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Merging documentary, fiction and mythology

Vasantha Yoganathan uses landscapes, still life and staged scenes in a contemporary reimagining of the Ramayana

Election songs: a mirror to India’s democracy

The political film is a rare animal in Bollywood; the political song even rarer. But there’s a particular oddity that used to appear sometimes on scre

The past, present and future of dhrupad

Pandit Uday Bhawalkar will showcase his vocal mastery at a special early morning concert this Sunday

Making art accessible

An ongoing show is encouraging its visitors to see, touch, feel and create their own artistic works on the spot

A day of films

Watch offbeat short films at Paradox of Fiction International Film Festival

Avengers: Endgame amid the Marvel blockbuster juggernaut

As the Avengers series juggernaut rolls into its final lap, fans can be assured another seat-hugger and the Marvel Comics Universe can expect another box-office blockbuster.

‘It will be a superlative love story’: Vishnu and Bibin

As ‘Oru Yamandan Premakadha’ reaches theatres next week, actors and writers Bibin George and Vishnu Unnikrishnan hope to repeat their success as scenarists

On-screen politico

Bollywood for years has depicted the rank and ruthless underbelly of politics and politicians on screen

When Kunal Kamra walks into a bar...

The stand-up comic on politics, more politics, and only politics in humour

‘Dithee’ review: Ebb and flow of loss

In Dithee, faith is a healer, god a proxy therapist for a desperate soul

How Jordan Peele subverts the white gaze

The striking parallels between Peele’s allegories of race in America and India’s entrenched caste divisions are impossible to ignore

Doordarshan is giving a leg-up to independent bands

How the national broadcaster is helping Indian bands access larger audiences, with its new programme, ‘Rock the Night’

This Bengaluru-based art school is giving wings to dancers

The Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts comes to town to conduct auditions

'Jersey' review: A film to savour

Gowtam Tinnanuri presents an endearing sports drama backed by strong performances

A mélange of cultures

Showcasing different art forms, “Connections” brought to fore thought provoking musical ideas

Salutation to Mother Earth

Aesthetically mounted, Prerana Shrimali expressed her love for nature through her signature abhinaya

‘Vellai Pookal’ review: From cop to bottom

Vivekh’sserious outing could have done well with more pace and zing

When the beats go live

After captivating audiences at gigs in the city, city-based beatboxer is set to take things up a notch with his performance on Facebook live for Vh1 Listen

A meeting of two great ancient cultures: Deborah Cheetham

Soprano Deborah Cheetham, who performed in Delhi recently as part of the Australia Fest, talks about her Aboriginal roots and her amazing musical journey

Calcutta chronicles

Before heading to the 58th Venice Biennale, photographer Soham Gupta shares why he loves to capture the city in the dead of the night

Mr Cardamom on making a viral rap video with Madhur Jaffrey

New York-based Zohran Mamdani spills the tea on his fierce grandmother, Bollywood music and how he collaborated with actor and food writer Madhur Jaffrey

Where Gabbar appeals to vote!

In Dausa, Bahurupiyas have been roped in to encourage women voters to exercise their franchise

Theatre Nisha revives ‘The Trojan Women’

The Chennai production promises a commentary on war that is as relevant it was in 415 BC, when Euripides wrote the Greek tragedy

‘Kanchana 3’ review: A loud, preposterous, offensive horror-comedy

A dumb villain and dumber characters team up to make a soulless film.

‘Mehandi Circus’ review: A simple, effective love story

This love story takes place at a time when Ilaiyaraaja songs filled tea stalls and Rajini-Kamal posters dominated the streets

Quiz | Winter is coming: how well do you know your Game of Thrones?

HBO's critically acclaimed Game of Thrones back for its eighth and final season, with the first episode 'Winterfell' premiering early on April 15, IST. Have you been faithfully watching all its previous seven seasons? Take our quiz to find out how much you remember (or whether you're Jon Snow, because, you know nothing).

An ode to the sarod queen

Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt was in sublime form as he played Mohan Veena in the memory of Sharan Rani Mathur

Celebrating a rare bond

At a time when Kashmir is the focus of attention, Benoy K Behl’s film “The Monasteries of Rinchen Zangpo” will show the syncretic culture of its peopl

Psychiatrists raise objection to title of Kangana Ranaut-starrer 'Mental Hai Kya'

Write to Censor Board, PMO; say title is ‘discriminative, stigmatising, degrading and inhuman in projecting mental disorders’

Zombie film to compete for Cannes prize

The festival will open with Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die

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