10 Indie Films that altered the Indian audiences' taste in cinema forever

While commercial Hindi movies have hogged the attention of Indians, there are various Indie & off-beat movies in the shadows that puts forth some of the freshest ideas and techniques. These films apart from being cinematic achievements have also played a big role in shifting audience perception and acceptance towards the new vocabulary of filmmaking…

Story of the Blues: An Empire risen from the ashes of the Plantation

Blues is referred to as the origin of modern western music. From Jazz to Hard Rock, most of the genres that we listen to were created by artists who were inspired by the blues. But where did the blues come from and how did it evolve? “I’ll never, I’ll never Get out of these blues… Remembering the creative souls we lost in 2019

As the year is coming to an end, we remember these creative personalities of eminence, from India, that are no more amongst us. The departing year took lives of many creative personalities—from literary geniuses, to cinema personalities to some of the most respected government officials—and even though they are not present with us anymore, their… The Manifestations of Mythology in Indian Fiction

Writers are finding interesting ways to return to stories from Mahabharata and Ramayana. Some of the recent approaches include tracing the journey of minor characters, or of the major ones who weren’t explored enough. We revisit some of these developments… The Korean Wave: Rise of a revolutionary pop culture

A decade ago, no one had any idea about what Kpop was. Now, there seems to be a gigantic community of Korean pop culture lovers in our country. Those flashy colours and enigmatic lyrics have grabbed the eyeballs of millions… Exploring the Portrayal of an Everyday Woman in ‘Soni’ (2019)

Earlier this year, Soni was released as a Netflix original depicting the lives of two policewomen against the social crises that women face every day. While many films in the recent past have deflected from portraying realism, Soni shows us things…

Events All The World`s A Stage

Alchemy Theatre’s ‘All The World’s a Stage’ is a cine play based upon 5 significant monologues written by Shakespeare around religious conflicts, the dilemma of action/inaction, political turmoil, mercy and beginning of life. The play revolves around the central thoughts of pessimism prevailing in the contemporary world illusioned through the eyes of a modern-day news…

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Online event Dastangoi Gujarati

Stories: ‘Jato Halkaro’ – Written by Zaverchand Meghani ‘Post Office’ – Written by Dhumketu ‘Kholki’ – Written by Sundaram ‘Tiffin Bomb’ – Written by Ajay Oza ‘Dastangoi Gujarati’ An 80-minute rendezvous with the treasure of Classic Gujarati Literature (Stories) and an intimate Urdu Storytelling Art Form.

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Yatra Archives National Award winning actor Irrfan Khan dies at the age of 54

One of India’s most celebrated actors, Irrfan Khan known for his expressive eyes, died after succumbing to a long battle with cancer. He was 54.  A gaping void has been left in the Indian film industry as one of India’s… Of youthful passion and star-crossed lovers on Shakespeare’s birthday

While the Globe is streaming free its second dramatic production Romeo and Juliet, today is 23rd April, the day William Shakespeare (1564-1616) is believed to have been born and died. One would seldom find a more spontaneous and intense expression… Shubigi Rao selected to curate the fifth edition of Kochi-Muziris Biennale in 2020

Let’s know Shubigi Rao, who has recently been selected as the curator for the 2020 Kochi Muziris Biennale, for her “exceptional acumen and inventive sensibilities” The format of the art biennale to showcase contemporary visual art, across the world is modeled on… The call of the mountains: orthopaedic Dr Yatin Desai’s advice on trekking

In this piece 64 year old Dr Yatin Desai, shares with CY his inspiring story of how to scale towering mountains with utmost ease and how this life adventure activity can shape human character and health. Chances are high that…