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Can we catch up with Mother Nature?

May 24, 2020 11:10:05 am

Historian Peter Frankopan on how plagues reset social relations and why this pandemic reveals a dangerous lack of global cooperation.

How actor-comic Danish Sait uses aatmanirbhar props to make people laugh

May 24, 2020 5:45:48 pm

The baby-faced actor has been morphing into an ensemble cast of characters, who pop up in his immensely popular short videos to chat about lockdown blues.

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Martin Scorsese writes: ‘Satyajit Ray’s artistry, filmmaking took my breath away’

May 24, 2020 11:21:25 am

Oscar-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese writes about the intimate image of India that Satyajit Ray’s films presented to the world

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Satyajit Ray’s actors remember his genius

May 24, 2020 11:23:37 am

From his innate understanding of his cast’s abilities to his mastery over all aspects of cinema, actors on what made the filmmaker one of the greatest of all time

'Ray's women had agency. He wanted to capture the half shades, the hardly audible notes in them'

‘Ray’s women had agency. He wanted to capture the half shades, the hardly audible notes in them’

May 24, 2020 11:26:01 am

As the celebrations for Satyajit Ray’s centenary year begin, contemporaries remember the breadth of the auteur’s genius. First up, actor Sharmila Tagore writes a tribute to the women in his films — feminists with the right to choice, sexual and intellectual freedom in a patriarchal world

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Ray was possessive of me, like a father is of his son: Soumitra Chatterjee

May 24, 2020 11:30:47 am

The 85-year-old actor shares the bond he shared with Satyajit Ray.

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Sunday Long Reads: Of consent, lockdown, migrants, art, books, nature, and more

May 17, 2020 1:12:36 pm

Here is your Sunday reading list

What will happen to our rights in the new normal?

May 17, 2020 7:00:01 am

The digital is going to become a lever by which people are going to be laid off, their jobs replaced by automation.

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The small but Kaleidoscopic world of insects

May 17, 2020 6:40:45 am

Peer into a water drop and see the whole world suspended inside it. Or, spiders’ webs strung like strings of pearls on the foliage on dewy mornings.

The importance of art in the age of coronavirus

May 17, 2020 2:09:21 pm

Studies have shown that viewing a painting, listening to music or watching a performance strengthen learning, reduce anxiety and heal trauma.

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Ruskin Bond on simple living in complicated times

May 19, 2020 11:12:54 am

"Maybe people will get a chance to discover themselves in this enforced solitude, to become more thoughtful because we can’t rush around as we used to"

How citizens are helping migrants stranded by the coronavirus lockdown

How citizens are helping migrants stranded by the coronavirus lockdown

May 19, 2020 11:31:52 am

By pitching into the crisis, the volunteers have felt the scale of deprivation acutely.

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Why our anguish is reminiscent of an older world order that refuses to yield

May 10, 2020 5:55:37 pm

We are each quarantined in our own small spaces of survival or mourning, divided from each other by this cruel disease. Divided also from a sense of calm continuity, or of time unfolding in a predictable way, we now uncertainly await the future with masks on our faces.

Return to Innocence: Why humans still respond to the tug of nature

May 10, 2020 5:57:53 pm

We are still creatures of nature, no matter how much we fiddle with our genes and try and insert robots into our systems.

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Ramayan on Doordarshan: Director Dibakar Banerjee looks back at the time that laid the ground for today

May 15, 2020 12:27:47 pm

In the midst of a pandemic that levels all — the chosen and the downtrodden — many of us fantasise about a return to a golden, simple past, but that leapfrogs over the reality of caste

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In Paris, an Indian filmmaker sees the lockdown bring fear, music and tragedy

May 10, 2020 6:47:13 pm

In his lockdown diary, Vijay Singh notes his daily 8 pm ritual: applause for healthcare workers, as his penthouse neighbour plays music, as well as how the pandemic snatched away the life and dreams of a fellow Indian in Paris

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How will we tell the story of COVID-19?

May 3, 2020 1:42:19 pm

Some illnesses are little more than anecdotes. Others grow into parables and allegories, and some become epics.