Faizal Khan

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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Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist by Sunil Yapa: Book review

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

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Here’s how Europe’s suspicion of refugees can be dissolved

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

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Toronto International Film Festival: From Mira Nair to Deepa Mehta, Indian-origin directors dominate screen space

Indian-origin directors dominate screen space at the Toronto International Film Festival

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After decades of obsession with the Swiss Alps, Bollywood is now heading to France in droves

THIS WHOLE summer, actors Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor were shooting in the French capital for Befikre, the new Aditya Chopra film.

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Curfew in the City: A Novella; book review

For the poor and the weakest, the only thing as bad as a riot is a curfew

Curfew in the City: A Novella; book review

Quentin Tarantino on why he almost abandoned ‘Inglourious Basterds’

The most artistic way to write a film script is not to have an actor in mind,” said American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino at the recently-concluded 33rd Jerusalem Film Festival in Jerusalem.

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World War II and north-east India: A film on futility of fighting

A documentary film on north-eastern India as an extended theatre of battle during World War II is a stark reminder of the futility of fighting

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