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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

Kola (The Pond) by Achuta Kumar is a Kannada play about social decadence News

Interview with Ben Okri, Nigerian Poet: An improperly balanced dialogue of culture today

The idea of Indians and Africans by western countries has no resemblance to Indians and Africans. They feel we are not educated. We read them more than they read about us.

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Beyond suspicion: Electronic voting machines get thumbs up from former CECs; Here’s what they say

The two books offer plenty of insights into an election widely admired by the greatest democracies in the world.

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12th Jaipur Literature Festival: Climate fiction rules the festival, as books on black holes, killer robots predict dystopian future

Climate fiction rules the 12th Jaipur Literature Festival as books on bees, black holes, birds and killer robots predict a dystopian future.

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Australian author Germaine Greer vows to carry forward her brand of feminism

Firebrand Australian author Germaine Greer vows to carry forward her brand of feminism.

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Book Review: ‘A Lonely Harvest’ by Perumal Murugan and ‘Trial by Silence’ by Perumal Murugan

The two sequels to One Part Woman may have different stories, but they demolish archaic beliefs equally.

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Road to reading: Poetry van on a 10000-km tour to spread love for books

A poetry van on a 10,000-km tour of India will make a pit stop at the Jaipur Literature Festival next week to spread the love for books.

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Startups in Kerala: Here’s how retired and mid-career engineers coming up with new ideas

Maker Village, a joint venture between Kerala government’s information technology department and the Union ministry of electronics, welcomes the long years of experience and professionalism that retired engineers bring to t

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Play in forest: How Assam’s Rabha community has preserved its theatre festival despite void in leadership

A resilient Rabha community in Assam sustains its minimalist theatre festival despite a void in leadership.

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An art gallery inside a mosque, that too from fringes – why you can’t miss this exhibition

Kochi-Muziris Biennale’s first woman curator breaks the glass ceiling by creating an inclusive art show and making it a platform for gender discourse.

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Posters and Protests: Guerilla Girls rock the show at Kochi-Muziris Biennale

They came, they provoked and they conquered. Guerrilla Girls, the art world’s punk band of feminists fighting for gender equality, pasted posters and performed at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. And the biennale and its viewers

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Jaipur Literature Festival: From Germaine Greer to Perumal Murugan – here the list of top speakers

A highlight of the JLF’s 11th edition will be a special session on democracy to mark 70 years of the Election Commission in India.

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With 40 editions, Cairo Film Festival touches a historic landmark

The Cairo film festival reaches a historic landmark as its counterparts in cash-rich Gulf states cancel editions or fold up

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