S Hareesh, Meesha, S Hareesh Meesha, S Hareesh books, S Hareesh work
September 2, 2018 9:10:23 am

S Hareesh on his new novel, its central character and why he wants it to have a different kind of life.

Ramayana, CP Satyajit Dhananjayan, Kaikeyi, King Dashrath, Shantha Dhananjayan, Vannadil Pudiyaveettil Dhananjayan, Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kaushalya Reddy, Uday and Amala Shankar, Sita-Rama Katha, indian express, indian express news
September 2, 2018 6:00:58 am

The Dhananjayans on dancing together for 65 years, guru Rukmini Devi Arundale, casting dancer Akram Khan as Mowgli, and experimenting with mediums.

Dongri, Mumbai, Roshan Bakery and Restaurant, Farookh’s father Khodayar, Mazgaon-Byculla stretch, bakeries, indian express, indian express news
September 2, 2018 6:00:54 am

A hundred-year-old bakery and restaurant lives up to its legacy in Mumbai.

turtles, tortoises, mongooses, pangolin, illegal killing, China, trafficking, animal rights, protection, indian express, indian express news
September 2, 2018 6:00:49 am

The poaching of small animals, especially pangolins, isn’t talked about as much as they should be.

Mumbai Udupi restaurants, Udupi district, Udupi restaurant
September 2, 2018 6:00:45 am

Table for All: Legend has it that the story of the Udupis began in the 1920s when a young boy migrated to Mumbai from his coastal village in Karnataka. Rama Nayak was 11 at the time.

books, gifting, College Street in Kolkata, The Act Of Love, Salman Rushdie, The God Of Small Things, Vikram Seth, indian express, indian express news
September 2, 2018 6:00:41 am

Gifting books offers an intimacy that is beyond the immediacy of the words within its pages.

Adventures of Tom Sawyer, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Hatchet, Lord of the Flies, indian express, indian express news
September 2, 2018 6:00:26 am

This week, on lesser-known books on adventure.

Leetul Gogoi, CM Shri Mahant Yogi Adityanath, Shri Ajay Singh Bisht, Gorakhpur, Srinagars, swastik, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, indian express, indian express news
September 2, 2018 9:31:39 am

WhatsApp Uncle asks, why a big fuss over a Leetul matter? Isn’t an army officer human? Doesn’t he need company?

Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Enid Blyton book, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
September 2, 2018 6:00:16 am

Unlike other toy trains, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway is on a slow but sure track.

Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, Jharkhand Moubhandar, Hindustan Copper Ltd, Moubhandar Works Hospital, St Joseph’s Convent High School, Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar, The Mysterious Ailment of Rupi Baskey, Ranchi, Children’s Book Trust (CBT), Pauranik Kathayein, Chacha Chaudhary, Nagraj, Billoo, Pinki, Super Commando Dhruva, Archie, Betty and Veronica, Fighter Toads, indian express, indian express news
September 2, 2018 6:00:12 am

Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar on his first children’s book and why the withdrawal of his suspension brings relief, not vindication. His book is titled Jwala Kumar and the Gift of Fire: Adventures in Champakbagh (Talking Cub).

Camera, Crazy Frog, Axel F, Axel Foley’s theme song in Beverly Hills Cop
September 2, 2018 6:00:12 am

Perhaps, popular fiction and sci-fi films should show how political systems and not the many cameras that surveil society is the enemy.

shahid kapoor, vishal bharadwaj, imitiaz ali, udta punjab, haider, batti gul, paternity leave, indian express, indian express news
September 2, 2018 9:35:42 am

Shahid Kapoor talks about his upcoming film, Batti Gul Meter Chalu, the need to constantly adapt and how these are trying times for an actor.

mosques, jama masjid, babri masjid, hindu rashtra, bohra muslim, cultural diversity, vigilante attacks, indian express, indian express news
September 2, 2018 12:54:43 pm

In contemporary India, exclusion is hot, inclusion is not. But this land belongs as much to the Improper Indian as to the Proper Indian. The Indian identity is a constricting straitjacket rather than a comforting blanket.

S Hareesh, Meesha, S Hareesh Meesha, S Hareesh books, S Hareesh work
September 2, 2018 9:09:20 am

Malayalam author S Hareesh’s debut novel Meesha, that evoked calls for a ban, is a multilayered work that weaves in the many histories — social, ecological, economic and political — of Kuttanad in Kerala.

VS Naipaul, Oxford, BBC, Booker Prize, Commonwealth, England, An Area of Darkness, Winner of the Nobel Prize, UK’s Conservative, indian express, indian express news
August 26, 2018 6:00:55 am

One of VS Naipaul’s enduring legacies will be for us to push back against his assumptions and make space for new forms and new voices in our literary discourse.

Spotify, Google Home, Google, Google Assistant, Hello Google, digital native, digital media, indian express, indian express news
August 26, 2018 6:00:52 am

Google’s home assistant can make you feel deceptively God-like as it listens to every command of yours. It is a device that never sleeps, and always listens, waiting for a voice to utter “Ok Google” to jump into life.

Gali Guleiyan, Mumbai Film Festival, Dipesh Jain, Los Angeles, Aligarh, Budhia Singh: Born to Run, Rukh, Old Delhi, indian express, indian express news
August 26, 2018 6:41:18 am

Manoj Bajpayee on his forthcoming film, Gali Guleiyan, and how Satya shaped the course of Hindi cinema. "This is a movie which matters a lot to me, and I have worked on it knowing well that it’s going to take a lot out of me as an actor and an individual," said Bajpayee.

actor Tanmay Dhanania, UK’s popular TV dramas, Tanmay Dhanania Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
August 26, 2018 6:00:36 am

From playing an Indian on some of UK’s popular TV dramas to portraying unusual characters in the Indian indie circuit, actor Tanmay Dhanania charts an atypical career path in the industry.

Sunday eye, eye stories, marine drive, mumbai travel, mumbai news, indian express, indian express news
August 26, 2018 6:00:20 am

Thinking of urban nature excursions? Shore walks in Mumbai can also be a good way to see gems the retreating tides leave behind.

MV Dhurandhar, MV Dhurandhar’s artistic legacy, Mumbai exhibition MV Dhurandhar, Mumbai’s Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Album series, Tanaji's Vow from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Album series, indian express
August 26, 2018 6:00:19 am

A Mumbai exhibition hopes to start a much-needed reassessment of MV Dhurandhar’s artistic legacy.

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