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The Pa Ranjith interview: On women empowerment, a transgender actor’s question that haunts him and being a Beyonce fan

We spoke to Director Pa Ranjith about his new platform that offers workshops and employment opportunities to aspiring women and transgender filmmakers and why he thinks this is crucial

Published on 25th July 2020
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Average age in which teens start using drugs rise, finds study

Those who reported using heroin or cocaine for the first time had an average age of just over 17 in 2004, which had risen to about 18 for heroin and close to 19 for cocaine by 2017

Published on 3rd March 2020
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Learning the English language: Here are some of the gender-sensitive usages explained

The word ‘shero’ is commonly used these days. The word ‘hero’ is used to refer to a man who is admired for his courage, outstanding achievements or noble qualities

Published on 27th January 2020
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After conquering YouTube, what is singer Amrita Nayak up to now?

She also collaborated with Jubin Nautiyal, who also sang The Humma Song from Ok Jaanu, for Humnava Mere for T-Series, the music record label and film production company  

 

Published on 27th September 2019
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From Jaffna to Montreal, how Navz-47 escaped war and is making music to fight bullies  

The Canadian-Tamil singer's latest single has 81,000 views on YouTube and has been praised by musicians in the Tamil music industry

Published on 19th August 2019
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This 17-year-old Mumbai girl is changing the way we look at fairy tales through her debut book 'New Age Fairy Tales'

Ariana Gupta tackles some of the problematic themes present in fairy tales as a step towards changing the messages conveyed through the kinds of stories we tell our children

Published on 21st February 2019
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The Amish Tripathi interview: Lord Shiva blesses me with stories, I just receive them when they come

We spoke to author Amish Tripathi about why epics should be included in school textbooks, how Lord Shiva ended up as his protagonist and more

Published on 20th February 2019
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Wondering what to read this summer? Here are 5 books you can't afford to miss 

Here's what you can look forward to in the next two months to keep your night lamps burning

Published on 20th April 2018
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The Big Fat Company is slamming all the body shamers through theatre

Bengaluru based The Big Fat Company is a theatre group exclusively for plus-sized people

Published on 26th February 2018
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Assessment should engage people, not frighten them: Anita Rampal

The panelists agreed that there should be a change in the way that we approach assessment in our education institutions and focus more on inculcating employable skills

Published on 17th January 2018
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Dear Trollanmaar, think you've hit Parvathy where it hurts? Perhaps. But your time will come SOON!

The internet has been mercilessly trolling Parvathy over her opinion on misogyny in cinema. But the trolls don't realise that what goes around comes around

Published on 5th January 2018
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The Kavita Kane interview: Why Feminism in Indian mythology matters today

Going back to how she began writing, much before her first book Karna’s Wife gave her a cult following, Kane was a journalist who had ‘not handled creative writing — not even in a college magazine

Published on 4th November 2017
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A Shakespeare tell-tale: This club in Chennai has an unique way to celebrate the playwright legend

Shakespeare Millennium club, that is organising an exhibition called 'Knowlegde is Everything', also conducts quizzes, painting competitions, cooking gigs and theme-based rangoli celebrations 

Published on 28th August 2017
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Shakespeare Millennium Club: A Chennai-based club that has been breathing life into the Shakespearean era for the last 15 years 

The Club's first meeting was held on 23 April 2003. Jamuna Kalyani Sridhar, one of the founders, tells how this small meeting turned into a routine that hasn't been broken yet

Published on 11th September 2017
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Why Milan Siraj's short film Kambam, which is setting the college festival circuit alight, will make you never book a seedy room for a romantic getaway

Milan Siraj talks about his debut short film Kambam, which discusses rape, sex tapes and the power of extortion in a modern Indian setting riddled with age-old societal constructs

Published on 17th April 2017

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