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‘Indian’ Cinema And Dravida Nadu

‘Indian’ Cinema And Dravida Nadu

Many cinephiles and playwrights accepted the stereotypical and entrenched trope of the abalaippen­­—the helpless woman who has to be rescued by a man

20 May 2022
The Great Mollywood Kitchen: How OTTs Empower Regional Cinemas To Compete With Bollywood

The Great Mollywood Kitchen: How OTTs Empower Regional Cinemas To Compete With Bollywood

Malayalam cinema’s recent flowering has fortuitously coincided with the rise of OTT platforms, exposing new audiences to their cutting edge offerings

20 May 2022

Making Visible The Invisible: The Gender Inequity Of Domestic And Caretaking Labour

A slew of Malayalam films attempt to highlight toxic patriarchy and unaccounted toils by women at home

OTT Is Just Like IPL, It Introduced More Opportunities For Talent In Indian Cinema

OTT Is Just Like IPL, It Introduced More Opportunities For Talent In Indian Cinema

In Hindi cinema alone, we discovered a new, talented crop of filmmakers who created such lovely pieces of content like web series 'Gullak', 'The Scam', 'Paatal...

20 May 2022

How Dubbing Has Contributed To The Growth Of South Indian Movies

There are as many ‘South’ film industries as there are ‘Madrasi’ languages. And they are winning the pan-India market with lavish extravaganzas.

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20 May 2022
OTTs Are The New Mainstream, Here's How

OTTs Are The New Mainstream, Here's How

The pandemic hastened the OTT boom by several years, and offered hungry new talent from outside the establishment an opportunity to shine


06 May 2022
Crushing Dreams And Livelihoods

Crushing Dreams And Livelihoods

The recent demolition drives in Delhi and Madhya Pradesh were ‘acts of malice’ by an insensitive administration


06 May 2022
Demolishing Homes Of Poor And Minority Bulldozes Human Rights

Demolishing Homes Of Poor And Minority Bulldozes Human Rights

When the Constitution and every law in it insists on due process, even for a murderer, can bulldozers and excavators be used to teach a lesson to someone the...


06 May 2022
Courts Backing The Executive On Demolitions Is More Painful

Courts Backing The Executive On Demolitions Is More Painful

Judges calling slum dwellers ‘encroachers’ goes against constitutional human rights and indicates the sorry state of the poor


06 May 2022
Covid Migrants Stranded At The Crossroads

Covid Migrants Stranded At The Crossroads

Legislating social security for migrant labourers is essential, but for these to be helpful, State and society need to develop a migrant-friendly attitude


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29 April 2022
As Catholics And Hindus Fight Over Scripts, Konkani Loses Out In Goa

As Catholics And Hindus Fight Over Scripts, Konkani Loses Out In Goa

Catholics support Romi Konkani because the script is used in the church and tiatr, but Devanagari Konkani has government backing


29 April 2022
The Malayali Loves Hindi, But Don't Take It As Acquiescence

The Malayali Loves Hindi, But Don't Take It As Acquiescence

Even the otherwise Hindi-friendly Malayali rises to resi­st the imposition of Hindi on them


29 April 2022
Hindi Chauvinism Hangs Like An Imperialist Spectre Over Rest Of India

Hindi Chauvinism Hangs Like An Imperialist Spectre Over Rest Of India

With Hindi being pushed by the Centre as Rashtra Bhasha, the spectre of language imperialism haunts the Indian Union


29 April 2022
The Tamil-Dravidian Framework As A Secular Antithesis To Hindi-Hindu-Hindustan

The Tamil-Dravidian Framework As A Secular Antithesis To Hindi-Hindu-Hindustan

The government should be concerned that the younger generation dislikes language imperialism


29 April 2022
Anti-Hindi movement: The Grassroots Struggle For Tamil Pride

Anti-Hindi movement: The Grassroots Struggle For Tamil Pride

The idea that Hindi is spoken by a majority of Indians is a claim that has to be ferociously contested. Only 26 per cent of the Indian population selected...


22 April 2022
The Big Picture: Food In Cinemascope

The Big Picture: Food In Cinemascope

Aradhana Seth has utilised Indian kitchens, and all objects and rituals associated with them, as a means of shaping a particular kind of onscreen imagery


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22 April 2022
Indigenous Food: The Not-So-Secret Ingredient For Sustainability

Indigenous Food: The Not-So-Secret Ingredient For Sustainability

Sometimes, the way food gets positioned socially may have no relation to how science determines its nutritional value.


22 April 2022
A Pandit Must Know His Meat

A Pandit Must Know His Meat

The Kashmiri Pandit will eat his rogan josh as if his life depended on it


22 April 2022
Mid-Day Meal Scheme: We Need No Politics

Mid-Day Meal Scheme: We Need No Politics

MDM menu cannot be allowed to be determined by political parties operating on myopic interests instead of food and nutrition scientists


22 April 2022
Caste On A Platter: Food For Dalits

Caste On A Platter: Food For Dalits

What constitutes Dalit food? There are many choices but no palatable answers.


22 April 2022
Beef In The Land Of Humans

Beef In The Land Of Humans

To eat or not to eat? Liberal and progressive Goa is caught in the middle of a political battle over food habits.


15 April 2022
Beyond The Borders: When A Hindi Novel Gets Shortlisted For Booker

Beyond The Borders: When A Hindi Novel Gets Shortlisted For Booker

A language that struggles to get recognition in its native land is now one step away from a major international award. Will it pave the way for more Hindi...


15 April 2022
Patna's Long Forgotten Nightlife Of Tawaifs And Bordellos

Patna's Long Forgotten Nightlife Of Tawaifs And Bordellos

Once known as Azimabad, Patna was a centre of dance and music. The sound of anklets and taans of singing by the tawaifs may have fallen silent, but their tales...


15 April 2022
Social Awakening, Individual Character Building: What RSS Expects From Its Cadres

Social Awakening, Individual Character Building: What RSS Expects From Its Cadres

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh aims to bring about systemic changes through social awakening and character building of swayamsevaks, at an individual level...


15 April 2022
AAP At The Grassroots And Its Big Strides In Gujarat

AAP At The Grassroots And Its Big Strides In Gujarat

Sticking to its core values of grassroots connect via a decentralised army of voluntary cadres, it has begun to make deep inroads into BJP's stronghold of...


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