Culture-Vulture

From comics to photos to media and books – Art and Culture is your one stop shop for all things art, media and beyond.

DDLJ

By Kanika Katyal: I belong to the generation of girls who worshipped Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayengey as their Geeta (not the Bible, mind you). I call it “epic melodrama” (not because ...
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By Nishant Chhinkwani: Fort Kochi is a part of the city Kochi, made up of handful of water-bound regions towards the south-west of the mainland city. It is steeped in ...
Rahul Advani

By Chinmaya Shah: Living in an age where everything gets digitally transformed, downloaded and ‘consumed’, the very facet of art as a medium of expression has lost its meaning. In ...
objectstaff pick

By Artika Raj: “There is censorship of the female breast and nipple only. While the genitalia of both men and women are similarly covered, there is no hiding the breast ...
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Youth Ki Awaaz recently organized ‘CONVERGE‘ – a series of talks ‘for those who give a damn’, on a diverse range of subjects from politics and society to entrepreneurship and ...
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By Somrita Urni Ganguly: “Remember how she had once danced to ‘hua chhokra jawaan re’?”, I overheard a young man tell his friend at JNU’s Ganga Dhaba last evening. “Yes, ...
reading online

By Tanuja Aundhe: For a long, long time now, we’ve had a standard set of magazines and literary stuff to read in India. Being “intellectual” or “pseudo-intellectual” involved some sort ...
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By Artika Raj: A little birdie (shaped like a newspaper) tells us that the BJP is going to go all out in the battle for the Capital, and the latest ...
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By Artika Raj: “A friend of my mine told me that I have the gift of associative logic. That I can see patterns easily in mythology and map them to ...
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By Jigna Kotecha: Air is thick with calumny in India. Right-wing monomaniacs are working overtime to wave their saffron flags against ‘Kiss of Love’ protest that started from Kochi in Kerala ...
boyhood review

By Surangya Kaur: When I told a friend I want to review the movie Boyhood next, he asked me, “But won’t reviewing Boyhood be like reviewing life?” I could stop ...
jk rowling

By Tanuja Anudhe:  In 2013, J.K. Rowling announced that a movie is being made of the fictional book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which has been mentioned in ...
gone girl

By Itika SIngh: Like many others before me, the first thing that I thought after watching Gone Girl was – “I’m never getting married”. The film maps the marital discord ...
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By Shibayan Raha: Case: Jharia Name: Jharia Coal Fields Alternate Names: The Living Pyre, Hell on Earth Location: Dhanbad District, Jharkhand, India Population: 81,979 (2001 Census) Future: Unknown Jharia is ...

By Asees Bhasin: Date: 11th November 2014. Venue: Sri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi. The Penguin Random House Annual Lecture promises intellectual stimulus, heated discussions, and either change or clarity in ...
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By Artika Raj: My first draft of this piece had me very consciously keeping those claws in, lest the article turn into yet another rant on how yet another song ...
interstellar

By Himanshu Singh: When Indian filmmakers are still struggling hard to offer entertainment in the sci-fi genre to their viewers, Hollywood directors have been able to put their best in ...
B.A. Pass movie

By Chinmaya Shah: ‘From the shallow corners of the tethered human desires, the carnal voice surges to push that moment to zenith. The moment, which seeks nothing but warmth and ...
movie3

By Shambhavi Saxena: Do you feel that mainstream Bollywood’s melodramatic plotlines and choreographed dances (that everyone from the hero, to the street vendors miraculously seems to know) can only be ...
Ritu Verma at Beyond the Border 1995

Picture Credits

By Amrita Garg: Jagjit Singh, in one of his most famous songs, evoked a sense of nostalgia: “Muhalle Ki Sabse Purani Nishani, Wo Budhia Jise Bache Kehte The Naani, Wo ...
The millenium series

By Priyambada Bhagawati: Stieg Larsson’s millennium trilogy, namely, “The girl with the dragon tattoo”, “The girl who played with fire” and the “Girl who kicked the hornet’s nest” is a ...
bands

By Kavya Singhal: “Yaar tera superstar, desi kallakaar…” sang the group of the seven-twelve year olds with a smile on their face so big that I wouldn’t have been surprised ...

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