Culture

Revolutionary caricatures

Revolutionary caricatures

March 13, 2020

In the world of editorials, caricatures are a medium to tell hard-hitting news softly The Wire, an online news portal, recently featured a cartoon, captioned roti to a riot that depicted the recent riots in Delhi and the condition of the poor. The cartoon featured where a starvi...

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Sholapith art: A traditional Bengal craft

Sholapith art: A traditional Bengal craft

March 8, 2020

One of the traditional crafts of Bengal, sholapith art has been in practice for long and is used in various religious and social customs. It is also an eco-friendly craft which find its origin in the myths.

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Eating with hands in India

Eating with hands in India

March 4, 2020

Nearly a decade ago Oprah Winfrey, an American celebrity, commonly dubbed as the ‘queen of all media’, created an uproar in India when she wondered if Indians were‘eating with their hands’. Her remark reflected the global outlook on eating with hands as an uncivilised and...

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In conversation with PAPA CJ

In conversation with PAPA CJ

February 29, 2020

From political satires to bone tickling narratives of a middle-class lifestyle, standup comics have piping hot content for one and all. Papa CJ, one of the most celebrated Indian-origin standup comedian talks about the rising culture of standup comedy in India and around the worl...

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Disappearing arts of India

Disappearing arts of India

February 22, 2020

India’s art heritage is as diverse as its people. India is known for its rich cultural heritage from the ancient times, yet amidst all these there are art forms that are dying

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Recreating women empowerment

Recreating women empowerment

February 19, 2020

In a befitting tribute to one of India’s greatest painters, Raja Ravi Varma, a Chennai-based photographer G. Venket Ram has recreated 12 of Varma’s iconic paintings into photographs, in line with the theme of ‘celebrating the spirit of Indian Womanhood’. The project was t...

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Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet, 2020

Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet, 2020

February 4, 2020

Accessible and open to all, this year, the literary meet witnessed one of the highest-ever footfalls and hosted discerning speakers, authors and artists from around the world with over 70 exhilarating sessions. Conversations on the final day showcased a multiplicity of voices, fr...

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Curious case of linguicide

Curious case of linguicide

February 3, 2020

It is said that one cannot stand in the same river twice, as the water keeps on flowing, this is true for languages as well. Language changes every day. 

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Sanskrit newspapers on the verge of extinction?

Sanskrit newspapers on the verge of extinction?

January 31, 2020

Sanskrit holds a special importance in the global family of languages ​​as it is supposed to be the mother of the entire Indo-European group of languages. Even though efforts are being made, in India and overseas, to revive the language, several Sanskrit media houses in India...

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Is the beauty industry hurting us?

Is the beauty industry hurting us?

January 30, 2020

The internet has transformed beauty culture from an exclusive domain of models and magazines to the broad, accessible world of social media. In recent years, research shows that more women are saying that they feel beautiful, but at the same time, a vast majority of women feel th...

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