Soumik Datta Rhythms of India

London-based sarod maestro travels across India for his web-series, in collaboraton with BBC , to find unrecognised tribal and folk musicians of India.

INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK

Sheetal Mallar Transients

Fascinated with the construction and deconstruction of personas and spaces, Sheetal Mallar talks in detail about her debut photography exhibit, Transients.


Short Take

Short Take

William Dalrymple, Author

Why do you write non-fiction?
I remember this one fiction story I wrote as a young boy, and it was terrible! So I turned to non-fiction.

How did you venture towards historical writing in particular?
My first three books are all travelogues. I only started writing history when I had children and I no longer travelled.

Thoughts on historical writing in India?
For some reason, in India you have a very odd divide where-by you have serious historians only writing in ugly academic prose, and then you have some popular authors who are not academically qualified, but are writing the hero-worshipping stuff.

 


A good web series stops catering to the perceived expectation of the invisible viewer and maintains its integrity, and is a story told well. The writing is the key.

Anurag Kashyap

Debut Authors at Jaipur Literature Festival

A Platform guide for a few of the most interesting debut authors at the upcoming JLF.

Permeated Absence

A solo show by Dhruvi Acharya at Nature Morte



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    Literature

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    Amitav Ghosh: Caught in a Daydream

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    Jagdip Jagpal: Fair Play

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    Film

    Dialogue 2

    Inside the Writers' Room: Alankrita Shrivastava

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    Inside the Writers' Room: Varun Grover

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    Saurabh Mahajan: Nimboo

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    NIkhil Chopra: The Artist and The Act

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    Prashant Nair: Tryst with Destiny

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    Film

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    Ronny Sen: Cat Sticks

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    Vikram Kushwah: The Education I Never Had

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    Let's Art

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    Lifestyle

    Name Place Animal Thing

    Kalki Koechlin: At Home With

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    ELD

    Samyukta Nair: Jamavar & Bombay Bustle