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Order of the day
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

A short film, Delivering Smiles, records a day in the life of a delivery person during a pandemic while putting class structures and dignity of labour under the spotlight

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput found dead, police say suicide
Mon, Jun 15, 2020

According to Mumbai Police officials, Sushant Singh Rajput died between 10 am and 1 pm, and there was no suicide note.

As a filmmaker, I feel responsible to tell certain kinds of stories: Director Prashant Nair
Sun, Jun 14, 2020

Prashant Nair on addressing systemic inequalities through his films and finding inspiration in Nehru’s most famous speech for his latest offering, Tryst with Destiny.

Five Indian photographers make it to Pulitzer winners’ list
Wed, May 06, 2020

The three photographers from AP were recognised for their work in the Feature Photography category, for their “striking images on life” in Jammu and Kashmir after the state’s special status was revoked.

Rishi Kapoor: His own man
Sat, May 02, 2020

Rishi Kapoor, who passed away on April 30, lived on his own terms, and backed his own choices — from his films to his sweaters and even his tweets.

Weddings From Home: Wedding plans move online amid pandemic
Mon, Apr 20, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic showing no significant signs of slowing down, some Indian couples are moving their wedding plans online, and big businesses such as Shaadi.com are leading the way.

Anything but Typical
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

On World Autism Day, Suhasini Malde talks about her book Innocentism that explores the joys of devoting a life for the betterment of autistic children

‘In these surreal times, social media has become a substance for sustenance’
Tue, Mar 31, 2020

Reach out, be kind, share knowledge, dance a little — that’s what social media is there for.

Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Smriti Mundhra on how she made St Louis Superman
Fri, Mar 13, 2020

“Out of 100 films, 10 are picked. When that happened, I thought this is it, I can put that in my CV for the rest of my life”.

John Stratton Hawley on his new book and how the city’s history is steeped in a vision of ‘Hinduism
Mon, Mar 09, 2020

Hawley, 78, is still hopeful that the faith that steered the creation of Vrindavan, will triumph over blatant commercialisation of religion. Excerpts from an interview.

Ann Cleeves: “I couldn’t work what would happen next, unless I killed somebody off”
Thu, Feb 27, 2020

It’s taken 35 novels, and two popular TV adaptations for Cleeves to be recognised as one of British crime fiction’s most popular writers.

Setting the Record Straight
Fri, Feb 28, 2020

British writer Hallie Rubenhold’s latest book tells the story of the five victims of Jack the Ripper.

So fresh, so clean
Wed, Feb 19, 2020

In India for his debut tour, Tamil-Canadian rapper Shan Vincent de Paul feels like he’s finally come home.

What drew me to phishing, as a concept, is that I feel it is a great equaliser: Jamtara director Soumendra Padhi
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

A 10-part Netflix series, Jamtara, explores the lives of cybercriminals from small-town India, and the big dreams they chase.

Working On Faith
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles on making The Two Popes and his instinctive cinematic language.

Macka B chats about his favourite vegetable and how he expects his time in Goa to be “irie” — Jamaican English for good
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

In India for the first time for Goa Sunsplash, India’s largest reggae and sound system festival (that begins today and goes on till Sunday), Macka.B chats about his favourite vegetable, his vintage riddims.

High on the Desert Plain
Tue, Dec 17, 2019

The last-ever show of U2’s ‘The Joshua Tree Tour’ in Mumbai was a long time coming. 32 years after the release of the album, the Irish rock band reminds us that no matter the cost, art can still speak truth to power

U2 fans from across country arrive in Navi Mumbai for the band’s first India concert
Sun, Dec 15, 2019

U2 India concert: Fans from all over the country, and perhaps beyond, are making their way to witness the first ever live performance by the iconic Irish rock band U2.

My character understands what fear can do in a society: V Wars actor Ian Somerhalder
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Actor-activist Ian Somerhalder on playing a vampire, what it means to be human and standing up for people’s rights.

Author Tracy Chevalier on her new book that threads lives through the years
Sun, Nov 24, 2019

Women have been Tracy Chevalier’s prime focus, from an iconic artwork to the ‘surplus’ ones on WWI sidelines.

‘Writing to me is about flow — it’s about emotion, it’s about not worrying…’
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

64-year-old writer Anthony Horowitz has written children’s books, murder mysteries, plays, award-winning period drama such as Foyle’s War, Injustice, Poirot and Midsomer Murders.

‘The rise in the price of art doesn’t reflect its quality’
Wed, Nov 06, 2019

In the backdrop of her latest solo in Mumbai, veteran artist Nalini Malani talks about her works, and pushing the boundaries of art.

A Sting in the Tale
Thu, Oct 31, 2019

Honeyland, an award-winning documentary, is a heartwarming story of a nomadic beekeeper as much as it is a warning about the industrialisation of nature’s bounty.

Reading between the lines
Tue, Oct 29, 2019

Bestselling writer Jojo Moyes on her latest book, The Giver of Stars, a story about friendship and the power of the written word.

Starting today, Max Mueller Bhavan to celebrate 50 years in Mumbai with 3-day festival
Fri, Oct 18, 2019

The bungalow, with its spacious entrance hall, and high wood-panelled ceiling, became a German language centre, which also hosted several music concerts.

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