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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

How Begum Akhtar once rode the vintage Minerva which won at global Concours Virtual 2020

July 26, 2020 9:12:14 am

Owner Diljeet Titus speaks of the regal past of the 1933 Minerva Type AL, one of the only nine Minerva cars surviving today, that won by People's Vote this week


Why snails have a complicated courtship

July 19, 2020 6:40:12 am

The mating behaviour of snails is all about slow-burn romance

Why the policeman in Hindi films needs a makeover

Why the policeman in Hindi films needs a makeover

July 19, 2020 5:50:58 pm

The time for a humane, enlightened cop, in and out of the movies, is here: is there a real-life example that the reel can borrow from? It is time to take a knee.

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Saroj Khan was clearly the leader of the pack: Dayanita Singh

July 12, 2020 9:53:35 am

The artist remembers the three weeks she spent on film sets with the late choreographer.

How our experiences of life, love and food make us who we are

July 12, 2020 10:13:58 am

Michelin Star-winning chef Suvir saran on asking questions and finding our way back to ourselves.

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Why we should listen to the many sounds of nature

July 12, 2020 7:15:59 am

All too soon, the noises of human development will drown out the birdsong

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How song and dance made love and desire visible on screen

July 12, 2020 1:18:07 pm

Writer and filmmaker Paromita Vohra on Saroj Khan’s role in bridging different styles and eras of Hindi film dance

Emma is a fun and exuberant retelling of a classic

July 12, 2020 6:45:59 am

By the end of Autumn de Wilde’s film, we move from exasperation to fondness, and that’s pretty much the path that author Jane Austen had set us on

Sohrab Hura: ‘It is important to constantly question my position in whatever I do’

July 12, 2020 10:08:58 am

The photographer, who is Magnum Photos’ first Indian full voting member on the responsibilities that come with using a camera

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What does it take to survive as an outsider in Bollywood?

July 12, 2020 1:04:32 pm

Even if you find a way into the super exclusive club that is the Hindi film industry, surviving and succeeding demands smart strategising and hustling.

Anita Roy: ‘Children’s publishing in India today is a necessary spectrum of books that keep it real and those that keep it fantastic’

July 5, 2020 7:00:51 am

The writer on her debut YA novel Gravepyres School for the Recently Deceased, and why the ongoing ecological catastrophe stems from our inability to face up to being mortal.

Why the animal kingdom is no different – when dating and mating

July 5, 2020 6:50:30 am

While some might take their girls up to their palatial penthouse apartments others with biceps, like bull elephants in musth, bash up anyone who goes near their chosen one.

How a new biography draws on the enigma and shadow lines of M Karunanidhi

July 5, 2020 5:45:52 pm

Was he a social radical till the end, or did he lose his way? Karunanidhi: The Definitive Biography seeks to demystify the politician.

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Why the Sundarbans has unwavering faith in Bon Bibi — a forest deity with a stage presence

July 5, 2020 2:22:12 pm

What a centuries-old folk theatre form, Bon Bibi'r Palagaan, unique to the Sundarban islands in West Bengal tells us about human fragility, survival and surrender in the tide country.

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How dating apps are booming as ideas of romance and intimacy evolve to meet the pandemic’s challenges

July 5, 2020 6:23:56 pm

Dating is now serious business since one is essentially choosing an apocalypse partner -- couples who have survived the worst together


Why fifty years after the split the Beatles still are the original rock stars

July 5, 2020 5:45:51 pm

From expression of protest against racism to songs stitched up from news reports, and invoking common people in their music by talking about their names, hopes and hopelessness -- their songs have the ability to speak to Everyman

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Two Indian films around border make heads turn at Cannes

June 28, 2020 10:19:17 am

A border demarcates. It also seams two Indian WIP projects – Dostojee and The Borderlands – presented as part of ‘Goes to Cannes’ at the prestigious film festival

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Anvita Dutt on why Bulbbul is a feminist “fairy tale”

June 28, 2020 11:04:48 am

The lyricist and screenwriter talks about the making of her directorial debut and why the “female gaze” isn’t restricted to women

Why, after 40 years, I still miss the sea

June 28, 2020 12:52:54 pm

A beach gives you a sense of freedom unlike any other landscape and in these corona-riddled times, especially, it seems like an ideal place to escape to.

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Meet Farrukh Jaffer, the 88 year old from Lucknow behind Gulabo Sitabo’s Fatto Bi

June 28, 2020 6:30:53 am

The actor, one of the first female voices of AIR Lucknow, talks about her love for the camera

Never Rarely Sometimes Always shows what it’s like to be a woman in a man’s world

June 28, 2020 8:39:46 am

Eliza Hittman’s film uses an unwanted teenage pregnancy to tell a bigger story.