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Sunday, August 29, 2004
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Fading drumbeats of dissent
Why isn't there much protest music in India, while there is so much to protest about, wonders SHIVANI CHAUDHRY.
Feel for the times
Filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta has been consistently producing something new for the last three decades. His soon-to-be released "Swapner Din" looks at the fallout of the Gujarat violence. He talks to RANJITA BISWAS about his films and filmmaking. A poet, sometime professor of Economics, and a prolific film maker with a knack for sweeping the awards at the National Awards and film festivals abroad, Buddhadeb Dasgupta is one of the most important filmmakers in the post-Ray era, Excerp ts from an interview:
FACE TO FACE
`There is a dialogue between the material in the magazine as well as between reader, writer and critic.'
Light and sound ... in Greece
`It is a dream for any performer to be able to perform here, an experience that transports one to another era.'
Harvesting for the future?
Gone are the days of plenty in this part of Kerala. The story of Palakkad is an example of what is happening to the once water-rich State, says SREEDEVI MOHAN.
Affront to humanity
Does the death penalty act as a deterrent to other criminals? When studies disprove this, why aren't we moving towards abolition of the death sentence, asks MOHINI GIRI.
Can men be the allies of feminism?
Yes they can, argues NIGHAT GANDHI, because feminism is a philosophy and a movement for ending all forms of oppression, including that which is gender-based. In fact, gender-sensitive men should very much feel a part of this movement, she says.
Translating the world
UMA MAHADEVAN-DASGUPTA listens as Homi Bhabha and Amitav Ghosh talk about translation and language at a reading of Ghosh's latest work.
In 1980, one could not possibly have imagined over 1.9 million people would come to this festival in 2004. And, that it would make it to the Guinness Book, says ANAND.
Question of ethics
Live operative workshops have now become a popular teaching tool in medicine. B.S. PADMANABHAN takes a look at the pros and cons of this method.
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