fast. It was just a little over a decade ago. I was sad and alone, and I prayed for a blessing and found you in my arms!

Children’s Day: A letter from a cricketer to his children

I’ve chosen to be a little formal as I want to talk about life and its challenges on this Children’s Day.

Children’s Day: A letter from a theatre personality to her son

I write this letter to you in the hope that one day you shall grow up to know and love India, this vast country we call home.

Children’s Day: A letter from a construction worker to her daughter

I still remember the day when you were born — not the exact date though — it was Ram Navami. We have celebrated seven Ram Navamis since.

Children’s Day: A letter from poet Gulzar to daughter Meghna

You have already broken the record of your father’s qualification. Congratulations! You are on a plateau now. You can look at all the horizons and beyond them, from here.

Children’s Day: A letter from a property agent to his daughter

The day you were born, we began dreaming of an education for you. But there was a shadow of fear.

Children’s Day: A letter from a cartoonist to his daughter

A letter from a cartoonist to his daughter…

13 letters every parent, every child should read on Children’s Day

Ahead of Children’s Day, in the spirit of Jawaharlal Nehru’s letters to his daughter, we asked artists as well as ordinary people to write to their children — about their hopes for their sons and daughters, and their dream for the country. From a theatre personality to her son ‘Look at India through a traveller’s […]

Children’s Day: A letter from a musician to her son

Writing to you in November with the fan whirring above my head. Sheetkaal kakhon ashbe Suparna?