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

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.

Why the defacement of Winston Churchill's statue in London stirs Bengalis 77 years since the famine
Lifestyle

Why the defacement of Winston Churchill's statue in London stirs Bengalis 77 years since the famine

While there are massive statues of Winston Churchill commemorating his 'historical significance', acknowledgment of the Bengal Famine, let alone any memorialisation of it, has been ostentatiously forgone

In search of graves: One man's unique approach to documenting the role of Indian soldiers in World War I
Life

In search of graves: One man's unique approach to documenting the role of Indian soldiers in World War I

KJS Chatrath has photographed 2000 gravestones for documentation, but the scope of his research on World War I goes beyond graveyards, delving into aspects like how the soldiers lived and what problems they faced.

On Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay's death anniversary, a look at his views on Hindu society, colonial India
Life

On Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay's death anniversary, a look at his views on Hindu society, colonial India

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay's ideas on contemporary Hindu society and culture reveal a curious mix of liberalism and conservatism.

Baahubali producers Arka Mediaworks option Manu S Pillai's The Ivory Throne for screen adaptation
Life

Baahubali producers Arka Mediaworks option Manu S Pillai's The Ivory Throne for screen adaptation

Pillai's novel which bagged several awards including the Tata Literature Live! Best Debut (Non-fiction) Prize is a retelling of the life and work of Sethu Lakshmi Bayi, the last queen of the House of Travancore

Queen Victoria, re-examined: In The English Maharani, Miles Taylor looks anew at her legacy, rule in India
Life

Queen Victoria, re-examined: In The English Maharani, Miles Taylor looks anew at her legacy, rule in India

Miles Taylor, the author of the The English Maharani, speaks about writing of Queen Victoria as being invested and interested in India and its people

From courtesans to prostitutes: Tracing the devolution of the profession
India

From courtesans to prostitutes: Tracing the devolution of the profession

The nonchalance with which the word ‘prostitute’ is used by our politicians arouses a sense of discomfort at the ignorance pervading our political system.

Five lessons we learned about India from Shashi Tharoor's Oxford speech
Life

Five lessons we learned about India from Shashi Tharoor's Oxford speech

Not only do India and the British have a past, they have a very gory past as Shashi Tharoor reminded us with his speech at the Oxford Union.We share with Britain a history of being oppressed for centuries, of bloody massacres, mass arrests, the suppression of democratic rights and the supplanting of our own culture to serve the British interests.