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Failed promises of the right wing: Andrzej Wajda

Sharad Raj transports you back to the film Ashes and Diamonds - an all-time masterpiece of Polish cinema, directed by one of the most important filmmakers, Andrzej Wajda. C...

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Living life Queen-size

Music buff Niraj Jani, rhapsodizes about the emotional wallop of  the Queen, the 1970s British band which still rocks the playlists of the millennials.  Although ...

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Satyajit Ray: 10 Great Sequences

The films of Satyajit Ray have provided us with iconic moments that celebrate the many hues of life, all shot with the barest of resources. Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at a s...

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The Joy of Photography

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with multi-media professional, indie-filmmaker and still photographer Arin Paul on how to see through the naked eye and grab the moment. Quit...

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Avijatrik: The Wanderlust of Apu

It is to the credit of Subhrajit Mitra and his creative and technical team that Avijatrik manages to trace its own path, writes Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri And it does so with a s...

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Writing with fire: Khabar Lahariya

India's All-Female News Outlet Battles Sexism, Caste - And Hits The Silver Screen – NPRs Sushmita Pathak interviews Meera Devi, chief reporter of Khabar Lahariya In a...

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Climates: A metaphor for changing human behavior

Since the time of Ataturk, Turkey has been home to westernized intellectuals, writes Sharad Raj in his recall of the 2006 Turkish film Climates  Radical Islamisation o...

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Just another brick in the wall

Niraj Jani, rock music enthusiast, writes on Pink Floyd’s cautionary songs about the constant vigil for intellectual freedom. Rock music of the late 1960s and the &lsqu...

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Two different occasions: Conversations with B Jayashree & Jyoti Subhash

Aparajita Krishna recalls conversations with theatre veterans B Jayashree and Jyoti Subhash, both mega-talents in the times that were adverse for women in their field of art. ...

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Abuli Mamaji is Nikhil Pherwani’s Ahaan

Vinta Nanda writes: For once a film centered on a person differently abled is not about the so-called normally-abled characters being the ones to make life better for him. Ah...

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Failed promises of the right wing: Andrzej Wajda

Sharad Raj transports you back to the film Ashes and Diamonds - an all-time masterpiece ...

May 12 2021

How feminism works in rural India

Vinta Nanda explores how feminism works in rural India and the Grassroots Leadership Dev...

May 11 2021

Not time-pass. Lockdown is time well spent

Senior professionals from various fields talk to Monarose Sheila Pereira about how they ...

May 10 2021