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Sunday Long Reads: Anti-CAA stir, Akbar Padamsee, cinema and more

January 12, 2020 2:32:45 pm

A witty friend and a generous mentor, Akbar Padamsee was an artist who merged philosophy, aesthetics in his work.

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In Other Worlds

January 12, 2020 6:37:57 am

An Englishman in Bangkok, Lawrence Osborne's dark, stylish novels have earned him parallels with Graham Greene - the comparison fits, in more ways than one.

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Truth Be Told

January 12, 2020 8:49:18 am

Let’s talk about politics.

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The Landscapes of Craft

January 12, 2020 8:49:11 am

Robert Macfarlane and the generosity of nature writing.

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The University That Built Me

January 12, 2020 8:49:07 am

At Jawaharlal Nehru University, I learned to shed my many layers of privilege and realised that there is nothing apolitical about life.

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Poetry and songs have become the soul of the nation-wide protests against the new citizenship law

January 12, 2020 2:30:08 pm

With the republic preparing to celebrate its 71st year, citizens of all ages, led by the young, are singing Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s Hum dekhenge, Habib Jalib’s Dastoor and Rahat Indori’s Kisi ke baap ka Hindustan thodi hai.

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Writers at Liberty

January 13, 2020 2:47:15 pm

From writers and publishers to festival organisers, the literary community is rallying behind those protesting the new citizenship law and the rupture in civil liberties.

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Working On Faith

January 12, 2020 6:08:00 am

Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles on making The Two Popes and his instinctive cinematic language.

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The Artist in Every Shade

January 12, 2020 10:02:10 am

Ever the cerebral experimenter, Akbar Padamsee’s artistic vision grew over several phases

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It feels like I’ve known Akbar forever, says Krishen Khanna

January 12, 2020 8:04:41 am

The 94-year-old artist, the last of the Progressives, remembers his friend

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Lines of Beauty

January 12, 2020 8:04:29 am

A wonderful teacher, a witty friend and a generous mentor, Akbar Padamsee was an artist who merged philosophy and aesthetics in his work to remarkable ends.

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We have become a country of walls and barricades, where only a certain kind of people are allowed

January 12, 2020 8:04:50 am

Building Blocks: A look at public spaces built after 1947

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Voices in the Wilderness

January 12, 2020 9:14:01 am

Forest stalwarts remain unsung; we need to acknowledge what they do.

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The horror film shrugs off its B-movie tag, as filmmakers spike the genre with subversion and reality

January 12, 2020 2:27:21 pm

Be Afraid: For years, the mandate of entertainment has held back Indian filmmakers from darker tales. Horror films, especially, were long dismissed as B-grade, sleazy movies. That’s changing.

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For close to two centuries, this bakery in Kolkata has been serving up goodies from its wood-fired oven

January 12, 2020 8:49:24 am

Odds and Oven: In a city where there is a slice of history in every street, it is easy to miss the bakery’s unassuming exteriors, and then dismiss the modest establishment, lit up by fluorescent tube lights.

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Sunday Long Reads: The Deepika Padukone interview, winter and anti-CAA posters

January 5, 2020 10:38:55 am

Deepika Padukone on Chhapaak, Shane Nigam on depression and anti-CAA posters. Read the Sunday Eye to read more.

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Grey is the Colour of Ash

January 5, 2020 6:31:57 am

Manjit Bawa’s 1984, in which the artist put the horrors of the anti-Sikh riots squarely on canvas, will be exhibited for the first time next week

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‘I don’t want to do something just for the heck of it’: Deepika Padukone

January 5, 2020 12:45:33 pm

Actor Deepika Padukone on equal opportunity, challenging herself with every project and playing an acid attack survivor in her upcoming movie, Chhapaak.

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Bringing the World Home

January 5, 2020 10:26:27 am

Keeping a dog or cat as a pet needs to be made mandatory. When my sisters and I arm-twisted our parents into getting us our first dog, we had no idea what we were getting into, but it changed our lives forever.

It’s Sweeter in the Cold

January 5, 2020 6:30:31 am

Delectable halwas make bitter winters more bearable.