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PIX’s Personal Paradigms demonstrates how actions taken in private domain can change public spheres, start important conversations
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PIX’s Personal Paradigms demonstrates how actions taken in private domain can change public spheres, start important conversations

In putting together these bodies of photographic work in this issue of PIX’s Personal Paradigms, the editorial team does allow for the reading that everything isn’t as it is: that the simple act of recovering deeply-buried family albums can topple truths.

How Robert Wise's 1949 boxing film The Set-Up underscores the impossibility of the Great American Dream
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How Robert Wise's 1949 boxing film The Set-Up underscores the impossibility of the Great American Dream

The Set-Up (1949) centres on Stoker, a 35-year-old boxer riding on a string of failures, getting ready for what may be his last shot at success.

Why addressing compassion fatigue amid the coronavirus crisis is crucial to navigating such extraordinary times
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Why addressing compassion fatigue amid the coronavirus crisis is crucial to navigating such extraordinary times

In one of his Patriot Act episodes last year, American comic Hasan Minhaj succinctly summarised compassion fatigue as having '50 tabs open in our mental browser and we’re about to crash.'

The Friday List: From an Indo-Korean concert to Quissebaazi, your weekly calendar of virtual events
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The Friday List: From an Indo-Korean concert to Quissebaazi, your weekly calendar of virtual events

Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.

Saroj Khan, ace choreographer, was captured in a documentary. Saroj Khan, the person, reached far beyond
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Saroj Khan, ace choreographer, was captured in a documentary. Saroj Khan, the person, reached far beyond

“It has been a long struggle with many ups and downs in my personal life,” Saroj Khan told Nidhi Tuli. “The dances I compose and direct do not show the tears and the heartbreaks in my life.”

Following JK Rowling's essay, Harry Potter fan sites distance from author, reject transphobic beliefs
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Following JK Rowling's essay, Harry Potter fan sites distance from author, reject transphobic beliefs

Harry Potter fan websites The Leaky Cauldron and Mugglenet distance from author JK Rowling, using their platforms to 'counteract the harm she has caused'

Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: The groundbreaking defiance of Nagraj Manjule's Fandry
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Indian cinema and the Dalit identity: The groundbreaking defiance of Nagraj Manjule's Fandry

Fandry is a rigorous cinematic exercise for viewers to contemplate on: what kind of society we have become; what kind of cinema this society has produced; and what kind of society cinema has constructed, in which a man is denied love just because he is Dalit.

I'll Be Gone In the Dark: HBO adaptation of Michelle McNamara's book could reflect best and worst of true crime genre
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I'll Be Gone In the Dark: HBO adaptation of Michelle McNamara's book could reflect best and worst of true crime genre

As much cautionary tale as public service, Michelle McNamara's I'll Be Gone In the Dark — on the hunt for the Golden State Killer — gets the docuseries treatment courtesy HBO

In lockdown, a summer without another gaze, meeting my body without criticism
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In lockdown, a summer without another gaze, meeting my body without criticism

Nowadays, my kitten’s is the only opinion that matters. And he has no concept of judging someone based on their body.

As COVID-19 brings uncertainty, stress for teachers, it's time we foster mechanisms that support them
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As COVID-19 brings uncertainty, stress for teachers, it's time we foster mechanisms that support them

With the changing face of educational systems and processes, it is important to acknowledge the systemic and structural underpinnings of teacher and educator stress that are very unique to this time period.

A new bill puts commercial surrogacy to an end. Here's how it shaped the lives of women in a Gujarat clinic
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A new bill puts commercial surrogacy to an end. Here's how it shaped the lives of women in a Gujarat clinic

Primarily home-makers or migrant workers, the surrogates at the Akansha Hospital and Research Institute earn nearly 10 times as much as they would be paid as labourers

Psychotherapist Julia Samuel's new book explores the certainty of change, and how to better embrace it
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Psychotherapist Julia Samuel's new book explores the certainty of change, and how to better embrace it

A book like This Too Shall Pass becomes a much-needed entryway into understanding multiple emotional trials and traumas that a person undergoes, and the importance of acknowledging each one of these phases occurring in life.

India's handloom, handicraft sectors have resilience to combat COVID-19 crisis setbacks. But they need calculated support
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India's handloom, handicraft sectors have resilience to combat COVID-19 crisis setbacks. But they need calculated support

The handloom and handicrafts sectors will be drawing on their rich-but-checkered past, which previously saw them through prejudices and shortsighted policies, to work their way through the crisis posed by the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown as well.

In 'Why Men Rape', writer Tara Kaushal conducts a rigorous investigation into sexual violence in India
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In 'Why Men Rape', writer Tara Kaushal conducts a rigorous investigation into sexual violence in India

Why Men Rape — An Indian Undercover Investigation, a new book authored by Tara Kaushal, deconstructs the very complex subject of rape, chipping away at the falsehoods patriarchy has perpetrated

On World Social Media Day, revisiting Ingrid Goes West — equal parts cautionary tale and chronicle of a zeitgeist
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On World Social Media Day, revisiting Ingrid Goes West — equal parts cautionary tale and chronicle of a zeitgeist

The Instagram-obsessed protagonist of 2017's Ingrid Goes West holds up a mirror to our own relationship with social media

Online initiative by organisers of Jaipur Literature Festival and HarperCollins India to explore literature produced in Indian languages
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Online initiative by organisers of Jaipur Literature Festival and HarperCollins India to explore literature produced in Indian languages

Each of the eight episodes in the first season of Words are Bridges will start off with readings from works of Indian literature followed by a discussion between the author and translator.

Cirque du Soleil files for bankruptcy protection as COVID-19 forces circus operator to cancel shows, lay off artistes
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Cirque du Soleil files for bankruptcy protection as COVID-19 forces circus operator to cancel shows, lay off artistes

Cirque du Soleil has struggled to keep its business running amid coronavirus restrictions, forcing it to lay off about 95 percent of its workforce.

In Boys from Good Families, writer Usha KR's obsessive eye for detail undermines larger social themes
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In Boys from Good Families, writer Usha KR's obsessive eye for detail undermines larger social themes

In Boys from Good Families, Usha KR’s verbosity wrestles uncomfortably with her social and moral messaging, proving to be counterproductive in establishing the larger picture that often goes amiss.

Broadway theatres to extend coronavirus-related shutdown, will remain closed until January 2021
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Broadway theatres to extend coronavirus-related shutdown, will remain closed until January 2021

Thirty-one Broadway shows were in production when the shutdown began. Those that come back are expected to resume over a series of rolling dates in early 2021, the Broadway League said in a statement.