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Theatre director Kirti Jain revisits a classic story about a Bengali middle-class housewife to comment on present-day patriarchy

Born in 1949, Kirti Jain grew up in a country that was undergoing sociocultural and political transformations, fuelled by new ideas and idealism.

Notes from the past

Filmmaker Naina Sen’s The Song Keepers follows The Central Australian Aboriginal Women’s Choir that has adapted ancient German hymns. The documentary, which took Sen about four years to make, released in theatres in Australia earlier this year.


The Shape of Ideas

These are some of the 36 artists from across the country, who make up the exhibition Porcelain 2018, at Delhi’s India Habitat Centre. Presented by the Delhi Blue Pottery Trust, the show celebrates 10 years of porcelain art in India.

Perumal Murugan on translation and the censorship within

Murugan’s books have gained a much wider readership after their translation into several languages. While he “is happy about the development”, he takes issue with what originally put him under the national spotlight — a series of protests by local Hindu and caste-based groups over the depiction of certain rituals in Madhorubhagan.

Fighting Fit: Angamaly Diaries screening at India Habitat Centre

“It is a film that uses the F word, not the one that you’re thinking of. It has food, it is ferocious, it is full hit and it is, inevitably, a film,” said Indian Express film critic Shubhra Gupta, while introducing Angamaly Diaries.

In Their Elements

India Habitat Centre has launched an year-long photo festival, knit around the theme of sustainable development.


The Monk and his Camera

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

Noida will soon be home to largest auditorium in NCR

The NGY is an initiative for the residents of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway.

Platform for Art

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and the India Habitat Centre join hands to make art accessible to the public.

Guns and Poses: Does a gun take its shooter to the bottom of the barrel?

Does a gun take its shooter to the bottom of the barrel? A photo exhibition explores.

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Indian Express story on troops' movement 'true': Manish Tewari

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Brushing aside allegations that a news item concerning troops' movement published by the Indian Express in 2012 was 'fake', former information and broadcasting minister Manish Tewari on Saturday said it's unfortunate, but the story was true. Tewari stated it during the launch of a book at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi.