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The Valley On Canvas: Colours That Tell A Hundred Stories

The Valley On Canvas: Colours That Tell A Hundred Stories

13 October, 2021 Naseer Ganai

A temporary gallery showing Kashmiri and other art has met with a tepid response. Art lovers wait for opening of the new art gallery, to be housed in the Sher Garhi palace.

How Green Was My Kashmir Valley: The Magic Of Movies In Cinemas

How Green Was My Kashmir Valley: The Magic Of Movies In Cinemas

07 October, 2021 Naseer Ganai

Watching films in theatres in 1980s Kashmir left an impact on the audience few could anticipate.


The Sound Of Magic: For The Love Of Long Playing Records

Not only do they have indubitably unique sound, old vinyl records effortlessly summon up the past in a whirl of tactility and art.

Flashback: An Old-Timer Recalls Sepia-Toned Bollywood, In 70mm

Flashback: An Old-Timer Recalls Sepia-Toned Bollywood, In 70mm

06 October, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Oh, to be able to return to the dank, muggy, single-screen theatres in dusty mofussil towns, and to relive the magic of Bollywood formula (Ssshhh… and some desi porn)


‘Never Wanted To Become A Star’

"I don’t believe in competing with anybody but myself. I don’t want to become a star, but be recognised for my craft," says Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

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23 September, 2021

Out Of Tune: Indie Musicians Seek Protection From Heckling And Abuse At Gigs

Samarth Goyal

Performers’ safety can only be ensured through street cred and holding organisers accountable.


22 September, 2021

Up Close And Personal: Saif Ali Khan Opens Up About His Life And Craft

Eshita Bhargava

"I’m not on social media because it is distracting. We’re anyway addicted to our phones. Also, I find it very disingenuous to share my life with people. You get trapped in it," says Saif Ali Khan


15 September, 2021

Raghubir Yadav Finds His Mojo After 30 Years In Industry

Lachmi Deb Roy

Raghubir Yadav is known for his rigorous, subtle craft. He has done some of the most memorable characters in theatre, television and film. Excerpts from an interview with Lachmi Deb Roy:


08 September, 2021

To Everything There’s A Season

Satish Padmanabhan

In a deft inversion, Tarantino turns Once Upon A Time In Hollywood into a novel. Overlaying the two, we get insights on film-making, his pet themes and glory in his immersion into the late ’60s.


02 September, 2021

Create Your Brand Using Your Own Aesthetics, Says Actor Annu Kapoor

Lachmi Deb Roy

Why Annu Kapoor calls himself 'unsuitable, unfit and ugly' for the entertainment industry


02 September, 2021

Shakti Sings For Shiva: The Woman Hymn Singer In Tamil Nadu Temples

G.C. Shekhar

The voice of a woman ‘Odhuvaar’ resonates from a Tamil Nadu temple


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26 August, 2021

Life In A Kaali Peeli: Six Stories Take A Cab Ride Through Bombay

Lachmi Deb Roy

Not only ways of seeing, film-making too is being touched by the pandemic. Adeeb Rais pulls out a neat suite of shorts, starring Soni Razdan, Vinay Pathak and harra bharra kabab!


26 August, 2021

The Magic of 'Family Man' Srikant Tiwari In OTT

Aparna Purohit

How Manoj Bajpayee managed to humanise a spy and make the character so intensely relatable


26 August, 2021

Manoj Bajpayee Is A 360-Degree Character

Hansal Mehta

Manoj Bajpayee more than acts out his role­—he completely absorbs it


26 August, 2021

Why Pankaj Tripathi Thinks Manoj Bajpayee’s Chappal Will Bring Him Luck

Pankaj Tripathi

From Bihar to Mumbai, Manoj Bajpayee’s story is an inspiration to small-town actors


26 August, 2021

I Still Call Directors For Work, Says Manoj Bajpayee

Giridhar Jha

Manoj Bajpayee, the Bihar-born thespian, now called the Superstar of OTT, tells Giridhar Jha that he still prefers to be known as an actor. Edited excerpts:


26 August, 2021

Manoj Bajpayee Is Friend And Gladiator For Bhonsle Director

Devashish Makhija

In Manoj, there is kinship that goes beyond those of director-actor, upstart-mentor...


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26 August, 2021

OTT: Where Old Stars Are Reborn And New Stars Are Made

Giridhar Jha

The novice, the neglected, the forgotten and the stars fallen by the wayside—all are flocking to the democratic republic of OTTs


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Families walk outside the Kart-e-Sakhi shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan.

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This combination of four photos provided by the North Korean government shows a ballistic missile launched from a submarine in North Korea. North Korea announced that it had tested a newly developed missile designed to...

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PSG's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during his Champions League soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and RB Leipzig at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris

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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the inauguration of Khadi Festival and Silk Expo-2021, in Lucknow.

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Migrant workers being served cooked food at Jammu Railway Station in Jammu.

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.

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The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

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Kashmir/Violence

Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Opinion

An Unfolding Dalit Movement In Tamil Nadu Has Escaped Nation’s Attention

Poet and activist Meena Kandasamy visits ground zero of the grassroots movement down South to understand the caste divide in the state.

Oct 25, 2021 Meena Kandasamy

India’s Archaic And Draconian Drug Laws Do More Harm Than Good

Our government must follow examples of other countries with liberal views on personal use of drugs.

Oct 25, 2021 Ronny Sen

India Needs A Caste Census To Know Where The Marginalised Stand In The Development Index

The aim of a caste census is not to know the numerical strength of a caste. Rather, it would reveal social inequalities for possible remedial measures.

Oct 25, 2021 Thallapelli Praveen

Mofussil Reporters Play A Crucial Role In The News Cycle But Do You Know Any Of Them?

The death of journalist Raman Kashyap at Lakhimpur Kheri throws into sharp relief the condition of local reporters incessantly feeding ‘breaking news’ to the ever-demanding maw of the national media from India’s hinterland.

Oct 25, 2021 Umesh Kumar Ray