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Documentary about a farmer, whose story is emblematic of Uttarakhand’s ‘ghost villages’, is going to the Oscars
Sun, Oct 06, 2019

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’
Tue, Sep 24, 2019

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
Tue, Sep 17, 2019

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’
Fri, Sep 13, 2019

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
Mon, Sep 09, 2019

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
Fri, Aug 30, 2019

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’
Sun, Aug 25, 2019

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
Mon, Aug 19, 2019

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
Mon, Jul 22, 2019

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
Sun, Jun 23, 2019

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

Depth of field
Sun, Jun 23, 2019

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

The Bus Stops Here
Mon, May 27, 2019

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’
Wed, May 22, 2019

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
Mon, May 20, 2019

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

Musician-filmmaker Wanphrang K Diengdoh’s debut feature, Lorni – The Flaneur, stars actor Adil Hussain
Thu, May 16, 2019

Actor Adil Hussain's first Khasi film, and musician-filmmaker Wanphrang K Diengdoh's debut feature, Lorni — The Flaneur, will be screened at the 14th Habitat Film Festival in Delhi.

The story of India is the story of evolution: Sohail Hashmi
Tue, Apr 23, 2019

History buff Sohail Hashmi seeks to revisit Hindostan through a YouTube series.

All the World’s a Stage: An exhibition gauges sociopolitical realities through diverse narratives and mental maps
Thu, Apr 04, 2019

A red, threadlike line, standing for the marginalised subaltern, cuts through the landscape of hierarchical practices in Om Soorya’s triptych Thin Red Line. Hazara artist Khadim Ali and Pakistan’s Waseem Ahmed employ traditional miniature styles to speak of war and conflict.

Literature, Left & Lost Compassion
Mon, Apr 01, 2019

The main characters of his novel, Lord Spider and JL Pillai, are an attempt at changing “the ideas about patriotism, love, compassion — all the things we take for granted,” Zacharia says.

Ramachandra Guha: Mahatma Gandhi mediocre student, but greatest since Buddha to get his works together
Wed, Mar 13, 2019

Guha also recounted that while Muhammad Ali Jinnah sounded like a “phonograph record, possessed by a complete certitude, Gandhi believed in dialogue and was open to change”.

Still Got the Blues
Mon, Mar 11, 2019

SAD isn’t just an emotion, for some Mumbaikars it is a way of life — a new short film explores.

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