Indian Art & Culture – Latest Opinion on Indian Culture, modern art

ART & CULTURE

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ART & CULTURE

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Reading, Library, Kindle, Physical book

Why we must not let physical books die

Physical books are up against a powerful, endlessly seductive force: tech culture.

ART & CULTURE

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Urdu Poetry, Progressive writers, Habib Jalib

Remembering poet Habib Jalib and his fight for a free Pakistan

He spoke out against the use of religion as a tool to legitimise dictatorship.

ART & CULTURE

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Kerala, Sex workers, Book Extract

A sex worker on why Malayali men are the worst to women

[Book extract] In Kerala, even a sixty-four-year-old woman like me won’t be able to find a house.

ART & CULTURE

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Ryan Tedder, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, OneRepublic

Why the OneRepublic show failed to generate much hype in India

While current superstars such as Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran and Rihanna have adopted to newer styles, American pop rock band has stuck to their hit formula.

ART & CULTURE

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Eminem, Music, Raftaar, Hindi rappers

What hanging out with Hindi rappers taught me

The evolution of vernacular rap in India is going to be a hugely exciting thing to follow.

ART & CULTURE

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ART & CULTURE

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Kal Penn, Racism, Hollywood, Priyanka Chopra

The deep rooted racism in Hollywood

South Asian actors have scripted a short history of their own.

ART & CULTURE

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Kashmir, Sanskrit, Rājataraṅgiṇī, Kalhana

The 'demise' of Kashmiri

[Book excerpt] Kalhana's Rājataraṅgiṇī — the oldest record of Kashmir's history — shows how the cosmopolitan became the vernacular.

ART & CULTURE

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Male dominance, Film industry, Indian films, Cinematography

Why cinematography is still a male-dominated field in India

There are about only 80 women working in cinematography and related fields in the country today.