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Patriarchy, Feminism, Anaarkali of Aarah

Anaarkali of Aarah uproots the idea that a prostitute has no consent

I saw the film in patriarchal Haryana where it drew a standing ovation and left the audience misty-eyed.

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Jinnah, Marriage, Book Extract, Muhammad Ali Jinnah

Private matter of Mr and Mrs Jinnah's love and desires

[Book extract] The man she discovered was not the fierce and passionate lover of her dreams.

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Book Extract, Indian classical music, Amjad Ali Khan

Sarod maestro Amjad Ali Khan on what performing with classical music greats was like

[Book extract] I had been receiving invitations to music festivals from the age of 12, and had the privilege of meeting all the great musicians of the time.

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Pahlaj Nihalani, CBFC, Phillauri

Can reciting Hanuman Chalisa drive CBFC away? Asking for a friend

Phillauri has managed to 'hurt' Pahlaj Nihalani's sentiments with the recital of the Hindu devotional hymn.

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Poetry, Derek Walcott, CAPITALS

My connection with poet Derek Walcott

His poems have become a part of the poetic conscience of humanity.

ART & CULTURE

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Koffee With Karan, Indian cinema, Karan Johar, Bollywood

Why Kangana Ranaut did no wrong by calling out Karan Johar's nepotism

He needed to be told that his film background doesn’t make him a self-proclaimed God of Bollywood.

ART & CULTURE

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Conclave 17, Nandita Das, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saadat Hasan Manto

For Nandita Das, Saadat Hasan Manto embodies freedom of speech

As part of the #BigShorts for India Tomorrow series, ‘In Defence of Freedom’ makes for a compelling watch.

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Rock legends, Rock Music, Chuck berry

It wouldn't be rock 'n' roll music if it weren't for Chuck Berry

The King's memorable riffs and licks went on to establish a genre of guitar playing and vocals.

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