Sukant Deepak

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is journalist with India Today.

VARIETY

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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?

ART & CULTURE

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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.

ART & CULTURE

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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.

ART & CULTURE

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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.

ART & CULTURE

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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.

ART & CULTURE

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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.

ART & CULTURE

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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.

ART & CULTURE

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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.

ART & CULTURE

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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.

ART & CULTURE

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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.