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We had much more freedom, there was nothing to lose: Arpita Singh

November 15, 2015 12:00:56 am

Artist Arpita Singh on her new solo, the constant changes in her oeuvre and being inspired by an empty box of Brooke Bond Red Label tea.

Equestrian Charm

November 10, 2015 6:15:22 am

The Hermès Horse exhibition offers a peek at the century-old history and culture of the French brand through its first-ever client — the horse.

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Touching Bass

November 10, 2015 6:14:10 am

Yossi Fine, one of the world’s foremost bassists, on playing at the Jodhpur RIFF, discovering his Indian roots, and being called ‘the Jimi Hendrix of bass guitar’

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Travel writer couple at Literati 2015 — Chandigarh Tourism needs to look beyond Le Corbusier: The Gantzers

November 9, 2015 1:53:06 am

The Gantzers are a sprightly couple with wheels on their heels, visiting places both national and international and writing about their experiences.

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Band, Baaja, Bloodshed

November 9, 2015 5:40:50 am

New play Seekh Kabab revisits the 1984 massacre — with a mashup of stand-up comedy, sex jokes and peppy music.

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Stories from the Frontline

November 9, 2015 12:03:41 am

Two photographers brought the human side of Palestine into focus at the Delhi Photo Festival

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Hollywood wants me to make a certain kind of movie: Ava DuVernay

November 9, 2015 5:41:45 am

Director Ava DuVernay, who headed the recent Mumbai Film Festival’s International Competition jury, talks about ‘women of colour’ in filmmaking.

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Not Just Ramnagar and Sitapur: Tracking Ram’s journey

November 10, 2015 12:09:47 pm

Ram’s journey from Ayodhya to Rameshwaram and beyond.

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Our many Ramayanas: India’s leaders have reimagined Ram according to their political ideology

November 10, 2015 12:52:33 pm

A militant god or one who never steps out of the circle of rules? An upholder of caste or the ideal king?

Our many Ramayanas: Writer Subhadra Sengupta on the Ramayana trail and its many offerings

November 10, 2015 12:51:27 pm

Every place that is said to have been blessed by the presence of Ram finds its place in the pilgrimage circuit in India.

Our many Ramayanas: Feminist writer Sarah Joseph and her son Vinaykumar KJ retell the epic

November 10, 2015 12:42:57 pm

While Joseph looks at the Ramayana from a subaltern perspective, her son’s retellings are an “internal exploration”.

No exaggerations: The truth behind what happened in the Ramayana

November 10, 2015 5:01:54 pm

In keeping with their religion’s emphasis on reason and non-violence, the Jain Ramayana features vanaras who are not monkeys and Ram as the warrior who eventually forsakes the battlefield.

Mappila Ramayanam: Setting India’s most ancient epic in a Malabari Muslim milieu

November 10, 2015 12:07:21 pm

Many Ramayana storytellers come from Muslim communities. The Mappila Ramayanam, coming from the folk song tradition of the Malabari Muslims or Mappilas, is an example of how the epic has crossed cultural boundaries.

Our many Ramayanas: The Sunday mythology club

November 10, 2015 11:53:30 am

In 1986, Doordarshan broke with tradition to cast a mythological religious drama. Television was never the same after Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan.

Our many Ramayanas: The thin line that separates man from divinity

November 10, 2015 12:40:41 pm

A poet looks back on how the Ramayana shaped his life and taught him about the thin line that separates humankind from the divine.

Yakub’s Ramayana: A Muslim artisan and his rendition of the classic

November 10, 2015 12:37:29 pm

For centuries, Muslim patuas spread across several districts of West Bengal have retold the epic through songs and scrolls.

Our many Ramayanas: Where Ravan is the good guy

November 10, 2015 12:39:48 pm

A tiny clan in Jodhpur claims a blood link to the arch-villain and mourns his incineration every Dussehra.

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Working the Soil

November 7, 2015 4:54:29 am

An ongoing exhibition traces the genesis and evolution of Santiniketan through the work of its four principal artists

Ramayana Special: This god is yours, this god is mine

November 10, 2015 12:38:29 pm

The patron of akharas, deeply loved by children, Hanuman once belonged to everyone. A filmmaker remembers the joy the Ram-bhakt brought to his childhood.

‘Delhi, I Love You’: This video shows you why Dilliwalas love the city

November 4, 2015 7:49:51 pm

The DILY team travelled across the city for two weeks and discovered a Delhi of unspoken stories and overlooked realities.

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Hidden Power

November 4, 2015 6:26:20 am

Vidyottama, a fictional play on the wife of Kalidas, establishes the rights of a woman in the home and marriage.

Different people react to an artwork differently: Subodh Gupta

November 4, 2015 6:22:44 am

Artist Subodh Gupta speaks about his new work When Soak Becomes Spill, turning down MF Husain’s offer and following the Bihar elections.

A Tenor Supreme: Scottish saxophonist & quartet jazz it up at the Jodhpur RIFF

November 3, 2015 12:22:41 pm

Scottish saxophonist Brian Molley and his quartet serve up contemporary jazz with a Latin infusion.

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Jury Duty for Pi

November 2, 2015 5:47:11 am

A juror at the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, actor Suraj Sharma, talks of studying filmmaking, acting during holidays and being broke.

Past as Present: Christie’s sale has a new section on classical Indian art

November 1, 2015 12:41:04 pm

In its third edition, Christie's India sale will offer classical artwork and antiques for the first time.