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‘Buy one, get one Free’: Female Bodies in Bollywood

In Bollywood as well as in dance reality shows, powerful plastic images of hyper-gendered male and female bodies are relentlessly recycled as commercial items to sell products, films, and lifestyle choices. Here,…

Documentary film and painting: The crisis of representation

Today, the scopic regimes of modernity in which we live, demand that even an original work of art should be reproducible preferably by moving images.  But is it even possible/ desirable to…

The Magic of Kerala’s Animated Masks

Masks have their distinctive space in traditional art forms across Kerala, enriching the visual appeal of a range of performance spaces in the state. Of varied sizes, shapes, and looks, they tend…

Beyond the Reel: Ray’s Illustrations

As one of the most celebrated filmmakers, Satyajit Ray and his contribution to world cinema needs no introduction. He has never ceased to fascinate movie buffs with his celluloid masterpieces even after…

Dr Ganesh Devy explains the prejudicial nature of CAA and the resurgence of youth leadership

The most recent instance of protests against discriminatory and oppressive policies of the government in India was the protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Though the CAA was an abstract idea for…

Conservation: Oral Traditions to a Multi-Disciplinary Science

When we approach ‘conservation’ today it might seem like an advanced discipline that is often dependant on state-of-the-art machinery and seeks a sound understanding of chemical compounds as well as an appreciation…