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TM Krishna: “Artistes are committing suicide due to a lack of income”

June 28, 2020 6:20:06 am

The Carnatic musician and author on the need for a programme similar to NREGA for the art community to help them tide over economic hardship due to COVID-19

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Conversations with Adoor Gopalakrishnan

June 28, 2020 11:52:19 am

As the filmmaker steps into his 80th year, a look at what goes into the making of his movies

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How to have a healthy relationship with spiders

June 21, 2020 10:02:41 am

There’s no need to scream every time you see one of these remarkable creatures

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It was a golden opportunity to represent the transgender community, says Manipur’s Mairembam Ronaldo Singh

June 21, 2020 10:51:57 am

A Manipuri teenager on facing the camera for the first time for the web-series Paatal Lok.

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How will Covid-19 change our cities?

June 21, 2020 4:29:23 pm

The pandemic and lockdowns to tackle it have raised many questions about the future of urban living.

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When a langur lived and died in quarantine

June 15, 2020 9:52:57 am

Long before COVID-19 made it a household term, a first brush with quarantine of a different sort

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Sunday Long Reads: Of art and dissent, protests, pandemic, books, nature, love, and more

June 14, 2020 12:25:28 pm

Here is your Sunday reading list

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George Floyd protests: Could this be the moment of reckoning for leaderless movements?

June 15, 2020 2:22:18 pm

As protests against the African-American's killing spread across the US, in India -- where the Shaheen Bagh model ousted the older model of a people led by a torchbearer -- was the horizontal nature of such a movement a strength or a weakness?

Why munias are real charmers

June 14, 2020 9:52:05 am

Let their expressive eyes and affectionate nature tell you.

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How deep is your love

June 14, 2020 6:30:35 am

Like the novel, the screen adaptation of Normal People is a warts-and-all look at first love.

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Ai Weiwei: ‘This is a battle about the future’

June 14, 2020 7:10:43 pm

In an exclusive interview, the Chinese contemporary artist and dissident talks about how the pandemic has strengthened state powers, why the West struggles to understand China and how he lost his voice in solitary confinement

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As a filmmaker, I feel responsible to tell certain kinds of stories: Director Prashant Nair

June 14, 2020 11:30:39 am

Prashant Nair on addressing systemic inequalities through his films and finding inspiration in Nehru’s most famous speech for his latest offering, Tryst with Destiny.

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Sunday Long Reads: Of art, the legacy of Basu Chatterjee, food, insects, books, and more

June 7, 2020 12:33:39 pm

Here is your Sunday reading list

‘Equality scares those who see themselves having the most to lose’

June 7, 2020 10:28:20 am

In her first novel for adults, The Mercies, children’s writer Kiran Millwood Hargrave examines women’s struggle against patriarchy through the prism of an infamous 17th century witch-hunt

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How past pandemics like the Black Death painted loss and suffering across canvas

June 7, 2020 10:08:47 am

As Edvard Munch’s work has gone viral a century later with the COVID-19: shutdown, to make sense of today, here's a look at artworks -- Western and Indian -- that drew on diseases.

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Locusts aside, have you met infiltrator wasp? 

June 7, 2020 9:37:14 am

Wasps can be unreasonably belligerent, besides having nasty baby-rearing techniques.  

Can the world learn from the Indian practice of reservation?

June 7, 2020 10:26:14 am

In his new book, Capital and Ideology, Thomas Piketty examines a trajectory of inequality in the world, with an optimistic suggestion on how to realise a better future for all.

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Is food always on the mind of a chef?

June 7, 2020 6:21:17 am

Michelin-starred chef Suvir Saran on his new book -- not a cookbook -- and his journey into the business of food.

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‘Basuda didn’t get his due’: Amol Palekar

June 7, 2020 6:15:20 am

The Rajnigandha actor, who helmed six Basu Chatterjee films, on his bond with the filmmaker, who passed away this week, and why Chatterjee's work will remain immortal

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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