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  • August 25, 2020, Tuesday

    Ganesha in Japan: Is he worshipped in the land of the rising sun too?

    The presence of temples in Japan for deities that look and sound like Lord Ganesha point to a time when Buddhism and Hinduism ...

  • June 26, 2020, Friday

    Feeding into the feedback

    The democratisation of social media carries with it the understanding that its users will be responsible. For this reason it is ...

  • June 26, 2020, Friday

    Animal instinct

    Gaav inspires reflection on widely held, and poorly judged, ideas of what it is to be and appear and behave 'human'

  • June 19, 2020, Friday

    Wine ratings explained

    Three- and five-point ratings don't address the subject adequately, and wine producers themselves cannot be relied upon to be ...

  • June 12, 2020, Friday

    The Black Lives Matter protests and the swift change they are triggering

    Remarkably, the protests have had an impact across borders. In the United Kingdom, the statue of a slave trader was uprooted and ...

  • June 12, 2020, Friday

    Inside Dr Caligari's cabinet

    Paying attention to words thoughtfully chosen for the intertitles, and observing the actors' purposefully exaggerated moods, is ...

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    June 05, 2020, Friday

    Panther poetry

    The internationalist outlook of the Dalit Panthers has been described as fitting 'into the global mosaic of anger, protest, ...

  • June 05, 2020, Friday

    Covid's toll on women

    The lockdown has seen a sharp spike in the incidence of domestic violence, and Listen to Her, a crisp, seven-minute film, shot at ...

  • May 29, 2020, Friday

    Chronicler of distress from another time

    Mumbai-based Chittaprosad reported on the Bengal famine after he was asked by the Communist Party of India for their journal, ...

  • May 29, 2020, Friday

    Majestic inactivity

    In this screen fantasy, as also in life, the strange new circumstances put human nature to the test

  • May 22, 2020, Friday

    A long, dry summer

    A silver lining in the dark clouds of this 10-week lockdown and the attendant downturn in the economy is the possibility that ...

  • May 22, 2020, Friday

    'Port of refuge'

    I found refuge in the poetry of Tomas Tranströmer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2011

  • May 15, 2020, Friday

    Recording our time in history

    Writing requires experience, and the material to credibly insert into your text, and experience can only come with age

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    May 08, 2020, Friday

    Then and now in Chile

    In plots that are otherwise skilfully immersive, Larrain always leaves in some extraneous, even contrived, sequences that make ...

  • May 08, 2020, Friday

    Take predictions of a new, improved post-corona world with a pinch of salt

    There appears to be a sudden outbreak of good behaviour

  • May 01, 2020, Friday

    Star struck

    A candid admission about Milind Soman's enrolment with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) as a young boy has generated ...

  • May 01, 2020, Friday

    Death, but not by Covid

    The death of two iconic actors in quick succession would have been a terrible tragedy at the best of times. But this is the worst ...

  • April 24, 2020, Friday

    Zooming in on lessons

    The Daily Dose Red 2016 from Wine Park is a 100 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon that uses organic grapes from a single vineyard in ...

  • April 17, 2020, Friday

    Mother tongues revisited

    A project named Mother Tongue Twisters run by poet Mohini Gupta aims to create contemporary poetry for children in Indian ...

  • April 17, 2020, Friday

    The fascinatingly awful Turkish superhero films of a few decades ago

    Starting in the late 1960s, Turkey produced a number of low-budget, high-octane superhero and adventure movies