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Sukant Deepak

Sukant Deepak

Senior associate editor, India Todaysukant.deepak@intoday.com
The writer is journalist with India Today.

By Sukant Deepak

Singer Parmish Verma shot: Why gun culture thrives in Punjab

How fair is it to blame songs for rising gun violence, crime against women and drugs?

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'Like in life, one should not look for logic in art' - a tribute to artist Malkit Singh

The Chandigarh-based painter and vice-president of Punjab Lalit Kala Akademi died at the age of 75.

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How A Suitable Girl is treating Vikram Seth

The writer says many new characters have been born around him and lots has changed since A Suitable Boy.

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If I don’t speak out, I will lose my voice: Simran filmmaker Hansal Mehta

The director tells Sukant Deepak that we are living under an establishment that looks at cinema as only a tool for nationalist propaganda.

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This Punjabi music monarch is now Hollywood's 'Black Prince'

Singer Satinder Sartaaj talks about the challenges he faced playing the lead character in a film based on maharaja Duleep Singh’s life.

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India’s best-known potters, Mansimran and Mary Singh, wonder about the future of their art

Under an overcast sky, they talk of Andretta, the artists’ village nestled in picturesque Himachal Pradesh.

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'How can men be devoid of sympathy for the women who are victims of their violent acts?'

Filmmaker Deepa Mehta talks to Sukant Deepak about her latest project, Anatomy of Violence, which reimagines the lives of Jyoti Singh’s rapists.

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Pakistani poet-writer Ali Akbar Natiq: Mullahs have no place in religion

Our neighbour's literary superstar does not like it when critics call him the modern-day Manto.

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How India's first woman dastango found her voice in a male-dominated art form

Fouzia believes we need to stop giving native languages the second-grade citizen treatment.

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Rekha's story is a Greek tragedy that happened in the heart of Bombay

Author Yasser Usman, who has penned 'Rekha: The Untold Story' reveals what makes him write about stars past their prime.

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Why Ambala is blaming a magician for missing monsoon rains

Jadugar Aanchal dreams that one day when you type 'magician' in Google, her name will be the first one to pop up.

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I am a Punjabi and I hated Udta Punjab

Kudos to the film writers who could not decide if it was a documentary, fiction or a cocktail.

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Filmmakers and artists slam censor, show solidarity with Udta Punjab

Dadasaheb Phalke awardee Gulzar along with others stress restricting the issue to a single film is a folly.

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Zahra Haider on what she learnt having sex as a young woman in Pakistan

Her article has taken the virtual world by storm but she is hopeful South Asian men will 'grow up' one day.

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How 6 African students singing 'Patiala Peg' took YouTube by storm

The youngsters said there were some racial comments when the video was uploaded, but that they had learnt to ignore such things.

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A scholar who once petitioned for euthanasia now finds reason to live

A heartbreaking conversation with Seema Sood, a gold medallist in engineering .

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Kamla Bhasin on why 'azadi' was never Kashmir's alone

It was as a war cry against patriarchy, demanding equal rights for women through its foot tapping rhythm.

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How China 'bullied' Dhaka Art Summit to cover up work on Tibet

Artist Tenzing Sonam insisted that intolerance seemed to have spread across Asia and beyond.

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The man who lost his limbs fighting his daughter’s rapists and won

Punjabi revolutionary Bant Singh won't stop singing ballads of rape till our streets become safe for women.

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From drug abuse to heartbreak, 'Qissa Panjab' portrays the state's stark reality

The movie deserves praise for breaking new grounds.

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How Chauthi Koot quietly narrates the violent tale of Punjab

The award-winning Punjabi film explores the state's eclipsed times through the ubearable tension in the 1980s.

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Why nine Punjabi writers have returned their Sahitya Akademi award

They are protesting the academy's graveyard-like silence amid rising religious intolerance.

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Why Sardaar Ji's ghost will haunt Punjabi cinema

One wonders why the Diljit Dosanjh-Neeru Bajwa starrer has been pitched as the 'first Punjabi fantasy film'.

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