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No tequila in a world without bats

May 31, 2020 8:00:50 pm

Unfairly blamed for spreading COVID-19, bats are the world’s best pollinators and a vital part of our ecosystem

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Nothing can match the magic of cinema halls: Shoojit Sircar

May 31, 2020 12:13:01 pm

The filmmaker on on releasing his new film Gulabo Sitabo on a streaming platform, setting it in Lucknow and how the pandemic will affect the film business.

Is Hollywood finally accepting women of colour as leads in high school dramas?

May 31, 2020 6:45:46 am

High school coming-of-age tales like The MisEducation of Bindu and The Half of It feature non-white female protagonists.

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Mindy Kaling: ‘I never saw any minority actors play lead characters in a high school movie’

May 31, 2020 6:40:54 am

The actor-producer talks about creating a credible Indian-American teenager to play the lead in her new show, Never Have I Ever

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The lockdown may ruin our protected areas and forests

May 31, 2020 8:00:59 pm

With COVID-19 lurking around, its pretty much open season for miners, dam builders and other industries.

How the 1896 plague epidemic shaped Mumbai

How the 1896 plague epidemic shaped Mumbai

May 31, 2020 8:00:48 pm

Over a century later, the stories of the time - from a migrant exodus to sweeping state powers - have an uncanny resonance to its ongoing battle with COVID-19.

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Can we catch up with Mother Nature?

May 24, 2020 11:10:05 am

Historian Peter Frankopan on how plagues reset social relations and why this pandemic reveals a dangerous lack of global cooperation.

How actor-comic Danish Sait uses aatmanirbhar props to make people laugh

May 24, 2020 5:45:48 pm

The baby-faced actor has been morphing into an ensemble cast of characters, who pop up in his immensely popular short videos to chat about lockdown blues.

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Martin Scorsese writes: ‘Satyajit Ray’s artistry, filmmaking took my breath away’

May 24, 2020 11:21:25 am

Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese writes about the intimate image of India that Satyajit Ray’s films presented to the world

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Satyajit Ray’s actors remember his genius

May 24, 2020 11:23:37 am

From his innate understanding of his cast’s abilities to his mastery over all aspects of cinema, actors on what made the filmmaker one of the greatest of all time

'Ray's women had agency. He wanted to capture the half shades, the hardly audible notes in them'

‘Ray’s women had agency. He wanted to capture the half shades, the hardly audible notes in them’

May 24, 2020 11:26:01 am

As the celebrations for Satyajit Ray’s centenary year begin, contemporaries remember the breadth of the auteur’s genius. First up, actor Sharmila Tagore writes a tribute to the women in his films — feminists with the right to choice, sexual and intellectual freedom in a patriarchal world

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Ray was possessive of me, like a father is of his son: Soumitra Chatterjee

May 26, 2020 9:23:20 pm

Soumitra Chatterjee, 85, has worked with Satyajit Ray in 14 feature films and two shorts. This is considered to be one of the most enduring artistic collaborations in the history of contemporary cinema. In his six decade long career, Chatterjee has worked with several other renowned directors including Tapan Sinha and Mrinal Sen. However, it's Ray who has played an important part in shaping the legendary actor's sense and sensibilities.

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Sunday Long Reads: Of consent, lockdown, migrants, art, books, nature, and more

May 17, 2020 1:12:36 pm

Here is your Sunday reading list

What will happen to our rights in the new normal?

May 17, 2020 7:00:01 am

The digital is going to become a lever by which people are going to be laid off, their jobs replaced by automation.

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The small but Kaleidoscopic world of insects

May 17, 2020 6:40:45 am

Peer into a water drop and see the whole world suspended inside it. Or, spiders’ webs strung like strings of pearls on the foliage on dewy mornings.

The importance of art in the age of coronavirus

May 17, 2020 2:09:21 pm

Studies have shown that viewing a painting, listening to music or watching a performance strengthen learning, reduce anxiety and heal trauma.

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Ruskin Bond on simple living in complicated times

May 19, 2020 11:12:54 am

"Maybe people will get a chance to discover themselves in this enforced solitude, to become more thoughtful because we can’t rush around as we used to"

How citizens are helping migrants stranded by the coronavirus lockdown

How citizens are helping migrants stranded by the coronavirus lockdown

May 19, 2020 11:31:52 am

By pitching into the crisis, the volunteers have felt the scale of deprivation acutely.