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  • Big little films at Mumbai Film Festival

    The buzz around the big five at this year's Mumbai Film Festival (MFF) was deafening. Richard Linklater's Boyhood, Xavier Dolan's Mommy, Jimmy's Hall by Ken Loach, Chaitanya Tamhane's Court and Avinash Arun's Killa (The Fort) were big draws, and deservedly so. But as with any cinematic extravaganza...

    Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 6:10am
  • ‘I’ll always be a free spirit’

    Outspoken Chinese actress Bai Ling talks to Roshni Nair about being a Playboy cover girl, struggling with English, and her time at the People’s Liberation Army

    Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 5:20pm
  • Mad about yellow: India's love affair with gold

    We worship it, buy it for investment, wear it as jewellery, weave it into cloth and even eat it. India's love affair with gold crosses the boundaries of religion and also class — and reaches its zenith in the run-up to Diwali. "We buy at least a small gold coin in our family every Dhanteras and get...

    Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 9:09am
  • Technical finesse should supplement a film, not overtake it

    What makes a great film? Is it originality, a good script, a mesmerising soundtrack or a profound message? This is a question whose bouquet of answers, but obviously, differ from person to person.

    Thursday, 16 October 2014 - 5:20am
  • It's showtime: Mumbai Film Festival kicks off

    The whirlwind campaign to get Mumbai's world cinema extravaganza back on track has paid off. Starting today, the 16thMumbai Film Festival (MFF) will showcase 185 films from over 65 countries until October 21. A slew of celebrity promos and public contributions breathed new lease of life into a...

    Tuesday, 14 October 2014 - 5:25am
  • Book review: Once Upon a Dog

    We Indians have a schizophrenic relationship with dogs. There are those who tie firecrackers to the tails of hapless mongrels during Diwali — a festival which celebrates the triumph of good over evil. The kinds who buy purebred pooches as a matter of prestige, only to keep them tied outside their...

    Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 7:40am
  • Mangalore blues

    Roshni Nair steps into the city's Mangalore stores to find a fading narrative of community goodies and treats that she grew up with

    Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 7:21am
  • Meet Neil Harbisson: He hears colours with an antenna implanted in his skull and spins them into art

    Neil Harbisson, the world's first legally-recognised cyborg, talks to Roshni Nair about the untapped potential of cybernetics and the need to make technology more intrinsic

    Sunday, 12 October 2014 - 6:28pm
  • Mee Mumbaikar or Saddi Dilli: A tale of two cities

    SoBo soirees or Sangeet Natak Akademi concerts? Bollywood fashion or bring-it-on bling? Vada pav or butter chicken? Starry dos or political parties? The Mumbai-Delhi faultlines are quite clearly drawn. dna delves deeper into what really separates India's national capital from its financial centre

    Sunday, 5 October 2014 - 6:45am
  • Bringing Mozart to Mumbai

    His mission is to make classical music accessible to people, French violinist and conductor Augustin Dumay, who brought Mozart home to Mumbai recently, tells Roshni Nair

    Sunday, 28 September 2014 - 6:10am