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Deceit of Modern Love

Watching Modern Love, an eight-episode anthology series based on the popular New York Times weekly column, is a disorienting experience. How is it possible to be both enlightened and disappointed at once? I detested and devoured the eight episodes in less than a day. I hated that I liked these self-satisfied little New York vignettes […]

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India’s new museum makers

“India mein museum kaun jata hai? (who goes to a museum in India),” asks a public awareness initiative, #chalomuseum, rolled out by the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art last year. Not many, despite having over 170 museums across the country. We’d rather plan visits to the Louvre, the MET or the Guggenheim. But that is […]

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The other side of Duryodhana

Ranga Shankara, which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, is hosting special performances every month including presentation of rare art forms. “We have one special theatrical experience every month, and these few showcase the full range of an art form,” says S Surendranath, the Artistic Director of Ranga Shankara. On January 26, Ranga Shankara […]

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The cadence of spoken word

All India Forward Bloc architect Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and his equally illustrious elder brother Sarat Chandra Bose have been the subjects of two successively released books in recent years, namely Sisir Kumar Bose’s Subhas and Sarat: An Intimate Memoir of the Bose Brothers, and Madhuri Bose’s The Bose Brothers and Indian Independence. While historian […]

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Those boss nova vibes

Growing up in a small town in Rio Grande, Brazil, Jim Porto was surrounded by music. His family couldn’t afford a piano, and he decided to learn on his own at a neighbour’s place. Bossa nova, meaning new wave, was the latest fad, blending traditional Brazilian samba sounds with American jazz. Porto’s passion for bossa […]