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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Sunday Eye


Historian Peter Frankopan on why this pandemic reveals a dangerous lack of global cooperation

May 24, 2020 11:34 am

‘Inclusivity and tolerance produce better outcomes in practice’

Ray was possessive of me, like a father is of his son: Soumitra Chatterjee

May 26, 2020 9:23 pm

Soumitra Chatterjee, 85, has worked with Satyajit Ray in 14 feature films and two shorts. This is considered to be one of the most enduring artistic collaborations in the history of contemporary cinema. In his six decade long career, Chatterjee has worked with several other renowned directors including Tapan Sinha and Mrinal Sen. However, it's Ray who has played an important part in shaping the legendary actor's sense and sensibilities.

Sunday Long Reads: Of consent, lockdown, migrants, art, books, nature, and more

May 17, 2020 1:12 pm

Here is your Sunday reading list

Talking About Consent with Young Boys

May 16, 2020 1:34 pm

There are no greys in affirmative consent -- it is black and white.

What will happen to our rights in the new normal?

May 16, 2020 1:23 pm

The digital is going to become a lever by which people are going to be laid off, their jobs replaced by automation.

The importance of art in the age of coronavirus

May 17, 2020 2:09 pm

Studies have shown that viewing a painting, listening to music or watching a performance strengthen learning, reduce anxiety and heal trauma.

Why our anguish is reminiscent of an older world order that refuses to yield

May 10, 2020 5:55 pm

We are each quarantined in our own small spaces of survival or mourning, divided from each other by this cruel disease. Divided also from a sense of calm continuity, or of time unfolding in a predictable way, we now uncertainly await the future with masks on our faces.

Return to Innocence: Why humans still respond to the tug of nature

May 10, 2020 5:57 pm

We are still creatures of nature, no matter how much we fiddle with our genes and try and insert robots into our systems.


The eye of a genius: The cinematic universe of Satyajit Ray

May 24, 2020 1:35 pm

Satyajit Ray was a quintessential humanist who used the camera with empathy to tell stories. Stories that capture the beauty and severity of life in rural Bengal, decaying feudalism, the struggles and aspirations of the Bengali middle class and its conflict with dogmatic religion. His films told stories in ways that only a humanist of his stature could.