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‘People used to be nervous to enter art galleries’

Art Musings celebrates two decades of its existence with a year-long programme of shows

The changing face of nation-building cinema

Bollywood these days seems to be officially ignited by a passion: nation-building through cinema. As Karan Johar gushed, after he led a delegation of

‘Oru Adaar Love’ review: An experiment in mediocrity

It would be unfair to call Oru Adaar Love just a movie. It is Omar Lulu’s detailed study on how internet trends can be misleading and on how one can s

Kottayam Nazeer wields the camera

The actor-mimicry artiste makes his directorial debut with the short film,‘Kuttichan’

“I was always waiting for June”: Rajisha Vijayan

The actor is in high spirits while talking about her comeback character, June

'Yesterday' trailer watch: a world 'without' The Beatles

Director Danny Boyle's latest film is a comedy-drama based on the works of the Fab Four, set to release on June 28 

Journey to the afterlife: TV comedies depicting the genre

How sharp comedies are laughing in the face of death

The catalyst named Feroze Gujral

Ten years of The Gujral Foundation and plans to activate an arts community are just the latest for this fashion icon and art patron

Transgender Bharatnatyam artiste Narthaki Nataraj is named for the Padma Shri

From being a timid child who feared to step out of home to becoming an accomplished Bharatnatyam dancer, Narthaki Nataraj, named for the Padma Shri this year, has come a long way as a transgender person

From sea to set

Olympic swimmer-turned-television actor Ragga Ragnars on what it takes to pull off strong female characters on screen

Groundhog night

Russian Doll is both morbidly funny and deeply insightful

In full bloom

The ongoing Mela Phulkari reflects the new awakening in Punjab about its rich crafts

We live in an age of discerning viewers: Rajeshwari Sachdev

As Rajeshwari Sachdev returns with the second season of Dil Hi To Hai, the actor talks about her journey as an actor

Tribute to the saint-poetess

“Andal” brought alive the mystic’s life and times to today’s audience

Chakravyuha: when Basu Chatterjee directed a bizarre action drama

Unlike every other film the middle-cinema maverick has directed, this Rajesh Khanna-starrer has secret agents, chase sequences, political sabotage, and there's even someone getting their face blown off. Also, it's a great guilty pleasure watch.

Berlinale 2019: a mixed bag

Ten days of terrific cinema and some unexpected treasures at the international film festival in Berlin

Motorcycle diaries

Monster bikes, custom rides and stunt shows at the Big Biking Commune at Mamallapuram next weekend

Backstage at SulaFest

After 12 editions, music remains the heart of the festival, but there is room for improvement

Shadi Ghadirian’s tech-inspired display at the Chennai Photo Biennale

Twenty five years ago, when Shadi Ghadirian decided to pursue photography, she believed it to be a “quick” medium. “You push the button, and the art i

Evolution of a master artist

After a warm reception at the India Art Fair, early works of Thota Vaikuntam are now on view in Hyderabad

Chan-Hyo Bae on using self-portraits to make sense of his immigrant experience

Inside the tree-lined building that houses the InKo Centre, a jet-lagged Chan-Hyo Bae speaks excitedly about his maiden trip to India. “It is my first

Behind the funny lines

Shankar Pamarthy’s cartoons, caricatures and drawings depict his 20-year journey with the pen

Celebrating Eve

How Joseph L Mankiewicz’s 1950 film laid the template for many Oscar-nominated ones

Fresh approach to mythical themes

Ayana Mukherjee and Himanshu Srivastava adapted the purity of their dance forms to present something creative and original

Warmth of melody

N. Vijay Siva and Neyveli R. Santhanagopalan enthralled music lovers with scintillating performances

‘I deal only with individuals. Even if an ‘ism’ surfaces, it is not underlined’

In a freewheeling chat, ace actor-director Aparna Sen talks about the importance of creative freedom, the subtext in her narratives, and how the actor and director in her inform each other

‘Chithiram Pesuthadi 2’ review: Fast and forgettable

Chithiram Pesuthadi 2 has nothing to do with the 2006 film that propelled its filmmaker, Mysskin to fame. Perhaps the title was selected to cash in on

A mystical chord

Headlined by the inimitable A.R. Rahman, the second edition of The Sufi Route nourished the soul

‘The Wife’ review: Breaking through the Boys' Club

Glenn Close transforms an innately literary experience into cinematic splendour

Story of a fearless warrior

Staged at the 20th Bharat Rang Mahotsav, “Buxi Jagabandhu” showcased the heroic resistance of Odia people against the East India Company

'Candyflip' now available on Netflix

Candyflip, an experimental film directed by Shanawaz Nellikinnil, will be screened on Netflix

Making an impression

Bharatanatyam exponent Justin McCarthy and pianist Nadine Crasto talk about their unique collaboration

Underbelly angst

Bonn-based dance ensemble CocoonDance’s Momentum recalls the shadows and alleys of inner-city neighbourhoods

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