Tanushree Ghosh

Articles By Tanushree Ghosh

A symposium on oral narratives makes the case for preserving the native languages of North-East

The symposium, with film screenings, was curated by Assamese NGO Folk Culture Research Centre of North-East India — Arhi (“example” in Assamese).

Bengaluru-based Devika Krishnan on how design can create sustainable livelihoods for vulnerable communities

Bengaluru-based Krishnan, 50, who recently spoke about the design of social business at DesignUp festival in her city, has realised the importance of keeping enterprises small for self-sustenance and that women are a much-ignored untapped workforce.

The filmmaker who’s driven by an ‘unbearable rage’ against injustice

In her new film, Leena Manimekalai uncovers the life of one of the most marginalised communities in Tamil Nadu

The Australian storyteller with an incredible life story

Why stories are a part of the survival kit of Uncle Larry Walsh, a raconteur and a member of Australia’s Stolen Generation

‘Silence renders the weapons of opponents useless’

Author Perumal Murugan spoke on silence as a tool, TM Krishna, and his role as a teacher, at The Indian Express’s inaugural readers’ club session

‘Disagreement is a sign of right upbringing,’ says Smriti Irani at book launch

Union minister Smriti Irani spoke about being a guilt-free working mother at a book launch.

Documentary about a farmer, whose story is emblematic of Uttarakhand’s ‘ghost villages’, is going to the Oscars

The win at the “Oscar qualifying” festival has ensured the film a direct entry into the 92nd Academy Awards, to be held in 2020.

‘Indian magic history hasn’t been fully explored’

Australian author John Zubrzycki on his book Jadoowallahs, Jugglers and Jinns, decoding Indian magic and why times are depressing for magicians

‘Migrant domestic workers are like air’: Xyza Cruz Bacani

Magnum Fellow and domestic worker-turned-street photographer Xyza Cruz Bacani on documenting migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong

Karan Singh: ‘Forcing one to chant Jai Shri Ram an insult to Hinduism’

Referring to the Tabrez Ansari incident, he asked, “Is this Hinduism?... I’m a Raghuvanshi, Shri Ram was a compassionate God. Real Hinduism embraces, builds bridges, does not create wars.”

Bhutanese folk artiste Kheng Sonam Dorji on preserving his musical past

Bhutanese folk artiste Kheng Sonam Dorji, who was into contemporary music in his younger days, says the influx of Western music has led to the decline of traditional music.

Notes from Bhutan

The three-day festival, organised by Jaipur-based Siyahi in association with India-Bhutan Foundation, started with Queen Mother Her Majesty Arshi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, 64, sharing an endearing story about her father

‘Tamil film industry should watch Baaram first before deciding its worthiness’

Priya Krishnaswamy’s stark film on the murder of the elderly by their own has won a National Award. The filmmaker on old age, controversies and the road ahead

Bhutan’s literary festival, Mountain Echoes, turns 10

Eighty writers, cultural and spiritual icons will deliberate on “Many Lives: Many Stories” — with tales of a traveller, a spiritual leader, a celebrated river, a civilisation, a venerated mountain, the life of a jungle, of a migratory bird and tracking the Bhutanese national animal Taikin, among others.

The eye in the sky: Hindi films’ paeans to love, desire and beauty with that familiar motif

The moon sets the mood, whether it’s in the playful 'Khoya khoya chand' (Kala Bazar, 1960), with Dev Anand gallivanting about, or the staid 'Yeh raat, yeh chandni phir kahan' (Jaal, 1952).

Odisha’s ancient art of Pattachitra struggles to find its feet after Cyclone Fani

In the wake of Cyclone Fani, the art community comes to the rescue of Raghurajpur’s pattachitra artists.

Depth of field

Cinematographer Modhura Palit, who won an award at the Cannes Film Festival last month, on breaking into a male bastion.

The Bus Stops Here

Aabhaasam, Jubith Namradath’s Malayalam debut feature on democracy and gender norms, steered a discussion on the #MeToo movement post the film’s screening at the 14th Habitat Film Festival.

‘Violence is created in the head’

Short-film director Sandeep A Varma brings his English short about Islamophobia to the 14th Habitat Film Festival in Delhi.

Our movies speak of our attitude: Kumbalangi Nights director Madhu C Narayanan

Madhu C Narayanan on his debut Malayalam feature Kumbalangi Nights, mentor Aashiq Abu and the #MeToo movement.