Saturday, December 15, 2018
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02 Dec 2018

Road-trip buddy

02 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

American film director Peter Farrelly’s Green Book is based on the true story of two men — African-American classical pianist Dr Don Shirley, played by Mahershala Ali, and Italian-American Tony Lip, played by Viggo Mortensen — who happen to travel together from Manhattan to Deep South, and eventually became friends.

IFFI falters, but cinema wins

02 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

Without mincing words, let it be stated that the International Film Festival of India, Goa, is certainly not the most well organised festival in the world, or even the country.

Grudge that led to finger-licking fare

02 Dec 2018 | 1:55 AM

For some, an innocuous comment tinged with long-held regret spurs a concerted effort to alleviate the remorse.

25 Nov 2018

The happiness in being single

25 Nov 2018 | 1:00 AM

Why should there be shame in being single?” asks Col Abhinav Malhotra. “My elder daughter got married at 37. My family — conservative Punjabis — constantly pressurised me to get her ‘married off,’ but I encouraged her to make her own decisions.”

Winter’s warmth

25 Nov 2018 | 1:00 AM

What can be more blissful on a chilly winter evening than a bowl of steaming soup? It’s a pity that most Indians order soup only when eating out and usually do not venture beyond cream of tomato, mushrooms, broccoli or clear consommés.

Sexism at work is worse than we think

25 Nov 2018 | 1:00 AM

Even in 2018, prejudice towards women in powerful roles is widespread — but new research claims the problem is worse than statistics might indicate.

Swan Lake to Hansika

25 Nov 2018 | 1:00 AM

Tchaikowski’s 19th century ballet Swan Lake, based on the timeless love story between Prince Siegfried and Odette, who was turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer, remains one of the most endearing tributes to the Russian dance form.

Many narratives of the massacre

25 Nov 2018 | 1:00 AM

The firing at Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar on Baisakhi in 1919 was a tragedy. All nationalists believed it to was a ‘calculated piece of inhumanity’. Interestingly, the British Disorders Inquiry Committee set up under William Hunter also criticised the massacre.

Complaint without a cause

25 Nov 2018 | 1:00 AM

I have had a dispute with a manufacturer of a water purifier for some time.

What the bird prophesised

25 Nov 2018 | 1:00 AM

The parables in this book trigger memories deep within us all.

As you date, so shall you reap

25 Nov 2018 | 1:00 AM

One minute you’re raving about your new #bae and all of the niche boxes they tick — “enjoys crime podcasts, identifies as gluten-free” — the next, you realise you’re sitting opposite a total stranger drinking lukewarm beer and wondering why on earth you swiped right.

The seeds of inspiration

25 Nov 2018 | 1:00 AM

Hiroshima-born, New York-based film director-producer Hiroshi Sunairi’s world has no boundaries.

Absence: Elephant in the room

25 Nov 2018 | 1:00 AM

When a man leaves home to never come back, the ‘left-behinds’ are women who survive the abandonment, often by finding refuge in the desolation of the same home.

11 Nov 2018

Bhang ka rang

11 Nov 2018 | 1:43 AM

In popular mind, bhang aka hash, marijuana, grass and cannabis is associated with an intoxicating drink or smoke.

A world of stories, for young & old

11 Nov 2018 | 1:43 AM

The eight edition of Kathakar — International Storytellers Festival is here with stories from across the globe.

In remembrance of slain heroes

11 Nov 2018 | 1:43 AM

THE POPPIES BLOW:This poem penned by Canadian doctor John McCrae as he sat in an ambulance near the battle-scarred fields of Ypres, Belgium, in 1915 is a poignant reminder of the horrors and futility of war.

Light shades of sombre

11 Nov 2018 | 1:43 AM

There are never any “good” wars.

Surviving the wounds of fate

11 Nov 2018 | 1:43 AM

Strap: The onus of an Amritsar-like tragedy falls as much on people as much on the organisers

Life of Christ in Mughal painting

11 Nov 2018 | 1:43 AM

After Easter, the (Jesuit) Fathers moved from their inn, which was crowded and inconvenient, to the house which the King (Akbar) had offered them in the precincts of the palace.

Battling counterfeit woes online

11 Nov 2018 | 1:43 AM

Recently, I ordered a pair of shoes from an online store.

Game on, 1,000 years later

11 Nov 2018 | 1:43 AM

Work kept Vinita Sidhartha, a journalist, busy while her kids were home with her grandmother, and happily so.

Efflorescence of Florence

11 Nov 2018 | 1:43 AM

When you step on Italian soil you enter into timelessness.

The many worlds of Iran

11 Nov 2018 | 1:43 AM

Weaving a grim chapter from the history of atrocities carried out by one of the most brutal organisations of the world, ISIS forms the background of Malayalam filmmaker Pampally’s debut feature film Sinjar.

It begins and ends on stage

11 Nov 2018 | 1:43 AM

Much like her controversial film Lipstick Under My Burkha, Aahana Kumra’s new play, Dekh Behen, has an all-woman cast too.

28 Oct 2018

The king mustn't be dethroned

28 Oct 2018 | 2:37 AM

PAST MISTAKES:We do not know why Emperor Ashoka (historically the first head of the state of subcontinent India) had settled on the lion as his state emblem way back in third century BC.

Finger-licking fish

28 Oct 2018 | 2:37 AM

After nine days of virtuous, and somewhat forced vegetarianism for some, those fond of flesh in our family and friends have relapsed to non-vegetarianism with a vengeance.

Ensure insurance is not thrust on you

28 Oct 2018 | 2:37 AM

I had applied for a home loan from a bank.

The art of fine penmanship

28 Oct 2018 | 2:37 AM

Ever since two years ago US-settled Chandigarh girl Ajab Rajvir Jandiala set out to hone her handwriting skill with the quill, she has been playing music with her script.

A run to hell & back

28 Oct 2018 | 2:37 AM

Four years back her dreams and career were both in tatters. Indian sprinter Dutee Chand was banned from running.

Bricks of harmony

28 Oct 2018 | 2:37 AM

Kolkata-born designer and travel photographer Sanjay Das happened to travel to his hometown 40 years after he had made Delhi his home.

The genius & eccentricity of Rosetsu

28 Oct 2018 | 2:37 AM

He (Rosetsu) was a subject of the Yodo fiefdom, and after becoming a follower of (the master painter) Okyo commuted every morning from Yodo to Okyo’s house.

Forlorn footwear on the Danube

28 Oct 2018 | 2:37 AM

The Danube promenade in Hungary’s capital Budapest is both spectacular and serene.

Shakespeare, as you like it

28 Oct 2018 | 2:37 AM

Thus reads the curse on William Shakespeare’s grave at the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon-Avon.

A quiet romantic drama

28 Oct 2018 | 2:37 AM

One of the films that stood out at the recent London Film Festival was Mia Hansen-Love’s French film Maya.

Tales from afar

28 Oct 2018 | 2:37 AM

From November 1, the curtains will go up on the four-day Dharamsala International Film Festival 2018.