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Musica Medicina—A tribal meditative concert

10 JUNE SHOONYA CENTRE FOR ART AND SOMATIC PRACTICES, BENGALURU This concert will bring together folk traditions from around the world. It will incorporate indi...   [ continue reading...]

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Come Together

10 JUNE CAFE ZOE, MUMBAI This new musical series presents a young and contemporary interpretation of Indian classical music, in the form of solos and duets set...   [ continue reading...]

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Jesus in Asia

RS Sugirtharajah Reconstructions of Jesus were circulating in parts of Asia long before the Western search for Jesus as a historical figure began in earnest. Ac...   [ continue reading...]

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Soulmate

1 TO 4 JUNE INDIA HABITAT CENTRE, DELHI The exhibition will feature 20 contemporary artists, including Sujata Bajaj, Niladri Paul, Bratin Khan and G Subramaniam...   [ continue reading...]

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A Very Old Machine: The Many Origins of Cinema in India

Sudhir Mahadevan This book explores how nineteenth-century technologies and practices continue to shape Indian cinema in the twenty-first century. Deploying the...   [ continue reading...]

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Monumental Absence

Over his decorated career as a historian, DN Jha has devoted himself to examining flawed views of India’s ancient and medieval past—many of them pro...   [ continue reading...]

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Keshab: Bengal’s Forgotten Prophet

John A Stevens A religious leader and social reformer, Keshab Chandra Sen was a powerful and controversial figure in nineteenth-century Bengal. His universalist...   [ continue reading...]

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Ruminations on Labour

9 MAY TO 31 JULY BALLYGUNGE PLACE, KOLKATA “Ruminations on Labour” features work by Prabhakar Pachpute, Praneet Soi, Sanchayan Ghosh and the Raqs Me...   [ continue reading...]

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“Death is a Night Wind”

IN THE DAYS BEFORE HIS EXECUTION, a 35-year-old Filipino named José Rizal leaned over a wooden desk and wrote 14 stanzas in neat Castilian handwriting on...   [ continue reading...]

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Cyber Sexy: Rethinking Pornography

Richa Kaul Padte This is an intimate and empathetic account of online sex cultures. Padte challenges the assumption that porn has a single, knowable definition,...   [ continue reading...]

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Leading Science and Technology: India Next?

Varun Aggarwal In a world where artificial intelligence, gene therapy, 3D-printing and brain implants are becoming increasingly commonplace, India lags far behi...   [ continue reading...]

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On the Run

During a late-summer road trip last September, Stanzin Saldon and Murtaza Agha unexpectedly showed up at their friend’s house, overlooking Manasbal Lake n...   [ continue reading...]

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Twilight Falls on Liberalism

Rudrangshu Mukherjee Several political regimes and political leaders across the globe, empowered by popular anti-liberal attitudes, have turned against liberali...   [ continue reading...]

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Shakuntala: Texts, Readings, Histories

Romila Thapar In this book, the historian Romila Thapar explores different narratives of the mythological figure of Shakuntala. Thapar follows the transformatio...   [ continue reading...]

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Need for Speed

Bharat Namdeo Sonawane bought a bicycle four years ago, looking to speed up his commute. Every day he travelled from his village, near Nashik, to a cement plant...   [ continue reading...]

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Setting the Table

WORLD IDLI DAY, on 30 March, was instituted by Eniyavan, an idli maker in Tamil Nadu, in 2015. And every year on that date, the same nugget of information...   [ continue reading...]

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Ask the Sexpert

6 JUNE LITTLE THEATRE, MUMBAI This feature-length documentary presents a portrait of Mahinder Watsa, a highly popular sex-advice columnist for a daily newspaper...   [ continue reading...]

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National Film Festival of Kerala

8 TO 12 JUNE KANNUR, KERALA In its tenth edition, this film festival will screen around 30 films. These will include a selection from last year’s national...   [ continue reading...]

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Thinking Fast and Slow

ON A FRIDAY EVENING in November 2016, a 20-year-old medical student sat behind a mound of papers in a crowded college library, cramming for an upcoming examinat...   [ continue reading...]

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Daughters of the Sun: Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire

Ira Mukhoty The women of the Mughal dynasty often worked behind the scenes, but there were some notable exceptions. Mukhoty reflects on remarkable characters su...   [ continue reading...]

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