Rini Barman

After nearly 14 years, a sessions court in Manipur finally agrees that Irom Sarmila Chanu isn't trying to kill herself, that her indefinite hunger strike against the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act is a legitimate form of peaceful protest. The Iron Lady may be free, but her struggle is far from over, says Rini Barman.

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Freeman’s placid period drama flatters to deceive

Just as there are those who believe that Sri Lanka's civil war is not yet over — that the defeat of the LTTE in 2009 was only one watershed and not ...

Shome Basu | 23rd Aug
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23rd Aug
Director: Pradeep Sarkar
Starring: Rani Mukerji,Tahir Bhasin, Jisshu Sengupta

The last time I checked, women's empowerment wasn't on sale on Flipkart. Yet, a lot of Bollywood filmmakers just refuse to recogonise that empowerment...


March 21 - April 19

Despite the fact that there is quite a bit on your plate, you’ll be able to carry out tasks in your own way and style this week.


POWERFUL NUMBERS: 4th, 6th, 10th, 15th, 19th, 24th, 31st

GEMS: Black pearl: Public relations

COLOURS: Mustard yellow

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Underwear Laundering
23rd Aug

Osama Bin Laden had a $25 million price on his head, which makes one wonder what kind of d...

Munish Dhiman

"I got so inclined to designing that it became an abiding passion for me which remains the warp and woof of my psyche."

Dolly Ahluwalia

Costume designer & actor

Acting might have added yet another National Award to her kitty (for assaying the role of Ayushmann ...

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Brother-sister chill-pop heartbreak
23rd Aug

Angus and Julia Stone

Angus and Julia Stone

If your first introduction to this band (and Julia's rasping-haunting vocals) was Big Jet Plane, this brother-sister duo...

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August 2014
Progressive Talkies

Summer House Café, Hauz Khas, 9 p.m.

Vinayak^A brings his brand of progressive and experimental tunes for an electrifying night of partying. The Bangalore-based musician finds his inspiration from life, rock ‘n’ roll tunes and bands like Nine Inch Nails, Soul Asylum and Prodigy, and plays the harmonium, guitar, didgeridoo and keyboard.

"Sometimes we enter art to hide within it. It is where we can go to save ourselves, where a third-person voice protects us."

Michael Ondaatje

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