Thursday, November 15, 2018

Culture

The cultural politics of food

Mohammed Safa is the Bangladeshi owner of a vegetarian buffet restaurant in Chapel Market, London which flaunts pro-vegetarianism messages as part of its décor,...

Fact, fiction and pastiche

Sa rey ga ma pa dha ni! Bom phelechhey japani, Bom-er bhetor keutey shaap, British boley “bap re bap!” (Do re mi fa so la ti! The Japanese have...

A Canvas for Kashmir

Kashmir is the beauty of Dal Lake at sunset: the friendly shikarawalas, the mesmerized tourists and the houseboats with cheesy names. It is children...

Shahmali Begum: Mother of Maqbool Bhat

Using portrait as a medium I am trying to re-discover mothers who gave birth to revolutionaries. Women - less celebrated, less remembered - who...

Indian Parliamentarian opposes Zubin Mehta Concert

An Indian Parliamentarian and poet, Kabir Suman, opposes Zubin Mehta's concert in the Jammu and Kashmir, scheduled on September 7. He said, in a...

Kashmir’s Art Coup: Cultural event in response to Zubin Mehta’s concert

Srinagar, Kashmir: The civil society of Indian-controlled Kashmir is holding a cultural event Haqeeqat-e Kashmir (The Reality of Kashmir) on September 7, the day which...

“Art is not something that is commercial”

By Owais Gurkoo | Srinagar, Kashmir “Art is not something that is commercial. It is in the heart, and you have to hold it close....

Glittering nostalgia

For majority of the people, the transition time of Indian independence was not filled with the glittering moments. The cunning British bureaucracy, which drove...

Book Review: In the company of a poet

By Atul K Thakur Book Review In the company of a poet by Nasreen Munni Kabir, Rainlight/Rupa, 206 pp; Rs495 (Hardback) (Non-fiction) This conversation book covers the...

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