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Friday, February 26, 2021

Surbhi Gupta


‘I write on conflict because of the innumerable lives it has destroyed, silenced and swept away’
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

Nagaland-based writer Avinuo Kire on the Indo-Naga conflict, her fascination with myths and folklore and the literary culture in Nagaland

‘Art cannot exist in a vacuum’: Actor Nakuul Mehta on the poetry special Too Much Democracy
Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Too Much Democracy, a poetry special written by writer-director Ajay Singh and presented by actor Nakuul Mehta, turns the gaze towards Indian politics and society

Documentary film Treasures of Grasslands highlights the lesser-known Indian Wolf
Sun, Feb 07, 2021

A group of nature enthusiasts and photographers in Pune spent a decade to make the film, Treasures of Grasslands, that puts the spotlight on the Indian Wolf and the grasslands of Saswad.

Delhi: Cinema halls to function with 50% occupancy
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

The Cinepolis at DLF Avenue at Saket is also functioning at half occupancy and with a limited menu.

On Republic Day, a Dastangoi performance looks at the life and times of the revolutionary Bhagat Singh
Tue, Jan 26, 2021

The new dastan from the team of Dastangoi Collective, titled Dastan Shaheed e azam Bhagat Singh ki, has been written by dastango Ainee Farooqui, who will perform it with Nusrat Ansari.

Explained: Who is Amanda Gorman, the poet at Joe Biden’s inauguration event?
Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Joe Biden inauguration: Amanda Gorman became the sixth and youngest poet to perform at a United States presidential inauguration on Wednesday.

Explained: Why ‘Drivers License’ has pushed bedroom pop into top gear
Wed, Jan 20, 2021

Bedroom pop achieved semi-official status in 2018 when Spotify unveiled a playlist dedicated to the genre, featuring artistes such as Rex Orange County, actually 21-year-old Hampshire native Alexander O’Connor.

‘My vantage point gave me a good balance of distance and affinity’
Tue, Jan 19, 2021

British barrister Marina Wheeler on documenting her mother’s life in The Lost Homestead, writing about India’s independence and the Partition, and nature of memories

Explained: Who is Fran Lebowitz, interviewed by Martin Scorsese in a new Netflix series?
Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Sitting across from Martin Scorsese, as well as Olivia Wilde, Alec Baldwin, and Spike Lee at several points, Fran Lebowitz talks about a range of things, from life in New York to the #MeToo movement.

Delhi: Recovering after Covid, eateries say no chicken order may deal death blow
Thu, Jan 14, 2021

Eateries and delivery places said they are taking adequate precautions to boost consumer sentiment.

An investigative documentary follows the illegal trade pipeline of manta rays from the Indian Ocean to China
Thu, Jan 07, 2021

In the film, Malaika Vaz and Nitye Sood follow the illegal trade pipeline from fishing vessels in the Indian Ocean to the Indo-Myanmar border and finally in the wildlife trafficking hubs of Hong Kong and Guangzhou in China

‘Recollecting life in Kashmir almost felt like a return’
Sun, Dec 27, 2020

Sandeep Raina on his first novel, A Bit of Everything, writing about the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits and his memories from the Valley

‘Ushered in the trend of modernism in Urdu’ Noted writer, poet dies
Sat, Dec 26, 2020

“The tallest figure in the world of Urdu, his death leaves a void that cannot be filled,” said Anis Azmi, theatre person and former general secretary of the Urdu Academy of Delhi.

Explained: How pandemic has impacted Christmas traditions globally
Thu, Dec 17, 2020

While some Christmas traditions and festivities have been toned down, others have been altered to reflect the pandemic.

Explained: The outrage over a WSJ piece asking Jill Biden to drop her ‘Dr’ title
Mon, Dec 21, 2020

The WSJ piece sparked massive outrage on social media with people calling it sexist, misogynist and emblematic of the ways men question women’s credentials.

Hindi poet-journalist Manglesh Dabral dies
Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Born in Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand in 1948, Dabral worked with several Hindi newspapers, including Jansatta and Pratipaksha.

IAF wants scenes from Anil Kapoor film AK vs AK removed, actor apologises
Thu, Dec 10, 2020

The Indian Air Force has objected to Anil Kapoor's character wearing the uniform of an Air Force officer in the film and has asked the makers to withdraw the objectionable scenes.

Explained: The anti-semitism of Roald Dahl, for which his family, estate have apologised
Fri, Dec 11, 2020

30 years after his death in 1990, Roald Dahl's family and the Roald Dahl Story Co have issued an apology for his anti-semitic remarks. Why, and what have they said? 

In its first online edition, The Mussoorie Mountain Festival will celebrate all aspects of Himalayan heritage
Mon, Dec 07, 2020

Hosted by Woodstock School’s Hanifl Centre for Outdoor Education and Environmental Study, this year the festival will be held in the virtual space due to the pandemic. Two sessions will air on the centre’s YouTube channel on December 7, 8 and 9, starting at 8 pm

A young eco-warrior’s guide; a poetry collection written in response to prompts
Sun, Dec 06, 2020

Aarav Seth’s easy, climate-friendly suggestions; Nanya Sudhir’s poems offer something for everyone

MDH’s asli sach: The Mahashay of Spices with a taste for life
Fri, Dec 04, 2020

On Thursday morning, the founder of MDH Spices, Mahashay Dharampal Gulati — the grand old man of spices — suffered a cardiac arrest and died at a Delhi hospital at the age of 98.

Three Indian startups win grant to assist people with disabilities through technology
Fri, Dec 04, 2020

The inaugural Prosus Social Impact Challenge for Accessibility (Prosus SICA) marks the International Day of People with Disabilities on December 3.

Charlie Brown on Apple TV: Why are people outraged?
Sun, Nov 29, 2020

A look at Charlie Brown, the popularity of the comic strip Peanuts, and the Apple deal that has caused outrage.

Explained: Who is Don McCullin, whose biopic Angelina Jolie will be directing?
Wed, Nov 25, 2020

The film will be centered around Don McCullin's coverage of international conflicts. The film also highlights Angelina Jolie's developing career as an anti-war filmmaker.

Tata Literature Live: The fest announces its annual awards
Sun, Nov 22, 2020

The fest held on a digital platform for the first time due to the pandemic, hosted 192 writers, thinkers and performers from India and across the world.