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.
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.
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.
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
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.
About 3,000 families of coastal and riverine fisherwomen from 11 states, including Kashmir, Rajasthan, Manipur and Odisha, are expected to benefit from the proceeds of Fotos for a Cause
The idea to stay at home in light of a pandemic stems from the belief that home is the safest space. And yet, Das shows how for women, the outside and inside are spaces they need to constantly negotiate to earn their safety and to be heard.
Directed and written by Kantemir Balagov, this Russian movie is a poignant tale of two young women as they hope and try to heal from the wreckage of war
It was in a trip as part of his college’s nature club in 2007 when filmmaker Sahirr Sethhi, 32, first visited Kanha and Bandhavgarh tiger reserves. “Not only did I learn more about tiger conservation, but also those who dedicate their lives to save the tiger,” he says.
With the extended lockdown leading to a financial and cultural crisis for several performing artistes, renowned names come together to support those hanging by the thread
Memorable and timeless, music has been a constant source of comfort and companionship in challenging times like these. The show must go on
Set in Madhopur village near Darbhanga in Bihar, Achal Mishra’s debut feature, Gamak Ghar is divided into three time periods — 1998, 2010 and 2019 — and begins with the initiation ceremony of a child.
In his centenary year, archaeologist BB Lal exclusively talks about assessing the historicity of the Mahabharata and the need to define clear objectives during excavation.
Titled Aasman (sky), and narrated by her, it is a heartfelt and contemplative poem on love, companionship and ultimately, life.
This week, listen to stories from barber shops or have a telepathic encounter in the Amazon, let art be a lullaby or join in for a food photography workshop.
The poem is both a reminder and a chronicle of what is happening right now, of the inequitable distribution of pain and the universal urge to go home when crisis strikes.
Confirming the news, Mark Lewisohn, historian and biographer tweeted about it.
It's not about colour or form, or appearance or shape. It's about unpacking personalities, the Bengaluru-based filmmaker Hansa Thapliyal says.
The architect-urban designer on city planning in a post-COVID world, giving migrants an improved quality of life and making them citizens of new organic cities
National Award-winning filmmaker Vinod Kapri travels 1,232 km with a group of labourers, as he tells the story of the good, the bad and the unexpected
When Philadelphia-based Thom Stead is not designing streets, he’s re-designing book covers and in turn, living many lives.
Sapan Saran conceptualised an array of characters after interviewing more than 50 people to understand the hidden aspects of lockdown.
We look at plays through the prism of our current reality so their meaning changes, says the noted director.
Debutant filmmaker Achal Mishra delves into his personal experiences, snatches of conversations he had overheard, photographs from family album and rituals he had witnessed to piece together an intimate portrait of his ancestral home and the changes it has witnessed.
As part of what is called the Hold Still 2020 project, people are being asked to share their photographic portrait clicked during the "extraordinary times".
Independence Day 2020: The idea of freedom through the lens of youngsters