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Anu menon, Amazon prime, Vidya Balan, Shakuntaladevi

When Vidya Balan plays a human computer

The Vidya Balan-led biopic on the wondrous mathematician Shakuntala Devi will be Amazon Prime’s second Hindi release after Gulabo Sitabo.

ART & CULTURE

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Anil Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Nayak, Sooryavansham

Will nostalgia be able to beat lockdown blues?

Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were. However, the time in the history of the world where the bygone is recalled can do wonders.

ART & CULTURE

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American cultural freedom, Cultural influence, Bollywoood, Freedomofexpression

Freedom Economy: How India can beat China at the content game

China may be good at the hardware economy, but we should harness our freedom economy.

ART & CULTURE

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V shantaram, Mohammed rafi, Title songs, Bollywood

What makes the Bollywood title song eternal

The title song is amongst the many subgenres that exist in the delightful world of Hindi film music, especially till the mid-70s. Though not extinct yet, they are certainly on their way out.

ART & CULTURE

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Northeast India, Sayani gupta, Nicholas kharkongor, Axone

Axone: A feast for the senses from the Northeast

By following a day in the life of Northeastern characters in the capital, Kharkongor shows us the prejudices they face, the and the issues they grapple with on a daily basis.

ART & CULTURE

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Artificial Intelligence, Satyajit Ray, Pather panchali, Film colourisation

The colour of film nostalgia

In a scenario where even officially older films are a mess to watch with DVDs and Blurays butchering their aspect ratios, the trauma of witnessing colourisation of some of the seminal classics is far from over.

ART & CULTURE

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Frank sinatra, Elvis presley, Golden Globe, British singer

Engelbert Humperdinck: How a shy Madras boy became pop heart-throb

This month, Engelbert turned 84. But his music has transcended time and generations and his voice continues to reach out to people – serving to transport and inspire, to embrace and to provoke emotions.

ART & CULTURE

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Gulabo sitabo, Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Cinema halls

What the future of cinema halls looks like

With the world fast adapting to the changes unleashed by the pandemic, the film industry needed to re-look at its mechanism. The same way cinema halls also need to adapt.

ART & CULTURE

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Maqbool, Salaam bombay, Irrfan khan death, Irrfankhan

The enduring legacy of an icon

Few can stake the same claim as Irrfan, who at the time of his death was one of the best-known Indians in the world of cinema.

ART & CULTURE

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Bollywoood, Asha Bhosle, Op nayyar, Lata Mangeshkar

Why there cannot be another Talat Mahmood

What makes Talat Mahmood's voice unique, beyond replication?