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Aug 15, 2018
A unique viewfinder: Photojournalist Kulwant Roy's legacy was nearly lost, then foundKulwant Roy's photographs offer an intimate portrait of the Indian freedom struggle and feature national heroes like Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel among others.
May 31, 2018
Watch: Kaavad, a dying Rajasthani art form, combines mythology and family histories to tell storiesA deep dive into the 400-year-old Rajasthani oral tradition of Kaavad — which involves a wooden box with painted doors and stories from mythology and folklore
May 25, 2018
For migrant labourers in Mumbai, mobile downloads are as close as they can get to their favourite movie starsFrom action to romance, Pawan Singh’s punches to Kesari Lal’s humour, dubbed versions of Telugu blockbusters to recorded orchestra music — migrant workers get their weekly dose of 70 mm entertainment on their phone screens, all for Rs 20 at their neighbourhood mobile phone shop
Apr 19, 2018
Destitute Rohingya refugees turn to drug trade; fuel influx of illegal substances into BangladeshOn a messy bed in a hut within the Kutupalong refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar, sits Munira, 30, with her two children. Munira is a Rohingya refugee; she has also acted as a drug carrier on three different occasions over the past few months.
Apr 03, 2018
Serampore's 232-year-old Denmark Tavern gets a glorious restoration: Take a look withinWith Serampore a popular pit-stop for Danish and English traders, in 1786, a British innkeeper called James Parr, opened the Denmark Tavern & Hotel. In no time at all, the tavern became a favourite among Europeans | #FirstCulture
Mar 13, 2018
Maharashtra farmers' protest: Women agitators share their stories of long and tedious struggleIndubai was walking for the right to become a land owner rather than remain a land labourer, while Vimal was part of the protest to assert the farmers' fundamental right to food.
Jan 21, 2018
Nayak: Easily one of Satyajit Ray’s most incisive and detailed studies of human natureWith Nayak, Satyajit Ray goes to the heart of the question — who is truly happy? — turning the question around on its head, and asking instead: what, in fact, is true happiness? | #FirstCulture
Jan 15, 2018
Brigadier Kapil Mohan didn't just build Old Monk brand, he was true architect of Indian liquor industryRemembering the man who built Old Monk rum into a powerful brand | #FirstCulture
Jan 14, 2018
Pa Ranjith on why his art is political: 'I want Dalit issues to be aired in a common space'Basking in the success of the Casteless Collective, the indie music group he's formed, filmmaker Pa Ranjith spoke to us about why the personal is political, and more | #FirstCulture
Dec 27, 2017
Available at Mumbai's New Persian Bakery, Christmas goodies — and community spiritThe New Persian Bakery in Mumbai offers the use of its traditional wood-fired ovens to the nearby families wishing to bake their Christmas goodies, at a nominal charge. What emerges is not just freshly baked goodies, but a stronger community as well | #FirstCulture