Faizal Khan

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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.

Entertainment News

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

Lifestyle News

Refugee follows dream to Mt Everest summit with a little help from spiritual India

A Palestinian refugee follows his dreams to the summit of Mount Everest with a little help from spiritual India

Lifestyle News

India and 21st century’s most controversial book on global economy; check out the link

21st century’s most controversial book on global economy will be made into a movie, with India as a shooting location

Economy News

Pyre by Perumal Murugan: Heart-rending love story

A heart-rending love story embroiled in a web of caste-induced hatred

Pyre by Perumal Murugan: Heart-rending love story

Young filmmakers steal the show for India at 69th Cannes film festival

When he was only one-and-half years old, Saurav Rai remembers experiencing an earthquake one day that shook everything around him.

Entertainment News

As Europe dithers, Cannes takes migration crisis head on

“A happy, middle-class home with a cozy bedroom, swimming pool and tennis court. Is that the way we want to live?” asks French director Alain Guiraudie...

Economy News

Music & syringes

A book that examines the human body and mind with the help of an ensemble of powerful women characters

Music & syringes

Talk of the town

A small town in Kerala is showing the way for responsible tourism to the rest of the country, and even has a digital tourism marketing campaign underfoot to promote its potential

Talk of the town

Museum of inception

Almost seven decades later, in the heartland of the country, at a litfest of all places, plans took form for a museum marking the pain, loss and migration of Partition

Museum of inception

Over the cliffs and far away

PERHAPS NO other place in Kerala hides so much mystery under its plain views than Varkala, a southern coastal town pockmarked by bulky tourist guides.

Over the cliffs and far away

Heritage on track

Heritage tourism has just got more accessible and affordable, with special new tourist trains. And, tourists are hopping aboard in droves

Heritage on track

God’s own festival

Not many might have heard of the International Film Festival of Kerala but filmmakers from Afghanistan to Australia are eager to show their films here. And there’s good reason why

God’s own festival

A tale of two cinemas

Heavily influenced by early, melodramatic Hindi films, the Egyptian celluloid experience is now undergoing a spectacular transformation, just like Bollywood

A tale of two cinemas

Travels in South India book review: Foreword to the past

A long-winding journey through India just before the start of economic reforms shows nothing much has changed since then

Travels in South India book review: Foreword to the past

A war revisited

A tender family drama by a Bangladeshi filmmaker, also an FTII alumnus, offers a new way to look at the 1971 liberation

A war revisited

Leading ladies at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival

At the 40th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), which concludes today, it is an all-women show from India

Entertainment News

That’s a goal!

The ‘beautiful game’ will now be a uniting force for BRICS nations to create communities, encourage friendship and share diverse cultural backgrounds

That’s a goal!

Indian sea-off

In a city famous for its chess and cricket stars, there’s a storm brewing in Chennai seas, where sailing champion R Neelanand, all of 11 years’ old, has set his sights on the Jakarta Asiad and Tokyo Olympics

Indian sea-off

High art

IN A sprawling hall at the Giardini, where the first Venice Biennale began in 1895, a splattering of red on the walls and floor provides an ideal accompaniment to a reading of Das Capital.

High art

Show time in Cannes

At the Cannes festival, the travails of a troubled world become a tool in the hands of directors

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Kolkata’s Kabuliwalas

A travelling photo exhibition on a distinct trading community of Afghanis in Kolkata dwells deep into the complicated canvas of belonging, memories and identity.

Kolkata’s Kabuliwalas