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Indian Idol winner Sunny Hindustani says he now wants to learn music

March 1, 2020 10:21:03 am

Sunny won Rs 25 lakh as prize money, a car and also a contract to sing in the next film by T-Series. “It is wonderful to be back home; as I recall the time I would sing near a tree for my friends.

National award-winning actor Dolly Ahluwalia on connecting with the past in her films

February 29, 2020 5:30:02 pm

Down Memory Lane: Dolly Ahluwalia, an alumnus of National School of Drama, is excited when she talks about her two new films - the Hindi feature film Doordarshan and Punjabi film Azaab.

The members of the band The Yellow Diary combine poetry with rock music

February 29, 2020 4:38:23 pm

Notes from the Diary: The band has released two EPs since they were formed. The first, Marz, comprises three tracks, including Afzai, Kashmir and the re-released version of Marz.


A travelling exhibition explores the dialogue between printmakers in India and Bangladesh

February 29, 2020 2:10:27 pm

Beyond Borders: In the exhibition, we see, among others, works that depict nature, life, everyday realities and the artists' observations.

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Korean Pop training is rigorous: K-pop band Z-Stars, which has 2 Indian musicians

February 27, 2020 1:20:53 pm

K-pop band Z-Stars, who debuted in 2019, recently performed in India to a huge audience. They also tried Indian delicacies during their stay.

Daniel Lismore talks about how clothes and identity are society constructs

February 27, 2020 9:00:55 am

A “walking sculpture”, a designer, an activist and writer, he never fails to turn heads dressed in fabric and steel, frills and brocade, ribbons and shells, feathers, crystals and over-sized safety pins.

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People in the field of arts and culture indulge in self censorship, survey reveals

February 26, 2020 6:20:43 pm

A UK arts publication, ArtsProfessional, has conducted the Freedom of Expression survey, and has received responses from more than 500 people, many of whom have pointed out the perils of speaking freely

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Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan: How gender politics helped India’s first ‘mainstream gay film’

February 27, 2020 2:05:19 pm

In one of the interviews prior to the release of the film, Ayushmann Khurrana had disclosed its intent: to make people receptive to the idea of homosexuality. The usage of the word “receptive” as opposed to “accepting” is both interesting and telling.

‘Freedoms are not given, you have to snatch them’

February 26, 2020 5:36:04 am

Artist Atul Dodiya on his enduring engagement with the masters and how landscapes offer freedom to explore and why he engages with the society to produce his art.

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An exhibition attempts to revive interest in Bengal’s traditional crafts

February 25, 2020 7:56:59 am

From well-known Kalighat paintings to more experimental work on conch shells, there will be many on display.

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Director Sahidul Haque on his play, The Old Man, and how Assam inspires his theatre

March 2, 2020 7:13:31 pm

Assam is the protagonist of Haque’s theatre. It flows as the Brahmaputra in Bubbles in the River (2018), a play about ethnic tribes that are threatened by globalisation.

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The Chemould Couple

February 24, 2020 12:10:46 am

A film on the late gallerists Kekoo and Khorshed Gandhy honours their legacy to Indian art and shows how art and politics are never far removed.

Saarang Theatre Festival in Pune promises to unfold many ways of seeing the world and oneself

February 23, 2020 11:51:18 am

Saarang Theatre Festival in Pune lasts a few days only — from February 24 to 28 — and showcases no more than one performance every evening so that the audience can absorb the ideas of some of the best theatre practitioners of the country.

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Artist Madhuri Bhaduri on the many phases of the moon and playing with light and shadow

February 23, 2020 8:59:25 am

For Bhaduri, impressionism and expressionism have been her starting points since she began painting in the ’70s. She studied art from SNDT, University of Mumbai, and a summer course from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London.

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Actor Mrunal Thakur on her first comedy film, pursuing novelty and never giving up

February 22, 2020 3:28:02 pm

Never say die: After scoring big in her films over the last two years, which include Super 30, Batla House, and the critically acclaimed Love Sonia, Aankh Micholi marks Mrunal Thakur's debut in comedy.

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Miss Americana: When Taylor Swift found her ‘voice’

March 17, 2020 1:42:38 am

Lana Wilson borrows the name of the documentary from one of Swift's songs, Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince. But it is impossible to not notice its nod to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s blistering 2013 novel, Americanah. 

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With Strings Attached

February 22, 2020 1:25:41 am

Spain-based Nestor Navarro on his life as a puppeteer, and doing the best things in the world.

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What’s Your Story

February 22, 2020 12:10:17 am

Bicky Singh, founder of SikhLens, the annual Sikh Arts and Film Festival in California, on bringing the festival to India, inspiring young filmmakers and creating awareness across the world about Sikh culture.

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Phantom of the Forest

February 21, 2020 6:16:43 pm

In a new film, wildlife filmmaker Shaaz Jung follows the only black panther in Kabini

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‘Capitalist governments don’t invest in art for children’

February 19, 2020 12:15:22 am

Belgian puppeteer Ronny Aelbrecht, who performed at the 18th Ishara International Puppet Theatre Festival, on the craft’s relevance.