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Widening the Definition of Literature with Bob Dylan

The word ‘literature’ in a dictionary covers many genres of achievement and is the generic name for many sins, writes Farrukh Dhondy. Neverthel...

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Being Rita Hayworth (October 17 1918 to May 14 1987)

How Rita Hayworth has motivated him to write noir and how he cannot completely discard Oedipal undertones in hi...

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Sign of the times: So far from God!

Humra Quraishi discusses the definite background to the sorry state of affairs in Afghanistan.

That’s Chemistry!

Khalid Mohamed harks back to a conversation with Shabana Azmi on the memorable ‘star jodi’ she made with Naseerudd...

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Sunil Shanbag: A Theatre Yatra!

Aparajita Krishna takes a deep dive into the life and theatre times of Sunil Shanbag and walks you through an interesting tell...

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DILIP KUMAR: THE BIG BURGLAR

Dilip Kumar burgles his way into the performance of every Indian actor of substance whether the actor likes it or not, writes Kamlesh P...

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Signs of the time: Stories of Muslim Youth

Humra Quraishi shares her views on the stories of Muslim youth falsely implicated, the talks between the leaderships of Kashmi...

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The Afterlife of Kudrat

Film historian Dhruv Somani, re-evaluates Chetan Anand’s take on reincarnation forty years later.

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Mise en scene: a metaphysical expression

Sharad Raj writes that to arrive at one’s mise en scene is to liberate oneself from dogmas that are both personal and in...

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Reimagining Ambedkar

Ambedkar appears in many different ways in the ordinary life of Dalits, writes Badri Narayan&nbs...

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