The obsession with slapstick humour is ingrained in every Indian because of years of socialisation and conditioning to a myopic definition of comedy.
Here’s hoping that The Salesman and other films by Asghar Farhadi and his ilk inspire not just filmmakers to pursue that kind of excellence, but also creates an audience that truly appreciates such cinema.
Ways of seeing: Vibha Galhotra’s exhibition says that the Apocalypse need not be an event, if you care to look differently
Delhi-based, Vibha Galhotra, through her exhibition [IN]SANITY IN THE AGE OF REASON, is trying to perhaps ask, and find some answers.
This, I have come to conclude, is an act of love. There is no hint of reproach, indeed only a harping on how we, my brother and I, should be there for our kids. And that little laugh when she first hears our voice.
Around the heart in 80 dates: 24 dating hacks that will help you be better company, for an evening or life
We are inundated with so many hacks nowadays — life hacks, maths hacks, beauty hacks, study hacks, work hacks, fashion hacks and even kitchen hacks. All of them are designed to make our lives a wee bit easier. So why not apply the same rules to dating to make it much more painless and fun?
Sumana Roy’s first book, How I Became a Tree (Aleph Book Company), is perhaps, that tilt in the bridge.
I found myself asking that question repeatedly as I flipped through Murder in Mahim — Jerry Pinto’s whodunit/mystery novel set in Mumbai.
Rishi Kapoor's Khullam Khulla Live: On stage, he travels light having offloaded baggage through his book
Rishi Kapoor has worn a lot of hats (and sweatshirts) in his almost five-decade long career. From being a pudgy fellow who ripped his pants to becoming a romantic hero who at one time starred opposite all new heroines, he has been a part of several blockbusters; sometimes helming them, many a time playing second fiddle. He also dabbled with production and direction, not always with the success that he would’ve liked.
Hyderabad's Lamakaan turns 7 and goes digital: Founder Ashhar Farhan discusses this 'critical space'
“There are accidents which propel you in a certain way.” says Ashar Farhan when asked to recount the beginnings of the vibrant culture space “Lamakaan” that he along with his wife Humera Ahmed and friends Elahe Hiptoola and Brij Matthew started in 2010.
An ordinary Friday turned out to be not so ordinary, when 20-year-old Gurmehar Kaur agreed to meet me. Peeking from behind her phone at a nondescript beauty parlour in suburban Mumbai, Gurmehar Kaur was perhaps the most wonted 20-something I had ever met.
Anybody in Austin who’s seeing Menwhopause again will notice they don’t have singer Sarabjit Chadha nor their guitarist IP Singh, the psychedelic swirls are now being provided by Ahuja and drumwork by Thakur and bassist Randeep Singh on vocals.
Women’s strikes and solidarity strikes in the past have worked where other forms of advocacy have failed. On International Women's Day 2017, the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development put together these infographics that look at some of the strikes by women that changed our world — for the better.
Queens Hain Hum, that released on 28 November, is about the ‘me time’ of five women who call themselves the Queens
The biggest draw at NH7 Weekender is Steven Wilson, the former Porcupine Tree frontman, without a doubt. No one in the current lineup commands the same kind of fandom he does.
What is it that keeps the magic of Harry Potter alive? How has the story evolved and endured, from books to beyond? How has JK Rowling, quite cleverly, kept up interest in her characters?
If Rio is lucky enough to avoid any major incidents, the doomsayers will be forgotten once the athletes start collecting their Olympics medals.
Five photographers from Pakistan visited Mumbai in a cultural exchange programme. Here's what they enjoyed training their lens on most:
The startling topic that Nicola Barker has chosen for her latest offering is hard to imagine: the strange and sublime life of Sri Ramakrishna Paramhansadeva
Finding My Way is a beautiful work of art and stories in which Pradhan Gond artist Venkat Raman Singh Shyam and writer S Anand form a sonorous confluence.
The fire management expert discusses India's history with fire, the issues surrounding the Uttarakhand fire and the role of forest fires in global warming.