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The fight against superstition gathers momentum

Though the list of superstitious beliefs is long, often dissolving distinctions of class, caste, religion and education, Karnataka's anti-superstition bill is seen as a big step ahead.Nikita Puri......

Bihar's Nirbhaya needs our help

'When rape and molestation are supported by the family, it can no longer be considered merely a criminal act.''What kind of morality makes rape a family act?' asks Sankrant Sanu.Illustration: Uttam......

'Time to reinforce civilisational values,' President Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee conferring the first ‘Distinguished Indologist’ Award to the Professor Emeritus Heinrich Freiherr Von Stietencron of the Federal Republic of Germany at the......

Vajpayee revelled in being everything to everybody

Atal Bihari Vajpayee would seek to placate the hawks in the RSS by stating that the writing of history should not be one-sided. At the same time, he would project a moderate 'Nehruvian' image of......

He will be missed by all who step out and fight for justice

U R Ananthamurthy was one among the most creative triumvirate of Modernist Kannada literature of the late sixties and seventies (the other two being the late P Lankesh and K Poornachandra Tejaswi).......

The 100 Best Films, RANKED

My exposure to cinema was by watching mainstream Hindi films, with occasional big budget Hollywood products thrown in. It was not until I was in my late teens that I was introduced to world cinema,......

Can you watch 309 films in a year?

On planes, on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, Zee5, Hulu, MUBI, Kanopy, film festivals... Aseem Chhabra tell us how he watched 309 films in 365 days. IMAGE: Joanne Froggatt in Downton Abbey. I......

The curtain falls: Theatre legend Girish Karnad takes a final bow

'With his stature as a playwright and actor, Girish Karnad was one of the voices of modernity for not just Karnataka but the entire country.' IMAGE: Girish Karnad. Photograph: Rajesh......

No state honours during funeral, says Girish Karnad's family

Noted playwright, actor and Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad, who left his indelible mark in the world of literature, theatre and cinema, passed away at his residence in Bengaluru on Monday morning......

The Towering Talent called Girish Karnad

In a career spanning over five decades, Girish Karnad lived several lives... not only on the stage, but also as a scholar, theatre personality, actor and director. Photograph: Kind courtesy Film......

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