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‘Thinking of Him’: Looking into universality of Tagore’s friendship with Victoria Ocampo through an Indo-Argentine film​
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‘Thinking of Him’: Looking into universality of Tagore’s friendship with Victoria Ocampo through an Indo-Argentine film​

The film, ‘Thinking of Him’, is based on the encounter and deep spiritual, platonic friendship between Rabindranath Tagore and Victoria Ocampo, an Argentine high-society lady

Translator Daisy Rockwell on ‘Tomb of Sand’, first Hindi book to reach International Booker shortlist
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Translator Daisy Rockwell on ‘Tomb of Sand’, first Hindi book to reach International Booker shortlist

The funny, engaging and deeply original novel tells the tale of an 80-year-old woman somewhere in northern India who has slipped into deep depression after the death of her husband. Resigned from the world she turns to the wall and almost becomes a part of it, unspeaking, unmoving and unresponsive even to her dearest grandson

One life is not enough to fully understand Bharatanatyam: Geeta Chandran
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One life is not enough to fully understand Bharatanatyam: Geeta Chandran

After a hiatus of 30 months, forced upon the veteran dancer by the COVID pandemic, Chandran will be performing live for the first time on 21 May at the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre in New Delhi

How Punjabi pop music is distorting Punjabi culture and promoting culture of crime and drugs
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How Punjabi pop music is distorting Punjabi culture and promoting culture of crime and drugs

In 2019, the Punjab and Haryana High Court noted that glorification of alcohol, drugs and violence in songs affects children and has given rise to gangster culture in Punjab

For deaf and mute Mohammad Yousuf Muran in Kashmir, the dying art of woodcraft remains his voice
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For deaf and mute Mohammad Yousuf Muran in Kashmir, the dying art of woodcraft remains his voice

Despite being a specially-abled person in Jammu And Kashmir, artisan Mohammad Yousuf has not been selected for any state or national award to encourage his unmatched wood carving artwork

New expo showcases past and future of Fashion Week
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New expo showcases past and future of Fashion Week

The historic looks from the runways of Balenciaga, Versace, and Moschino, the innovative works of Dutch fashion designer Ronald van der Kemp and digital fashion house The Fabricant will feature at the exhibition starting 20 May

Food Friday | Tasting charm and tradition in Mahabaleshwar’s old-world eateries
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Food Friday | Tasting charm and tradition in Mahabaleshwar’s old-world eateries

Mahabaleshwar’s eateries like Bagicha Corner, Imperial Stores, Elsie’s Dairy & Bakery and others serve old-world charm on your plate.

How India Design 2022 made a mark this year
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How India Design 2022 made a mark this year

India Design 2022 (ID) was recently held at Okhla’s NSIC exhibition ground in Delhi. Here's how an art critic saw the exhibition that celebrates home décor and design

Pasoori: Pakistani singer Ali Sethi's love letter to South Asia
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Pasoori: Pakistani singer Ali Sethi's love letter to South Asia

Ali Sethi in his latest song 'Pasoori' tells his lover that he would set every 'majboori' on fire and drink in a flurry even if in the name of love, she has poison to offer. Here are the views of a die-hard fan of Ali Sethi on Pasoori

Happy Birthday Ruskin Bond: Some of his famous books for readers of all ages
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Happy Birthday Ruskin Bond: Some of his famous books for readers of all ages

Ruskin Bond turns 88 today. The writer has made a place in many hearts due to his engaging novels and short stories. Bond has written over 50 books for children as well as over 500 short stories, essays and novellas.

Book Review: Ruskin Bond's How to Live Your Life encourages readers to find out what they are good at
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Book Review: Ruskin Bond's How to Live Your Life encourages readers to find out what they are good at

As Ruskin Bond turns 88 today, here is a look at his book ‘How to Live Your Life’ published by HarperCollins India.

Book Review: Lammy finalist Melissa Febos’ ‘Girlhood’ makes a case for listening to one’s body
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Book Review: Lammy finalist Melissa Febos’ ‘Girlhood’ makes a case for listening to one’s body

This unique collection of essays is a tour de force, a primer for women of all age groups to understand how their past experiences are continuing to shape their lives

Meet 10-year-old Anahita Bajaj, a JK Rowling fan and now an author
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Meet 10-year-old Anahita Bajaj, a JK Rowling fan and now an author

Anahita Bajaj, a 10-year-old girl from Gurugram, is the new writer on the block having written an interesting fictional story about her adventures during her nine-month stay in her mom’s womb

SH Raza's centenary: Kiran Nadar talks about his immeasurable impact on the world of art
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SH Raza's centenary: Kiran Nadar talks about his immeasurable impact on the world of art

Raza’s impact on the world of art was immense and immeasurable, says Kiran Nadar. The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art is currently exhibiting works that explore the acclaimed painter’s evolution as an artist

Book review: Rajiv Vijayakar's Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal delves deep into the musical accomplishments of the duo
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Book review: Rajiv Vijayakar's Music by Laxmikant-Pyarelal delves deep into the musical accomplishments of the duo

For readers who grew up listening to Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s music, this book will be a trip down memory lane.

Brazilian dance star's Bolshoi exodus brings him home
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Brazilian dance star's Bolshoi exodus brings him home

Brazilian dancer David Motta, who left Moscow's Bolshoi Ballet two months ago due to the war in #Ukraine, stars in the Swan Lake ballet at Rio de Janeiro's Municipal Theatre before joining the Staatsballett in Berlin.

Milind Soman: 'Challenges always make you rethink your life and reinvent yourself'
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Milind Soman: 'Challenges always make you rethink your life and reinvent yourself'

In conversation with Firstpost, Milind Soman talks about Made In India, 90s Pop Culture and fitness in his 50s

Six yards of magic: Meet drape artist Dolly Jain, and her quest to make saree an everyday style statement
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Six yards of magic: Meet drape artist Dolly Jain, and her quest to make saree an everyday style statement

'Artists do their best when they are given a blank canvas, so for me, my models are my canvas and sarees are the paint and brush', says Dolly Jain

Transcending boundaries of art: Spanish painter Joan Miró's works come to India for the first time
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Transcending boundaries of art: Spanish painter Joan Miró's works come to India for the first time

The exhibition, Miró’s Universe, organised by the Fundació Joan Miró and the Fundación Abertis at the Spanish embassy features four paintings and a sculpture by the legendary artist

Sri Lanka needs your love and support to bounce back: Chef Dharshan Munidasa
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Sri Lanka needs your love and support to bounce back: Chef Dharshan Munidasa

The celebrated chef-restaurateur with Japanese-Sri Lankan roots wants to get the best of export back onto home plates. He chats on new hopes for his country, his passion for crustaceans and creating a crab biryani, at the anniversary of his Mumbai restaurant, Ministry of Crab