THE IMAGE of a chair in India generally hints at an allegory of the search for political power. However, it may also reveal social history, as an exhibition at the ongoing Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Kerala reveals.
In a long narrative divided into three sections, detailing his journeys in the 1970s, 1980s and the 21st century, the author spins incredible tales to make his inevitable slips match the chaos and confusion around him
British author and photographer Christopher Sykes had just shot Hasketh Racing, a Formula One racing team, when he received an offer to photograph the 1975 US tour of the Rolling Stones. Sykes was 27 years old then and the St
A month ago, Aamir Khan presented Chinese director Jia Zhangke, one of the finest filmmakers in contemporary cinema, with a major honour at the Mumbai film festival. The real prize, however, may have gone to Indian cinema.
THE 1999 anti-World Trade Organization protests in the American city of Seattle triggered many books, including a confessional one by a top cop who led the merciless clampdown on the peaceful participants. Now, a new book—t
I SPEAK pav bhaji,” says Laila Wadia in response to people who ask her what language she speaks. Born in Mumbai, Wadia migrated to Italy at 18 years of age, married a local and the couple made the north-eastern port town of