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Jayanta Mahapatra speaks about the role of the poet in society, why Odisha has seeped into so much of his work, and what the mark of a good poem is
At a recent meet of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai, poets reflected on the paucity of translators for regional languages and the representation of women in Indian writing | #FirstCulture
Aami movie review: Manju Warrier holds attention in an often engaging but too often risk-averse biopic
Based on the life of Kamala Das, Aami has a thoughtful, engaging tone but it is too risk-averse to be as captivating as the woman whose story it tells
Kamala Das biopic Aami runs into rough weather; plea filed in Kerala HC claims film promotes 'love jihad'
A petition was filed in the Kerala High Court alleging that Kamal-directed Malayalam film Aami based on controversial writer, late Kamala Das
An IndiGo passenger bus on Friday morning caught fire at the Chennai airport as it was returning to the airport bay after dropping off passengers.
Aami controversy: Right-wing outrage against Manju Warrier reflects growing cultural fascism in India
Manju Warrier’s assertion of nationalism, to defend her right to play the lead role in a biopic based on writer Kamala Surayya has raised eyebrows in Kerala
Vidya Balan apparently walked out of the film owing to right-wing pressure. Manju Warrier is facing the same issue after the makers signed her.
Vidya Balan walked out of Kamaluddin Muhammed's Aami, the biopic of poetess Kamala Das, last month owing to 'divergent approaches to the process'.
Kamal suspects that Vidya Balan backed out of the film because of pressure from RSS who had bashed him for standing up against the National Anthem verdict
Vidya Balan talks to Firstpost about Kahaani 2, and upcoming films like Begum Jaan and the Kamala Das biopic. She also discusses the 'madness' that drives her to fully inhabit the characters she plays on screen.