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In his latest film, Kireet Khurana presents telling tales of India’s poor and homeless

June 18, 2020 8:01:46 pm

It doesn’t cost a lot to rehabilitate the homeless, says the director-animator Kireet Khurana who is out with his latest film, Ek Koshish.

Gulabo Sitabo tells you worth of old age is more than we can gauge

June 18, 2020 2:24:51 pm

Based on the legend of Gulabo-Sitabo — two warring sisters-in-law — the film has almost literal stand-ins: a landlord and a tenant. Mirza (Amitabh Bachchan), and Baankey (Ayushmann Khurrana) are perpetually at loggerheads over the mansion.

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Remembering K Damodaran, the artist

June 16, 2020 10:01:42 am

On June 15, with his demise, Indian art lost one of its prominent abstract artists. Keeping unwell for some months, Damodaran died at his Mayur Vihar residence in Delhi.

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Tastes like home: Axone examines the biases people from the Northeast face in the rest of India

June 15, 2020 3:38:31 pm

Directed by Nicholas Kharkongor, the film shows how insidiously prejudices weave themselves into our everyday lives and conversations

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Why do Indian-Americans dominate the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the US?

June 14, 2020 9:44:07 am

Filmmaker Sam Rega tracks four winners in his Netflix documentary Spelling the Dream to find the answer.

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Archaeologists unearth remains of what is believed to be London’s oldest theatre

June 12, 2020 11:40:47 am

The Red Lion is said to have been set up in 1567 by John Brayne ⁠— who is also known to have built The Theatre, which once staged the plays of William Shakespeare in the 1590s.

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‘While the world is at pause, the world of the Sufis can never end’

June 18, 2020 1:17:56 pm

While the annual Khusrau Urs at the Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya dargah, in New Delhi, may not be a physical celebration, the Rekhta Foundation brings together Sufi luminaries for a virtual festival today, from 8 pm to 12 midnight

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Why we need to watch the Malayalam short film Divider

June 11, 2020 10:00:13 am

Children are political beings, too. Anand Radhakrishnan’s light-hearted short film show that they can be devious and yet their love trumps all discord – something that adults have forgotten.

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Loneliness in Art: Jitish Kallat and Gigi Scaria on its intensity and escape

June 9, 2020 11:40:56 am

For Jitish Kallat, Frida Kahlo’s The Two Fridas melds imagery of healing and agitation all at once, Gigi Scaria finds in Sudhir Patwardhan’s Balcony a faraway destination that’s as important as one’s breath.

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Art for art’s sake: Has the State failed its artistes?

June 8, 2020 2:10:43 pm

When government coffers offer no relief, initiatives like #ArtMatters aim to bring artistes together to help a crippled art community.

Muzaffar Ali on his online painting exhibition, ‘The Other Side’

June 7, 2020 6:38:20 pm

Filmmaker and textile designer Muzaffar Ali unveils his artistic side through an exhibition inspired by his journey and musings.

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Amid ongoing anti-racism protests, Banksy shares a new artwork

June 7, 2020 2:00:52 pm

It is believed that the artwork -- which is a painting of a memorial candle burning the US national flag -- appeared in London, wherein thousands of people had gathered to protest Floyd's death.

Nasir’s ordinariness makes it special

June 7, 2020 7:48:22 pm

Based on the short story, The Story Of A Clerk By Dilip Kumar, Nasir is the tale of an everyman, a symbolic clerk burdened by the anonymity of his position.

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In COVID-19 darkness, gift of a `Moment of Light’ to Amsterdam’s famous museum

June 4, 2020 8:50:19 pm

The painting itself seems an allegory for both the times in which we live in and the future for which the world hopes, said the museum's General Director Taco Dibbits.

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What are the odds? is about gentle acceptance of human beings: Megha Ramaswamy

June 2, 2020 7:46:41 pm

In What are the Odds?, writer-director Megha Ramaswamy creates a whimsical world with offbeat humour and ‘quirky’ characters.

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Meet the original Gulabo and Sitabo — two glove puppets from UP

June 1, 2020 8:34:52 pm

Gulabo and Sitabo are the heroines from glove puppetry theatre’s glorious days. The title of Shoojit Sircar’s film of the same name, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana, has brought this age-old folk art form from Uttar Pradesh under the spotlight, possibly giving it hope for revival.

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Pandemic made me realise Bengaluru is a labour camp with a few apartments: Abhishek Majumdar

May 31, 2020 7:37:43 pm

For 15 years, Abhishek Majumdar has created plays on the fragility of human lives trapped in war and other upheavals. When the lockdown turned him into a relief worker, the award-winning theatre director found himself in a baffling new conflict zone.

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Untouchable: Harvey Weinstein documentary holds the system responsible for enabling abuse

June 8, 2020 2:37:08 pm

Weinstein, as Untouchable demonstrates, did not carve out an insular narrative for himself. He was not an outlier. Instead, he was nourished and enabled by a system which constantly makes leeway for powerful men by identifying their misdeeds as ancillary to their position and absolving them.

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Five landmark works by India’s foremost sculptor Ramkinkar Baij

May 30, 2020 4:02:34 pm

To mark the artist’s 115th birth anniversary this week, we look at some of his significant works, such as Yaksha-Yakshi, Binodini, Sujata, Santhal Family and Girl with a Dog

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Europe prepares post-corona, socially-distanced culture-fest

May 30, 2020 1:45:52 pm

Major attractions first need to be made safe for staff and visitors. Some of Europe's other major cultural sites are also taking their time to reopen.

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