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Shoojit Sircar delves deep to explain how Sardar Udham serves as an ode to revolutionaries, immortalises Indian struggle for equality
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Shoojit Sircar delves deep to explain how Sardar Udham serves as an ode to revolutionaries, immortalises Indian struggle for equality

In an exclusive interview, director Shoojit Sircar decodes how Sardar Udham passes the test of time with flying colours in the 21st century

Ramdev's digs at modern medicine cause furore, but ugly face of Indian anti-science ideologies is nothing new
India

Ramdev's digs at modern medicine cause furore, but ugly face of Indian anti-science ideologies is nothing new

The problem is more complex than Hindu nationalism or political opportunism—though both play a role

How Bhanu Athaiya, India's first Oscar winner, changed the landscape of costume designing in the country
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How Bhanu Athaiya, India's first Oscar winner, changed the landscape of costume designing in the country

Bhanu Athaiya considered herself a director’s designer. She was disdainful of stars who tried to dictate costume decisions and of designers who put their own fame above a film’s quality.

In Sumathi Ramaswamy's book, Gandhi features as a muse in the works of several Indian artists
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In Sumathi Ramaswamy's book, Gandhi features as a muse in the works of several Indian artists

In her book Gandhi in the Gallery, Sumathi Ramaswamy explores why and how India’s modern and contemporary artists have over the past century sought out Gandhi as their muse and invested in him across a wide range of media from painting and sculpture to video installation and digital production.

Bhanu Athaiya, Oscar-winning costume designer, dies at 91 after prolonged illness
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Bhanu Athaiya, Oscar-winning costume designer, dies at 91 after prolonged illness

Bhanu Athaiya won the Best Costume Design Oscar for her work in Richard Attenborough’s 1982 film Gandhi

On Mahatma Gandhi's 151st birth anniversary, Kovind and Modi pay homage to Father of the Nation at Rajghat
India

On Mahatma Gandhi's 151st birth anniversary, Kovind and Modi pay homage to Father of the Nation at Rajghat

Gandhi Jayanti is also observed as International Day of Non-Violence after the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution to that effect on 15 June, 2007

Gandhi's journals: How the Mahatma shaped a nation's ideas through Young India, Navjivan and Harijan
Arts & Culture

Gandhi's journals: How the Mahatma shaped a nation's ideas through Young India, Navjivan and Harijan

Many, before Gandhi, had employed the press to further their cause. Many did so after him. Few have been as effective as he was in the early 1920s when Young India and Navjivan were at their zenith.

Gandhi Jayanti 2020: Prayer services, cultural events set to mark the Mahatma’s 151st birth anniversary today
India

Gandhi Jayanti 2020: Prayer services, cultural events set to mark the Mahatma’s 151st birth anniversary today

Gandhiji's birth anniversary is also marked as the International Day of Non-Violence after the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution to declare the same on 15 June, 2007

With 'draconian but porous' lockdown, India flattened GDP curve instead of COVID-19: Rajiv Bajaj tells Rahul Gandhi
India

With 'draconian but porous' lockdown, India flattened GDP curve instead of COVID-19: Rajiv Bajaj tells Rahul Gandhi

India implemented a 'draconian' lockdown that was porous and has ended up decimating its economy and flattening the GDP curve instead of that of the novel coronavirus infections, industrialist Rajiv Bajaj said on Thursday.

Shaheen Bagh is a movement for democracy and peace, the protesters shun extremist ideology, writes AMU professor Syed Raza
India

Shaheen Bagh is a movement for democracy and peace, the protesters shun extremist ideology, writes AMU professor Syed Raza

In terming the protest taking place at Shaheen Bagh as a response to the "intransigent arrogance of the state" as "counterproductive", we are not just trivialising the democratic impulse of India but also in reality allowing the flawed understanding of democracy to gain ground

Naan Sirithal movie review: Hiphop Tamizha's film has simple, sweet messaging but a wafer-thin plot
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Naan Sirithal movie review: Hiphop Tamizha's film has simple, sweet messaging but a wafer-thin plot

In Naan Sirithal, the entertainment elements are there but there is a lack of a cohesive story to package them.

Jamia students face off with Delhi Police outside varsity after youth fires at protester during anti-CAA rally; all but one detainee released
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Jamia students face off with Delhi Police outside varsity after youth fires at protester during anti-CAA rally; all but one detainee released

Thousands of people and police personnel faced off against each other near the Jamia Millia university after a man fired a pistol at a group of anti-CAA protesters

Bengal governor rebukes Barrackpore Police chief for reading newspaper during Martyrs' Day function; criticises law and order situation in state
India

Bengal governor rebukes Barrackpore Police chief for reading newspaper during Martyrs' Day function; criticises law and order situation in state

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar reprimanded Barrackpore Commissioner of Police Manoj Verma for his “improper, farcical” behavior at a function held to observe the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Hymn 'Abide With Me' dropped from list of Beating Retreat tunes, may be replaced with Vande Mataram, say reports
India

Hymn 'Abide With Me' dropped from list of Beating Retreat tunes, may be replaced with Vande Mataram, say reports

The Defence Ministry has dropped the traditional Christian hymn Abide With Me from the list of tunes to be played during the Beating Retreat ceremony

At New Delhi rally, Amit Shah accuses Gandhis of misleading people on CAA, claims Arvind Kejriwal favours 'anti-nationals'
Politics

At New Delhi rally, Amit Shah accuses Gandhis of misleading people on CAA, claims Arvind Kejriwal favours 'anti-nationals'

BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday accused Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of instigating riots by misleading people on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and sought to reassure Muslims, saying the law has no provision about taking away citizenship of minorities

Remembering Haku Shah: New retrospective pays homage to Gandhian artist, whose practice was inseparable from his political beliefs
Life

Remembering Haku Shah: New retrospective pays homage to Gandhian artist, whose practice was inseparable from his political beliefs

Haku Shah's death at the age of 84, after a long illness on 21 March last year, has stirred renewed interest in his art practice.

Partition was a historic swindle that India, Pakistan and Bangladesh must see through; steps to undo British wrongdoing necessary
India

Partition was a historic swindle that India, Pakistan and Bangladesh must see through; steps to undo British wrongdoing necessary

A historical united people’s struggle led by patriotic, modern-minded leaders, like Mustafa Kemal of Turkey or the leaders of Japan after the Meiji Restoration, will be required for bringing about a transformation to lift India from the ranks of underdeveloped to developed countries

Watch: Class 12 Kerala student translates Rahul Gandhi's speech from English to Malayalam; wins over internet
India

Watch: Class 12 Kerala student translates Rahul Gandhi's speech from English to Malayalam; wins over internet

Gandhi was inaugurating a science lab in a school in his parliamentary constituency Wayanad on Thursday and asked students to volunteer for translating his speech from English to Malayalam when Safa Sebin, a Class 12 student stepped up

Narendra Modi to attend ASEAN Summit in Bangkok today; meeting with counterparts from Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar on the cards
World

Narendra Modi to attend ASEAN Summit in Bangkok today; meeting with counterparts from Thailand, Indonesia, Myanmar on the cards

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Bangkok on Sunday, after arriving in the Thai capital on Saturday for a three-day visit