By Arun Kumar
Larisa Sheptiko’s second film Wings (Krylya, 1966) possesses the graceful blend of vicious realism and wistful lyricism, a tone that was preceded by the likes of Mikhail Kalatozov (Cranes are Flying) and followed by the likes of Aleksei German (Trial on the Road, My Friend Ivan Lapshin) and Andrey Konchalovsky (Siberiade).
By Arifa Yesmin
Muslim culture, which is assumed to be more rigid on sexual promiscuity, can never approve of Arif’s clandestine relation with Sumitra. Arif’s looming fear becomes a threat to his love for the woman. This timely story also reflects on the ongoing communal struggle in the country.
By Rameez Raja
The AMC denounces an armed Jihad which most of the Islamists believe in. The founder of the AMC, Hadhrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad primarily believed in ‘Jihad by pen’ and urged his followers to use the medium of pen in order to spread Ahmadiyyat peacefully all over the world.
By Amol Ranjan
It’s very clear that just as it does in academia in India, English language dominates the production and the consumption of knowledge on Wikipedia as well. But unlike academia, Wikipedia is meant to be an open and crowd source platform where anybody can make a contribution to the public knowledge of this ever-growing online encyclopedia.
By Vivaan Shah
The erotic explosion that takes place between Mae and Earl in a kitchen on a tormented hung over morning is one of the most astonishing moments of the 50s. It’s way ahead of its time and more mind-blowing to me than Brando’s emotional explosion in Streetcar.
By Santosh Bakaya
One of the poems in the book also transported me to the iconic filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky’s Sacrifice. (Andrei Tarkovsky’s Sacrifice, p. 56). It was while my daughter was doing a Film Appreciation Course, that I also happened to see all of Tarkovsky’s films along with her.
By Cheshta Arora and Debarun Sarkar
The (im)possible question to ask, we believe, is what would a workplace and public space bereft of affective resonances resemble – humans without emotions, without the capacity to affect and be affected by, without the field of the sexual?
By Sutapa Basu
High status and advancement conferred with noble birth was the social structure not only in Mongolia but in all countries across the world. Genghis Khan overturned this system by giving opportunities to everyone based solely on merit.