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Claude Chabrol and The Poetics of Murder

My first exposure to the ‘French New Wave’, La Nouvelle Vague, was through Claude Chabrol’s Violette Nozière (1978). M...

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Evolution of Pakistani Comedy TV Shows – Part 1

Shafiq Siddiqui walks you through a few comical and satirical TV shows that aired on PTV from the 1960s to the 1980s.

Sign of the times: This is the darkest hour

Humra  Quraishi revisits her conversations with Saira Banu and Khushwant Singh, both of whom had predicted that the times...

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Where there is no will, there is violence

Humra Quraishi talks about how polarisation in grassroots India, by the use of state machinery...

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Signs of the times: Breaking the silence

Humra Quraishi explores why even the brave and honest in positions of authority choose to remain silent when they are witness ...

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The outlier of French new wave: Claude Chabrol

In a career that spanned over five decades, Claude Chabrol (24 June 1930 - 12 Sep 2010) was one of the most prolific and widely respected of Fr...

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For whom the bull tolls

Khalid Mohamed locks horns with India’s Oscar entry Jallikattu, Alt Balaji’s Bicch...

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When Maradona beat Dolce & Gabbana

Asked to name his starting XI in 1990, Argentina’s manager Carlos Bilardo had famously said, “Maradona, and 10 others,” wr...

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The Scattered Rainbow

Darshan Mondkar has been a social and political commentator since 2010, writes Vinta Nanda in this piece compiled by her. &nbs...

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She loved Cinema: Pamela Rooks

Humra Quraishi revisits the life and times of Pamela Rooks. And, her films, Miss Beatty’s Children and Train to Pakistan...

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