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Beyond the Veil: WhatsApp Uncle on why anti-nationals and nationalists could do with a little clarity

Nationalists should unite like Amar, Akbar and Anthony.

Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Festival in China had a special focus on Indian cinema

Pingyao International Film Festival is a boutique festival, with multiple screenings of about 56 films spread over nine days so that everyone, international delegates as well as local film enthusiasts from nearby towns (the nearest big city is Taiyuan), has a chance to catch everything.


Prateek Vats on his man-and-monkey tale that premiered in China and Jio MAMI

Prateek Vats spoke about the making of his first feature film after its world premiere at the just-concluded Pingyao International Film Festival. It had its India outing at the ongoing Jio MAMI festival in Mumbai.

The death of one of K-pop's biggest stars reveals its toxic fan culture

What could have prompted one of South Korea’s most visible pop stars, with an international fan following, to take her own life?

The Kerala connection: EP Unny decodes the state's strong bond with political cartoons

As the Malayalam cartoon turns 100 this month, a look back at its glorious culture of standing up to power, with tongue firmly in cheek

Turkish writer Çiler Ilhan on exile, language and writing as a challenge to mainstream values

"Reading in three-four languages makes my world bigger. I keep comparing words, grammar between languages I speak well or little, try to find common features or the roots of words."


How tribal residents of Mumbai’s Aarey Milk Colony built a cuisine around what the forest provides

On the slopes near Devicha Pada, a hamlet named after the temple of a local goddess, grows a vine of karande, an aerial yam which is native to the region.

The gaze of the birdman

Salim Ali’s rigour in charting avifauna remains unparalleled.

Night train to Mala

A derelict forest station, a lost way of life — what a ride on the near-extinct metre gauge track brings.

The magic of the tandoor

How the tandoor has been a great caste leveller.