Faizal Khan

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How Gandhi and his teachings are helping march of minority in Japan

In July this year, an economics professor at the University of Tokyo turned heads when she hit the campaign trail in the parliamentary elections in Japan. Ayumi Yasutomi, a transgender, ran on the promise of  “saving our c

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Tokyo Film Festival: An Asian feast of world-class films

Opening on October 28, the Tokyo festival has lined up some of the finest works from across the world this year. But all eyes are on new offerings from Asian countries.

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The Bard of Mali: Musician Ballaké Sissoko connects cultures in his message for world peace

The Malian musician, known to folk music lovers across the world for his soul-stirring compositions like his 2013 album At Peace, fulfilled his dream of visiting India when he first performed at the World Sacred Spirit Festi

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Jodhpur RIFF: Women, musicians strengthen symphony of folk music this year

More women and young musicians strengthen Jodhpur RIFF’s symphony of folk music this year

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Brexit, slowdown, refugee crisis — Convergence points for writers from Europe

Home and identity in a time of refugee crisis, Brexit and slowdown become the convergence points for writers from Europe

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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

Ritu Khoda, art educator and founder, Art1st Foundation speaks about the revolutionary changes needed in art education in India News

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.

A still from Fidel Devkota’s Kangling (Bone Trumpet), which combines nature and the hill culture to talk about climate change News

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

Swiss art historian and curator Federica Martini conducting a workshop at Jamia Millia Islamia's fine arts faculty News
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