An April of Arts

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I haven’t travelled to any place new in April 2016. It has been a conscious decision to slow down. One could say that I am taking a break! So what did I do the whole of last month then? Well, I watched movies in the theatre every weekend, including watching …

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Chinese Opera ‘The Peony Pavilion’ comes to India

The Peony Pavilion

India will get a taste of Chinese art and culture when Kunqu Opera ‘The Peony Pavilion’ comes to India for the first time ever on 9th December 2014. Event is an initiative by Bravia Sadir, an NGO from Goa, headed by Swati Bhise. A cultural ambassador and an acclaimed Bharatnatyam …

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Women Centric Bollywood Films In 2014

2014 has been has been a pretty good year for women centric films in Hindi cinema (or so it seems). Let’s take a look at some of them……. Dedh Ishqiya: 2014 had a crackling start with Dedh Ishqiya – A sequel to Ishqiya. The film carried forward drama in the …

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22 Travel Films From Around The World That Will Inspire You To Globe-trot

There are a lot of movies that give interesting glimpses of cities, but never go beyond the main plot and protagonists. So, here is a list of travel films that will inspire one to Globe-trot. These films are chosen from around the world because Traveling is never limited to exploring …

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Indian Theatre: The Vagina Monologues Review

Vagina Monologues was a play originally conceived by Eve Ensler in 1996. Since its premier in New York city, the play has been translated into more than 20 languages and is running across many countries in the world, of course with local actors and sometimes local adaptation. Perhaps, that’s what …

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The Twilight Series in Retrospect – An Analysis

Yesterday, Twilight was playing on television and it led me to retrospect the good, the bad and the overall craze this franchise garnered all through its cinematic journey. So here I am, penning down some of my observations and analysis about Twilight’s phenomenal craze and how the critics and intellectuals …

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Cinema in Retrospect: India’s Oscar nominated short film – Little Terrorist

Short films are still an unfamiliar territory in India – The land of masala entertainers with song and dance galore. Many would echo that short films would be easy to direct as they are to the point and without a lot of Bollywood conventionalism. But on the flip side, it …

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