Faizal Khan

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Bikram Choudhury: The other side of success

A new documentary on hot yoga guru Bikram Choudhury premiered at the Toronto film festival reveals the dark side of the famous yogi.

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Four Indian films head to 44th Toronto International Film Festival

For the first time, there are two Malayalam films—The Elder One by Geetu Mohandas and Jallikattu by Lijo Jose Pellissery—in Toronto, a validation of what film lovers and critics have been saying about the quality of filmm

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How an institute can become a public platform for art and artists

How an institute can become a public platform for art and artists

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This filmmaker takes on the issue of gender bias in Parsi community through her art

“If a Parsi woman marries outside the community, her children are not allowed into the community’s fire temple. But the children of Parsi men marrying outside face no so such restraints,” adds Irani.

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Mothers play important part in youth joining Lashkar: Author C Christine Fair

The literature of Lashkar you quote is also evidence against the terrorist organisation.

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Art education in India has an outdated model of teaching

The new vision for art education should understand its community better and start building its foundations from the roots. Teachers who come out of existing art education need to do a lot of unlearning to be a part of this jo

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Oscar-winning American cinematographer Robert Richardson talks of his India connection

Oscar-winning American cinematographer Robert Richardson talks of his works and India connection.

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Jaipur Lit Fest goes to Belfast — the land of WB Yeats and Seamus Heaney

“Seamus Heaney wanted to come to JLF and we were talking to him. Then sadly he passed away. So we are going to him,” says JLF co-director and Scottish writer William Dalrymple.

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A photo exhibition on the dangers of air pollution

Breathless, a photography exhibition that opened in Delhi on June 5, begins with the chilling story of Ennore in Chennai where the nature and people are at the mercy of hazardous pollutants.

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India needs a permanent pavilion at Venice Biennale

India manages a presence at the Venice Biennale this year, but the country needs a permanent pavilion

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Filmmaker Asif Kapadia’s documentary-making skills meet Maradona’s magic left foot

English filmmaker Asif Kapadia’s documentary-making skills meet Maradona’s magic left foot

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The Selected Works of Abdullah the Cossack | It’s witty and a wail of nostalgia for Karachi

The author’s new offering is a moving portrait of a man and a city’s struggle to stay alive.

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A Nepalese director fights climate change in the Himalayas through his film at Cannes

Titled Kangling (Bone Trumpet), the Nepalese language film by Devkota is among 15 projects from around the world selected by the Cannes festival to promote creation of new works.

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Journey into the North-East: Eight north-eastern states are endowed with beauty of nature

From glacial lakes and national parks to an abundance of flora and fauna, the eight states comprising the north-eastern region of India are endowed with the beauty of nature. And yet they are rarely on an average tourist’s

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The future of Indian cinema and story of two young directors

Two young directors and a recent cinematography graduate from India promise good tidings at the forthcoming Cannes Film Festival.

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No Netflix again, but the Cannes film festival has more women directors this year

The good news this time is that four women-directed films are in the competition.

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How Leela Samson, Sudarshan Shetty connecting art with people

Leela Samson and Sudarshan Shetty lead a weighty list of curators for the Serendipity Arts Festival this year

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This Indian designer’s interactive project wins an international prize in Italy

The award comes with a 10,000-euro (Rs 7.85-lakh) grant.

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Why Rongali festival stands out as a platform for peace and diversity

Focus on lynchings makes Assam’s Rongali cultural festival stand out as a platform for peace & diversity.

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Diary of Malayali Madman| The stories betray the broken order of society

Five ‘madmen’ rip open an enlightened society’s deep-rooted ignorance and indifference in this translation

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Sakuntla and Opera: A fascinating exhibition of artefacts from Kalidasa’s play

A fascinating exhibition of artefacts from Kalidasa’s play at Rome Opera House nearly a century ago says a lot about the global influence of Indian culture

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How art education in India is witnessing a remarkable shift

Organised under the Expanded Education Programme (EEP), a key initiative of the ongoing Students’ Biennale in Kochi, the aim was to engage with students and teachers to identify existing frameworks of learning in art school

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Anti-war drama Andha Yug bags best play prize at 14th edition of META

The nine plays nominated for the META prizes this year were judged by a jury that included actor-singer Ila Arun, actor Kulbhushan Kharbanda, light designer Lynne Fernandez and critic Sunil Kothari.

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Urban street art festival: How laces and mandala pattern connect people across continents

First time in New Delhi as part of urban street art festival St+art Delhi 2019, Polish artist NeSpoon talks about her love for laces and the mandala pattern to connect people across continents.

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Art in the barracks: Red Fort showcases visual narratives capturing nation’s mood in past three centuries

Red Fort, the symbol of India’s political power, now showcases a visual narrative capturing the mood of the nation in the past three centuries.

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Author Andre Aciman brings back Elio, Oliver in sequel to one of his most loved books

Aciman, the author of Call Me By Your Name, is talking about the sequel he is writing to his famous novel, successfully adapted into a Hollywood movie.

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14th Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards reflect contemporary social struggles

The play won six nominations, including Best Production, Best Director and Best Costume Design, making it a serious contender at the awards next month. Eight of the 10 plays vying for the awards this year are first-time nomin

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