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Jawans of the Gurkha unit of the Indian army give a display with their
April 24, 2015

Unfailing spirit of the indispensable Gorkhas

‘Bravest of the brave, most generous of the generous,never had a country more faithful friends than you’On April 24, 2015, the Third Gorkha Rifles (3 GR) celebrated the... »
An old photo of the late musician with Pandit Kishan Maharaj.
April 23, 2015

A gem undiscovered

Pandit Amarnath Mishra, who passed away in Banaras recently, was not very well-known nationally or internationally. Yet he was one of Banaras’ finest musicians, a sitarist of great depth and sensit... »
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April 23, 2015

Replaying the music

For centuries, Santhals, spread across West Bengal, Jharkhand and Bihar, have nurtured culture and heritage. Some of the finest music and art traditions originated in this tribe and went on to infl... »
A still from “Geet”.
April 23, 2015

The muffled voice from the hills

Performing artists of Uttarakhand participated with commitment in the mass movement for the formation of separate hill state hoping it will lead to cultural renaissance of theatrical and cinematic... »
Kaur with Saurabh Shukla
April 23, 2015

‘Theatre is more interactive today’

In a particular scene in “Two to Tango, Three to Jive”, Achint Kaur coughs endlessly while on stage with Saurabh Shukla when someone from the audience actually gets up to offer her some water; unti... »
Richard Flanagan
April 23, 2015
Telling Voices

The paradox of love and death

Richard Flanagan’s parents told him and his siblings a story about a Latvian man who after the war, “…went back to his village and he found his wife was dead. He refused to believe that and search... »
Mahesh Bhatt. Photo: S.S. Kumar
April 23, 2015

‘Art should retain the power to rock the boat’

It was 1991 and Mahesh Bhatt’s “Sadak” was making news because of Maharani, the first eunuch villain in Hindi films. Seasoned filmmaker Shakti Samanta, who was the head of the Central Board of Fil... »
Amritha Murali
April 23, 2015

Delicateness of detail

Amritha Murali, a Chennai-based youngster regaled the music lovers in the Capital with a meditative and soothing vocal recital. Amritha’s concert was organised on the first day of the two-day music... »
A scene from
April 23, 2015

The race is not over

I could not hold back my tears while watching “Selma”, a movie that highlights the infamous episode 50 years ago in Selma, Alabama state. The marchers demanding voting rights for African Americans... »
A scene from the play.
April 23, 2015

A shoe raised in protest

In 2008, during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraqi journalist Muntadhar Al-Zaidi’s unique protest took the shape of his shoes, which he hurled at the then President of United States of America, G... »
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April 23, 2015
Blast from the past

Imtihaan (1974)

Surprisingly, in the glorious annals of Hindi cinema there are only a handful of films based on stories structured exclusively around life on college campus. Even fewer are those which portray dive... »