The writer is a lyricist, screenwriter and CEO of McCann, India
When a genuine piece of art emerges from the very being of the artist, its tide is unabated by box office fate or balance-sheet boundaries, free of the arithmetic of commerce. However, content that is created with the overarching principle of profit maximisation needs to be seen in its own context.
The premise of ‘post-truth’ seems to be that emotions and beliefs have become more important and facts have taken a back seat. But hasn’t it always been so?
Today’s elite unease comes from having had little exposure to other kinds of thought and life.
Bob Dylan speaks to both the high brow and the ordinary folk. Labels should not limit art or sequester it.
To make an informed, sensitive choice, we need to look at it from many vantage points.
VS Naipaul who passed away on Saturday (August 11) occupied a rather curious place. Never the one to mince words, Naipaul had often been scathing not only against his peers but also against the place he belonged to.