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The Anuja Chauhan interview: Author discusses her latest book Club You To Death, writing her first murder mystery
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The Anuja Chauhan interview: Author discusses her latest book Club You To Death, writing her first murder mystery

I’ve always loved the club life. As a fauji kid it’s a big part of your growing up years, says Anuja Chauhan.

Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: Alex Ross on his new book, and the chequered life and legacy of Richard Wagner
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Jaipur Literature Festival 2021: Alex Ross on his new book, and the chequered life and legacy of Richard Wagner

Wagner still remains a figure of substantial influence in films, literature, painting and music.

Firstpost presents CiNEmatters, a new podcast on the cinema of North East India and its socio-cultural nuances
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Firstpost presents CiNEmatters, a new podcast on the cinema of North East India and its socio-cultural nuances

With every episode of CiNEmatters, Firstpost hopes to inch closer to understanding why entertainment from this part of the country continues to remain largely elusive, besides examining some of its most interesting, yet lesser-known offerings.

Watch: On Day 6 of Delhi Literature Festival 2021, Durjoy Datta talks about his dystopian romance novel
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Watch: On Day 6 of Delhi Literature Festival 2021, Durjoy Datta talks about his dystopian romance novel

The discussion centered on Datta's journey as a writer, handling criticism over the years, juggling writing literary fiction and Hindi TV shows, among many other things.

Margaret Maron, acclaimed mystery writer of the Deborah Knott series, passes away aged 82
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Margaret Maron, acclaimed mystery writer of the Deborah Knott series, passes away aged 82

Maron received the North Carolina Award, the state’s highest civilian honor, in 2008, and was later inducted into the NC Literary Hall of Fame.

On Day 6 of the Delhi Literature Festival 2021, authors discuss a dystopian love story, wellness, and Guru Dutt
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On Day 6 of the Delhi Literature Festival 2021, authors discuss a dystopian love story, wellness, and Guru Dutt

From Kevin Missal's mythological fiction Hiranyakashyap to Yasser Usman's biography on Indian cinema legend, Guru Dutt — each of the five featured books and their authors also represented the diversity and range of modern Indian literature.

Watch: On Day 6 of Delhi Literature Fest 2021, Deanne Panday discusses fitness, mental and physical health
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Watch: On Day 6 of Delhi Literature Fest 2021, Deanne Panday discusses fitness, mental and physical health

Through the session, Panday addressed questions about how the coronavirus pandemic has led to an increased consciousness in navigating mental and physical health, how she cultivated her own philosophy of balance and the future trajectory of the fitness industry.

Watch: On Day 6 of Delhi Literature Festival 2021, Yasser Usman talks about Guru Dutt and his enduring enigma
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Watch: On Day 6 of Delhi Literature Festival 2021, Yasser Usman talks about Guru Dutt and his enduring enigma

The conversation took a closer look at why, even after 57 years since his passing, Guru Dutt continues to dominate conversations on Hindi cinema and captures the imaginations of cinephiles world over.

Milan Fashion Week: Borsalino presents collection inspired from the British Arts and Crafts movement
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Milan Fashion Week: Borsalino presents collection inspired from the British Arts and Crafts movement

The company, which relaunched three years ago, was in the process of scaling up production from 150,000 hats a year to a goal of half a million when the pandemic hit.

Archeologists find unscathed ceremonial chariot that survived the Mt Vesuvius eruption near Italy's Pompeii
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Archeologists find unscathed ceremonial chariot that survived the Mt Vesuvius eruption near Italy's Pompeii

The Archaeological Park of Pompeii called the chariot “an exceptional discovery” and said "it represents a unique find — which has no parallel in Italy thus far — in an excellent state of preservation.”

Chinese moviegoers flock to theatres after COVID-19 containment, spur new box office records
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Chinese moviegoers flock to theatres after COVID-19 containment, spur new box office records

Mask wearing is mandatory and moviegoers must register with a cellphone app so they can be traced in the event of an outbreak. Only every other seat is allowed to be occupied, making it even harder to obtain tickets for the most popular films.

How Moschino's movie Jungle Red redefines the imagining of runway shows that are not limited by location
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How Moschino's movie Jungle Red redefines the imagining of runway shows that are not limited by location

No longer limited by location or the narrowness of a catwalk, the fashion season has become all digital, which has been both frustrating and, for some, liberating.

The Frick, New York's plushest museum, undergoes an unexpectedly audacious transmutation
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The Frick, New York's plushest museum, undergoes an unexpectedly audacious transmutation

As the iconic museum expands, the Frick Collection has to move out for two years — into a sublet five blocks away, where it’s discovering the more modern luxury of blank walls and empty rooms.

Mumbai's BMC headquarters heritage walk: Glimpses of the iconic 128-year-old building
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Mumbai's BMC headquarters heritage walk: Glimpses of the iconic 128-year-old building

These hour-long walks are being curated by Mumbai-based Khaki Tours in collaboration with the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) and are conducted over the weekends on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Handmaid's Tale creator Bruce Miller on upcoming season, series' future: 'I feel like I could go on forever'
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The Handmaid's Tale creator Bruce Miller on upcoming season, series' future: 'I feel like I could go on forever'

Miller said he’s fascinated by what unfolds in Atwood’s 2019 companion novel, The Testaments, set 15 years later. Whether it’s going to be “part of our future, that’s a bigger question,” he said. Hulu acquired rights to the book with a sequel series in mind.

Book excerpt: In The Sickle, Anita Agnihotri foregrounds the lives of Marathwada farmers and migrant workers
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Book excerpt: In The Sickle, Anita Agnihotri foregrounds the lives of Marathwada farmers and migrant workers

Translated by Arunava Sinha, The Sickle looks at how infanticide, sexual assault, the violence of caste, feudal labour relations, and climate change have come to impact lives in western Maharashtra.