Culture

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Shoojit Sircar: Auteur theory

Filmmakers in India generally have to choose between artistic integrity and commercial...

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Journey to the top of the world

Last month, Sangeeta S. Bahl became the oldest Indian woman to summit Mount Everest. The 53-year-old mountaineer, who has already...

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Meena Kumari: The star performer as tragedy queen

In the 1950s, like the male trinity of superstars—Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand—Meena Kumari, Nargis and Madhu Bala...

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IIFA Awards returns to Bangkok this month

The 19th edition of International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards will be held at Bangkok’s Siam Niramit Theatre from 22-24...

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Artists who found inspiration in urban dust heaps and human wastelands

Can the rubbish heap be seen as a subject fit for art? Two new exhibitions, currently on at separate venues...

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‘India made a commitment to the cause of tiger conservation’

Biologist and wildlife conservationist, Latika Nath speaks to Nibedita Saha about India’s vanishing tiger population, and the need to streamline...

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View from above

After suffering a career-ending injury in 1983, cricketer Alan Wilkins found his new calling in sports commentary. Today he is...

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‘I try to do something different in each film’

Indian actress Diana Penty, known for her role of Meera in the movie Cocktail, is now seen opposite John Abraham...

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Veere Di Wedding is not another run-of-the-mill ‘chick flick’

Veere Di Wedding—starring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Swara Bhasker and Shikha Talsania—opened to packed movie halls on Friday....