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How the sari changed meaning on the Cannes red carpet
Thu, May 19, 2022

Over the years, that “ease of wearing” a sari has given way to the “need for presenting” a sari and a classical culture statement has been turned into an adaptive and fluid global drape that’s open to interpretation

Explained: What FCC and IWPC, served eviction notices by the Govt, mean to their journalist members
Mon, May 09, 2022

Both institutions, along with the Press Club of India, have not only been favourite haunts of journalists in the national capital, they have also been physical signposts of the freedom of the press, hosting vibrant formal and informal exchanges and dialogue and a healthy cross-flow of ideas on a vast range of subjects.

The eyes have it: Fauda star Tsahi Halevi charms Delhi, scouts Bollywood
Sun, May 08, 2022

At a reception in New Delhi on Israel’s 74th Independence Day, attended among others by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Halevi had the crowd rooting for him, waiting for him to break into song.

Victor Banerjee: ‘We tend to hero worship and are afraid to criticise icons, understand their frailties’
Sun, May 08, 2022

Victor Banerjee returns to the screen as Rabindranath Tagore in Thinking of Him, a film by Argentinian director Pablo Cesar that explores the poet’s soul relationship with critic and writer Victoria Ocampo.

Fauda actor Tsahi Halevi to star in first Indo-Israeli film project
Fri, May 06, 2022

Actor-musician Tsahi Halevi talks about his Bollywood dream, art opening up a space for much-needed conversations, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, yoga and, of course, Indian food

What makes the Badami Cave Temples symbols of shared thought and learning
Fri, Apr 29, 2022

There’s a harmony there, like no other, with Shaivaite, Vaishnavite and Jain sculptures finding their place in cavernous halls tiered above one another

Is there more to Ajay Devgn’s outburst?
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

Could it be that southern films are outdoing their Bollywood counterparts in theme and content?

An iftar walk at Jama Masjid with author-historian Sohail Hashmi
Sun, Apr 24, 2022

As the forecourt fills up with people, carrying floor mats and food to share with one another, writer and historian Sohail Hashmi takes us through the food street, a beehive of restaurants, cart vendors, stalls and squatters.

A photo essay of Paris in the ’70s by Parmanand Dalwadi, who once assisted Henri Cartier Bresson, has contemporary resonance in India
Fri, Apr 22, 2022

Displayed last week at Delhi’s Taj Diplomat, the travelling exhibition is part of Bon Jour India, a cultural confluence of the Indo-French relationship

Saying it right: How India’s corporate sector is slowly waking up to gender sensitivity
Sun, Apr 17, 2022

A nuanced language policy is helping craft a more empathetic and inclusive ecosystem at workplaces

Explained: Who is Olivia Rodrigo, history-maker at the Grammy awards?
Tue, Apr 05, 2022

Grammys 2022: Olivia Rodrigo snapped up three trophies in the categories of Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance (for 'Drivers License') and Best Pop Vocal Album (for her debut album 'Sour').

Fashion takeaways from Grammy 2022
Mon, Apr 04, 2022

Nothing unusual about black, white and hot pink returning to the red carpet as monotones are back. The adventurism was limited to sporadic colour bursts and bling but was more about individual expression than a trend.

Shyam Benegal on recreating the persona of the founding father of Bangladesh for his latest, Mujib: The Making of a Nation
Sat, Apr 02, 2022

Shyam Benegal has seasoned himself with humanising the persona of our national icons through The Making of the Mahatma and Bose: The Forgotten Hero. In his next, he tries to explore the complex facets of Sheikh Rahman’s life.

With his latest translation of Urdu love poetry, Sanjiv Saraf aims to demystify the language for the netizen
Sat, Apr 02, 2022

“English has a crispness and sharp focus because of its syntax. The punch in the finish lends English to prose. Urdu doesn’t have a definitive flourish but a soft-fadeout that captures the delicate layers and indecision between emotions, like yeh hai bhi or nahin bhi,” said chief guest Javed Akhtar

Explained: Women at the 2022 Oscars, a list of significant achievements
Wed, Mar 30, 2022

After two years of increased representation of women, only 28 per cent of individual nominations were for women this year, the lowest in three years.

Empowerment? No thanks
Sun, Mar 27, 2022

Empowerment robs the woman of her agency and seems like a charitable gift bestowed by the man or society at large.

Explained: The Godfather’appeal as it turns 50
Sat, Mar 26, 2022

Francis Ford Coppola’s timelessness lies in the fact that each generation can relate to the narrative, reinterpret it from their perspective and discover a new facet.

How a group of youngsters is turning away from lucrative professions to bring conscious eating to our tables
Sun, Mar 13, 2022

A generation that has a ringside view of a world ravaged by disparities and mounting environmental concerns worry about a future which will be resource-starved and climate-scarred

Shades of grey: Red lipsticks, leather boots
Sun, Mar 13, 2022

Age-appropriateness is actually about bowing to everybody’s expectation but your own. The jersey top has to cover the hips, the kurtas must be comfort-fit, the sari cannot be a bright red, the make-up must be minimal, and the hair better not dyed anymore. Perhaps the right word should be age-attractiveness.

Ahead of Women’s Day, a look at how protectors of living heritage have taken ownership of spaces
Mon, Mar 07, 2022

Women, too, can make for good labourers, tile-makers, inlay artists, craftspeople and guides. Without them, heritage won't be living or breathing

Explained: The lip-sync siblings from Tanzania, and why PM Modi praised them
Thu, Mar 03, 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has praised a brother-sister duo from Tanzanian, now social media stars, for lip-syncing to the Indian national anthem on Republic Day and paying tribute to Lata Mangeshkar. Who are Kili and Neema Paul?

Explained: Saudi Arabia to get first women train driver; what it means
Thu, Mar 03, 2022

About 28,000 women have applied for 30 train-driver jobs in Saudi Arabia, the first time such a post has been advertised in a gender-neutral format in the conservative kingdom. What will women train drivers do? What does this move mean for Saudi women?

‘Ray Between the Covers’: An exhibition that celebrates the filmmaker’s artistic talent
Tue, Feb 22, 2022

Much before he became a filmmaker, Satyajit Ray was a graphic artist, designing book covers, film posters and illustrating children’s books. An exhibition showcases this lesser known facet of the master who introduced Indian accents to popular art

How Lata Mangeshkar made a difference to singers in Israel, USA, France, Bangladesh, and Pakistan
Sun, Feb 13, 2022

Followers from around the world remember the Nightingale of India as their life’s soundtrack and cassette guru

Ordinary men are the best narrators of the idea of India
Sat, Jan 29, 2022

Watching the Beating Retreat and Republic Day inspired filmmaker Bharat Bala to tell the story of India. Continuing with his Virtual Bharat series, what he calls an online museum of ordinary lives and their extraordinary spirit, he shares pandemic experiences with Rinku Ghosh

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