Faizal Khan

Articles By Faizal Khan

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Malayalam author Ambikasuthan Mangad’s new novel ‘Swarga’ is a reminder for us of our mindless crimes against humanity

Mangad retells the spine-chilling tales of a rural community in the northern district of Kasargod in Kerala that paid the price of human greed and corruption.

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Iconic artist Sayed Haider Raza native town celebrates the life of its most famous son

Artist Sayed Haider Raza’s native town in Madhya Pradesh celebrated the life of its most famous son on the first anniversary of his death last week

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Islands in Flux: The Andaman and Nicobar Story by Pankaj Sekhsaria; book review

A haphazard collection of articles on the social and ecological hazards facing the Andaman and Nicobar Islands does them no service

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This book traces conditions in which housemaids from south Asia live and work in Middle East

Nurses from southern India have been going to the Gulf countries to work for many decades now, earning praises and sobriquets like 'Florence Nightingales of India'.

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With spotlight on India, Al Gore’s ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ movie makes impression at Cannes Film Festival

Gore chose the powerful platform of Cannes Film Festival to present the film, which is directed by Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, and talks about the political challenges facing the climate crisis.

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Here’s is how this Assamese filmmaker took her movie to Cannes film market this year

“This is the story of a girl who does things differently from other girls in her village,” Rima Das told the audience, as she stood onstage to introduce her film at the ongoing 70th Cannes Film Festival.

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The art of more: From Vincent van Gogh to Claude Monet, a travelling exhibition marries art with modern technology

In a dark hall, Vincent van Gogh's self-portrait suddenly pops up in HD, 4K quality on 17 giant LED screens placed around the viewer—the biggest screen is 52-feet-long and 18-feet-high.

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Indian cinema’s no-show at Cannes Film Festival for past couple of years a worrying trend

India had big plans for the upcoming Cannes Film Festival that opens in the French Riviera town on May 17.

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No end in sight

In 1980, the police in Bhagalpur, Bihar, shocked the world with news of their savage attacks on undertrials by pouring acid into their eyes to "purify them of their crimes."

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Book Review: KR Meera’s ‘The Poison of Love’, an ode to loss and suffering

Love moderately, cautioned William Shakespeare. The Bard warned of consequences otherwise. The protagonists of KR Meera's new novel, The Poison of Love, can vouch for that.

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Of home and longing

An important literary work that places the pain and suffering of transgenders in India in the mainstream discourse

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While Mountain: Tales of triumph and tragedy of journey around Himalayas

Robert Twigger spent a long time in Cairo, mostly travelling the land of the Pharaohs and occasionally fighting with the local police.

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Hot seat: Designer Gunjan Gupta revisits history of the Indian chair at Kochi-Muziris Biennale in Kerala

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.

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An Australian’s four-decade-long rollercoaster journey through India, China and south-east Asia elicits many laughs

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

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Acclaimed Chilean poet Raúl Zurita on what led him to create The Sea of Pain

Chilean poet Raúl Zurita says he was shaken when he saw the image of a drowned Alan Kurdi lying face down on a beach in Turkey in September 2015. At the same time, he felt there was something missing.

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From finding alcohol references in Sanskrit texts to reporting on revolutions, authors and theatre director talk about most challenging projects at JLF

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

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‘America got comfortable with unaccountability’

Booker Prize-winning Paul Beatty talks about US politics, indicating how the present times will affect what he writes next

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Whose word is it anyway?

Words are born and die very rapidly today, says dictionary historian Simon Winchester, in India to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival

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Through the looking glass

Authors call for caution in troubled times, as the Jaipur Literature Festival turns 10

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Nature’s Play: Community empowerment message opens global doors for rural theatre festival

RAMPUR, A sleepy hamlet situated about 150 km from Guwahati, the capital of Assam, is anything but a venue for a global event.

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The art of more: Kochi-Muziris Biennale carries forward theme of huge spaces, from a novel painted across walls of the town to artificial lakes

Kochi-Muziris Biennale’s newest edition, which began on Monday and will run till March 29 next year.

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Aamir Khan and filmmaker Jia Zhangke plan Chinese remakes of Bollywood flicks

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.

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Racing for cinematic glory

Hindi cinema has always dominated the Cairo film festival, but this year, it’s a Malayalam film that’s in the running for the top prize

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Ruins by Rajith Savanandasa; Book Review

A novel pieces together a Colombo family’s struggles to come to terms with the country’s violent past

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Meet the elite club of chefs serving heads of state

An elite club of chefs serving heads of state descend on the national capital for their own general assembly

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Rajasthan International Folk Festival takes roots music to the roof of the world

Jodhpur RIFF takes roots music to the roof of the world

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Spice Route set for revial via the culinary route, check out how

TWO MILLENNIA ago, a tiny strip of coastal land in the southern part of India became the spice warehouse for countries across the world.

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