Faizal Khan

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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Kabir Festival’s 3rd edition introduces Varanasi’s old poets to modern world

The third edition of the Mahindra Kabira Festival brought the iconoclastic poet of old Varanasi to the modern world

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India-Italy Technology Summit highlights art link between two countries

When two countries with centuries of great artistic traditions celebrate a landmark in their diplomatic relations, even a technology summit becomes an ideal backdrop for an art exhibition. This year marks the 70th anniversary

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Australia fest in India: World’s third-biggest international comedy event winning over audiences

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival, on a tour of India as part of the ongoing Australia Fest, is winning over audiences one joke at a time.

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Varanasi festival sings verses of freedom

After Delhi, the city of Kabir is standing up to Carnatic musician TM Krishna’s fight for creative freedom.

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‘The main aim is to tell everyone that Kerala is ready to welcome guests’, says Rani George, Tourism secretary, Kerala

After leading its stakeholders for round-the-clock rescue and relief operations during the floods, the Kerala tourism department is again at the forefront in rebuilding the state.

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Flood-hit Kerala has to sensibly re-think its tourism model – sustainability is a must

Rebuilding after the devastation, Kerala is also rethinking its model of tourism. Acknowledging unplanned construction, terms like environment & eco-friendly are the new focus, as both government and industry take a pledge of

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Book review: Veera Hiranandani’s ‘The night diary’

An epistolary novel on one of the greatest divisions of our times.

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Fight for fairness: TIFF’s push for gender equality draws from firepower of Indian women

The first institutional fight against injustice towards women in the global film industry has just begun.

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At 22, Akash Sherman makes his TIFF debut with ‘Clara’; here’s his inspiring story

An Indian immigrant’s son defies gravity in screen success at the Toronto film festival

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Exile and Identity: Refugees to take centrestage in an Indian-Tibetan couple’s new film

Kyoyang Ngarmo (The Sweet Requiem), directed by Sarin and Sonam, is an ‘official selection’ at the festival, which is scheduled from September 6-16.

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Art goes algorithm: Issues of labour, perception and creativity crop up amid a debate on artificial intelligence vs humans at a Delhi exhibition

The neural networks on which the AI artists work are open-source software created by well-known scientists.

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Theatre for the people: Aadyam’s fourth season hands over the central role to the audience

The audience-centric approach of Aadyam’s season four is aimed at expanding the theatre-going community.

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Book Review: Malyalam writer Benyamin’s Jasmine Days tells an outsider’s story set in the Arab Spring

The Jasmine revolution, which started with the self-immolation of a street vendor in Tunisia, spread to Egypt, Libya and Morocco. It also arrived in the City, as Malayalam writer Benyamin calls the newest scene of Arab Spring

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Copyright circus: The curious case of the state acquisition of a poet’s works

Two years after India gained independence, the then Madras state announced that it was going to make the entire works of revered Tamil poet Subramania Bharati public property.

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Blazing the trail

Expect the fourth edition of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale led by a woman curator for the first time to be the most thought-provoking ever.

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Delhi gets a reality check on refugee crisis in Europe through a film screening

The national capital gets a reality check on the refugee crisis in Europe, even if it’s through a film screening

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How to let go: Here is a guide to declutter your mind and transform life

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Japanese organising consultant Marie Kondo. A generally tidy person, Knight wasn’t in dire need of Kondo’s advice.

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Jean-Luc Godard faces the world, on FaceTime

Recalling the 1968 protests in France that made filmmakers like him demand the shut down of the Cannes festival to support young dissenters, he said he had many memories of the year and the people with him then who are no lon

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Book Review: The Unseeing Idol of Light

Meera’s novel, originally written in Malayalam a decade ago, couldn’t have been more relevant than today.

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Cannes Film Festival: Selfie ban imposed is distorting its free speech

The festival’s decision to impose restrictions on screenings for critics and journalists has also invited sharp criticism from the media.

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Spotlight will be on Mumbai and Manto in an all-women line-up for Indian cinema at Cannes film festival

There are two films at Cannes this year representing the biggest filmmaking country in the world.

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Nailing a lie

Nona, the Best Play-winner at the 13th Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards, is a damning indictment of pseudo nationalism

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