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Hardik Walks, BJP Gains

The Patidar leader could join the BJP or the AAP after quitting the Congress; both scenarios would benefit the BJP

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THE WEEK
May 29, 2022

Lessons Life Has Taught Me

Of life’s truths and turning points that make us who we are

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THE WEEK
May 29, 2022

Who killed Shruti Hill?

The Madhya Pradesh High Court recently acquitted a tribal ex-medical student in a murder case after he spent nearly 14 years in jail. However, who killed the woman is still a mystery

10+ mins read
THE WEEK
May 29, 2022

You end up making enemies. That's an anthologist's curse

INTERVIEW/Jeet Thayil, author, poet and poetry editor

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THE WEEK
May 29, 2022

UNDOUBTING THOMASES

Self-belief and teamwork powered the Indians to their maiden Thomas Cup win

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THE WEEK
May 29, 2022

THE PHILOSOPHER'S SONG

In his new album, singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad ventures on an exploration of the dark corners of his mind

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THE WEEK
May 29, 2022

LOVE BYTES

MODERN LOVE: MUMBAI Available on Amazon Prime Video

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THE WEEK
May 29, 2022

Flying high

HAL’s light utility helicopter could be the perfect replacement for the ageing Cheetah and Chetak fleets. Experts say it will revolutionise India’s defence aviation capabilities

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THE WEEK
May 29, 2022

CARRIERS OF CULTURE

India is the “Country of Honour” at the 2022 Cannes Film Market. Six Indian films will be screened as part of it

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THE WEEK
May 29, 2022

Log on to Yatra.gov

The pandemic scare has died down, and political parties are now planning for yatras in a big way.

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THE WEEK
May 29, 2022

Indomitable art historian

The original launch day of Tasneem Zakaria Mehta’s labour of love, a hefty tome titled Mumbai: A City Through Objects—101 stories from the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, turned into a huge disappointment for the managing trustee (Tasneem) of this jewel of a museum.

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THE WEEK
May 29, 2022

SECTION AND DISSECTION

The Supreme Court’s order on the sedition law raises more questions than answers

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THE WEEK
May 29, 2022

The Archies aren't kidding

Slightly bemused with the amount of hate Zoya Akhtar’s teaser for the Netflix films, The Archies, has been getting. I found it, to use my daughter’s phrase, ‘nice only’.

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THE WEEK
May 29, 2022

The new world disorder

Just when World War I was ending, the Spanish Flu sickened the world. Now the order is reversed. The Ukraine war follows the pandemic.

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THE WEEK
May 29, 2022

THE PARTY IN ITS LABYRINTH

The Udaipur conclave helped highlight the Congress’s many challenges, but it failed to resolve key questions

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THE WEEK
May 29, 2022

The Bengali Film Industry Has Become Bankrupt

Goutam Ghose is one of the last remaining stalwarts of the Bengali parallel movie movement, along with Sandip Ray. Although he is a product of the new wave cinema, his style is quite different from that of doyens of the industry like Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen and Ritwik Ghatak. In an exclusive interview with THE WEEK, Ghose talks about the masters of the new wave movement and the dramatic decline of Bengali cinema.

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THE WEEK
May 22, 2022

Not All Of Ray's Films Are Equally Great

Having a conversation with Girish Kasaravalli at his home in Bengaluru is not easy as his replies often get drowned out in the din of the traffic outside. The globally acclaimed director has a clear opinion about the evolution of Indian cinema and the contributions by eminent directors like Satyajit Ray, Ritwik Ghatak and Mrinal Sen. In an exclusive interview with THE WEEK, Kasaravalli says although Ray’s cinema language was unique, it was missing in his final few films.

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THE WEEK
May 22, 2022

Bengali Literature No Longer Fit Enough To Make Movies

The second wave of the pandemic robbed film buffs of the chance to celebrate the birth centenary of Satyajit Ray. This year, however, people from all walks of life are flocking to 1/1 Bishop Lefroy Road, Kolkata—Ray’s home for the last two decades of his life—to pay homage to the maestro. Ray’s son, Sandip, who is also a famous director, stays here now. In an exclusive interview with THE WEEK, Sandip opens up about his father and explains the attempts being made to preserve and protect his legacy.

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THE WEEK
May 22, 2022

From Ray To Decay

Satyajit Ray influenced mainstream Bengali cinema like no one else did, and he drew inspiration from Bengali literature for his works. Seven decades after his Pather Panchali, Bengali cinema seems to be lost. A parallel decline in Bengali literature could be key to this free fall

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THE WEEK
May 22, 2022

SEA DREAMS

Work on Mission Samudrayaan, India’s daring deep-sea crewed voyage—set to be launched in 2024—is in full swing. THE WEEK explores the details of the ambitious project

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THE WEEK
May 22, 2022

ON THE HIGHWAY TO GROWTH

Tamil Nadu takes big strides in growth and development under the able leadership of Honourable Chief Minister Thiru M.K. Stalin

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THE WEEK
May 22, 2022

Delimited franchise

Despite the allegations of gerrymandering against the BJP, the opposition is keen for elections

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THE WEEK
May 22, 2022

What happened to Dabholkar and Kalburgi can happen to me

ON JULY 11, 2016, a mob of upper-caste men at Una town in Gujarat’s Gir Somnath district attacked seven members of a dalit family who were skinning a dead cow.

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THE WEEK
May 22, 2022

PATHER PANCHALI WAS THE FIRST GENUINE CINEMA TO COME OUT OF INDIA

A door Gopalakrishnan, one of India’s greatest filmmakers, has been among the stalwarts of the country’s new wave cinema, pioneered by Mrinal Sen. In an exclusive interview with THE WEEK, he speaks about his friendship with Satyajit Ray, his admiration for the maestro’s craft and the declining standards of Bengali cinema.

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THE WEEK
May 22, 2022

LOSING THE PLOT

Poor technical quality, inane insertion of song and dance, nonsensical dialogues and contrived plot lines have dealt a body blow to Bengali mainstream cinema

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THE WEEK
May 22, 2022

FLOP SHOW

Lagging behind in many areas of endeavour, the post-Independence Bengali attempted to make up for it in the field of cinema.

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THE WEEK
May 22, 2022

EVERY STAR IS MADE IN HIS HEAD

Rocky bhai has redefined heroism in Indian cinema. Inside theatres, his dialogues are making the crowds go wild; outside, KGF 2 is smashing all records. The movie had recently breached the ₹1,100 crore mark in worldwide collections. Now that it is done, Rocky bhai has morphed back into actor Yash. But, in an exclusive interview with THE WEEK, the Karnataka native says that there is a Rocky in everyone. He speaks about his vision for Indian cinema, what the success of KGF means for the Kannada film industry and gives a glimpse of his journey—from being the son of a bus driver to India’s newest superstar.

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THE WEEK
May 22, 2022

A NOVEL DIRECTION

It was while working at advertising firm D.J. Keymer in Kolkata that Satyajit Ray ran into Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay. The novelist had taken up a part-time job as an editor at Signet Press, a publishing house, in the late 1940s.

3 mins read
THE WEEK
May 22, 2022

On a knife-edge

The halal controversy, which followed the ban on hijabs and non-Hindu vendors on temple premises, has helped the BJP and the SDPI in Karnataka

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THE WEEK
April 17, 2022

No Gain From This Pain

Anand Bakshi wrote such darling lyrics for the playful Tiger Hunt song in Mr. Nat-warlal (1979). The song features Amitabh Bachchan as a famed hunter, telling a gang of wide-eyed pahadi children all about his encounter with a mighty tiger on a dark Tuesday night in the jungle many moons ago—and everybody’s favourite deity Hanuman ji has a starring role in the story.

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THE WEEK
May 15, 2022

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