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November 4, 2018 6:00:16 am

A Kannada poet-activist Du Saraswathi sings of a Sita who doesn’t die, she lives on to create life. “Why should Sita die? Life is precious and beautiful. It should be used to create more life. And that is why Sita is important,” says Saraswathi.

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November 4, 2018 6:00:14 am

If Sita was born today, I would be singing her differently. The Sita of today is different from the Sita that once was. It presents an opportunity to rewrite, look at the poetry with new perspective and reinterpret a complex, nuanced character.

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November 4, 2018 6:00:10 am

In which WhatsApp Uncle lectures his family on the true dharma of Sita maiyya.

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November 4, 2018 6:00:04 am

As we hear the voices of Sitas emerge from below the earth around us at last, it might be a moment of shift in history.

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November 4, 2018 5:00:19 am

Robert Baden-Powell’s accounts of his life in India are marked by a blistering honesty.

Ziauddin Sardar, Dilip Kumar, Guru Dutt Ziauddin Sardar, Hafeez Jalandhari, Mir Qadri, Muhammad Iqbal, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Bulleh Shah, Waris Shah, Chaand Gahan, A Chronicle of The Peacocks, plethora of Ramayanas, indian express, indian express news
October 28, 2018 6:00:59 am

We live in complex, interconnected and chaotic times. A true appreciation of desi-ness is probably the only way we can navigate our way through it.

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October 28, 2018 6:00:55 am

It is easy to hijack hashtags by coupling them with others. It is equally easy to make hashtags die.

Romeo and Juliet, Prayagraj, Allahabad, Nirala, Firaq Gorakhpuri, Mahadevi Varma, Hariprasad Chaurasia, Sukhdev Prasad Bismil Ilahabadi, Triveni, Ganga, Jamna, Yamuna, Lucknow, indian express, indian express news
October 28, 2018 6:00:51 am

History is a people, a sensibility. It cannot be obliterated by fiat.

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October 28, 2018 3:10:00 pm

Radhika Apte has had a busy year. Here, she talks about trolls and harassment, on becoming an actor and doing world cinema.

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October 28, 2018 6:00:41 am

There’s a certain kind of drama about Delhi’s Intach headquarters.

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October 28, 2018 6:00:40 am

The walls that separate us from our less privileged neighbours are getting higher every day. Yet, all it takes is a crack in the wall for the light to get in.

Monsters, Inc. (2001); A Bug’s Life (1998); Ratatouille (2007); The Incredibles (2004), Sanjay Patel’s Ramayana: Divine Loophole (2010, Chronicle Books, Arshia Sattar, Ramayana for Children, Bulbul Sharma, Samhita Arni and Moyna Chitrakar, indian express, indian express news
October 28, 2018 6:00:28 am

Perhaps, what makes an epic timeless is the way it can be looked at anew with each retelling. This week, we take a look at the many interpretations of Ramayana for children.

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October 28, 2018 6:00:26 am

This Old Delhi shop has been banking on khurchan, a sweet made with milk scrapings, for over a century.

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October 28, 2018 6:00:26 am

Don’t whine if you spot no big cats, there’ll always be something to see on a nature ramble.

The Sound Man, documentary, Mangesh Desai, Subash Sahoo, ramesh sippy, award winning sound designer Resul Pookutty, MAMI film festival, indian express, indian express news
October 28, 2018 6:00:22 am

A docu-feature tips the hat to sound re-recordist Mangesh Desai, who spun magic in the studio.

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October 28, 2018 6:00:18 am

Opening up 29 islands in the Andaman and Nicobar archipelago to tourism will not only put at risk its tribals and delicate ecological balance but also the tourists.

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October 28, 2018 6:00:14 am

The story of her courage is now the subject of a film. But the stardust won’t fall on Laxmi Agarwal or other acid-attack survivors like her. In the absence of state support, they remain vulnerable like before.

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October 28, 2018 6:00:12 am

For a few months in a year, residents of a Karnataka village step out of their lives and turn into actors of Ninasam’s amateur theatre group.

India, Allahabad, Nehru, University of Allahabad, Anand Bhawan, Prayagraj, Emperor Akbar, Mughal emperor, Prayag, Mughal chroniclers, Ganga, Yamuna, Rig Veda, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Hiuen Tsang, Alexander Cunningham, Abdul Qadir Badauni, Muntakhabut Tawarikh, indian express, indian express news
October 28, 2018 6:00:12 am

Akbar did not rename a holy site, but convinced of its sanctity, he imagined a city — for all faiths.

English, William Wordsworth, Romantic poetry, The Solitary Reaper, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Cambridge University, Allahabad, England, WB Yeats, All India Radio, Bombay University, DH Lawrence, James Joyce, Amrita Sher-Gil, indian express, indian express news
October 28, 2018 6:00:08 am

Allahabad University was a mirror of the provinciality that existed outside its walls. But sometimes, it could surprise you with its originality of thought and talent.

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