Under Corona’s Influence | Social Media

For the primary few weeks of the Covid-19 lockdown, Karuna Ezara Parikh barely posted something on her Instagram account. She did not really feel like creating content material about issues that didn’t resonate along with her. However then she began writing about poetry and books. “With the information reaching a contemporary heaving pitch of madness, dying rely and injustice lately, I felt the necessity to bounce into one thing otherworldly,” she posted in the future…

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Time Runs Out for TikTok

Minutes after India introduced a ban on 59 Chinese language apps, Paras Tomar put out a succinct video on TikTok. “Comply with me on Instagram,” the mannequin and actor urged his 3.Three million followers. Tomar was one of many first customers of TikTok in India, an “incubated inventive”, he says. If he posted a video on Instagram, he acquired possibly 30,000 likes. However on TikTok, the identical video acquired as much as 400,000 likes. TikTok…

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Feeling the Hunger | Q+A

Vikas Khanna’s #FoodIndia drive has delivered over 17 million meals to Indians on the brink of hunger. Coordinating efforts from his New York residence, the chef says he is simply getting began. Vikas Khanna (Picture: Yasir Iqbal) Q. This pandemic has made many people put ourselves first. What made you need to feed the hungry? I did it for my mom. She informed me that is the time to feed my nation. After I informed…

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Swept By The Malayalam New Wave

Most critical movie buffs know one thing particular has been occurring in Malayalam cinema in recent times. The wave has been pushed by the auteurist visions of administrators and producers like Lijo Jose Pellissery and Aashiq Abu, and tales that present charming, ground-level views of a milieu with out sacrificing big-picture commentary. Listed here are some favourites from the previous 5 years. Ottaal (2014, Netflix) This visually gorgeous, heart-breaking work is an adaptation of the…

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Virtually Masterful

In Reena Mohan’s 1992 documentary about Kamlabai Gokhale, there is a second when the remarkably vigorous nonagenarian actor remembers Dadasaheb Phalke, the daddy of Indian cinema, whose 1913 mythological Mohini Bhasmasur made Gokhale one of many first Indian girls to seem on display. Her gaze settles contentedly on a picture she has clearly held in her thoughts for practically 80 years. “Black sherwani, pagri on his head, spectacles,” she says. “He was like somebody in…

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State of the Art

Bengali filmmaker Aneek Chaudhuri is a fan of the ingenious narratives rising out of Malayalam cinema. “They’ve found a option to combine mainstream and parallel cinema,” says Chaudhuri, citing movies like Premam (2015), Kumbalangi Nights (2019), Jallikattu (2019), Android Kunjappan Model 5.25 (2019), Chola (2019) and Trance (2020). Describing the craft of actors like Fahadh Faasil, Nivin Pauly and Soubin Shahir, he provides, “Greatness is an understatement.” When it got here to creating his first…

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Football’s Comeback

After hunkering down for 3 months, the main soccer leagues round Europe have emerged blinking into the daylight, rubbing the sleep out of their eyes to search out that everybody’s disappeared. The stadiums are empty, however we, exterior Europe, watch the video games as we all the time did-on TV, realizing that we’re each a part of the issue and the answer. The advertising behemoth of European soccer is the English Premier League, which returned…

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Meanwhile in Europe…

A fast information to the Champions League. Within the post-Covid end to the Premier League season, anticipate to see a match on TV each night time for the subsequent a number of weeks. And, when you’re nonetheless not sated, UEFA has introduced that the Champions League will likely be concluded in a made-for-TV particular. All of the quarterfinals, semifinals and ultimate will likely be performed in Lisbon, in a World Cup-style event, starting August 12,…

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The Conscientious Actor | Q&A

Rahul Bose stands out in a milieu that has come to prize amount over high quality. Rahul Bose Rahul Bose stands out in a milieu that has come to prize amount over high quality. Unwilling to compromise within the latter half of his profession, the actor lastly stated sure to an element in Netflix’s Bulbbul. Q. Bulbbul marks your unique streaming debut… I’ve been supplied round 80 OTT initiatives. Of them, solely 10 made it…

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Bobindra Sangeet

A Kolkata’s intellectualism can generally really feel invented, however when it loves somebody or one thing, it virtually all the time does so effusively. Watching the documentary If Not for You, one is struck by how deeply the town loves Bob Dylan, its affection bordering on obsession. Dylan posters line the room of musician Susmit Bose, whom filmmakers Jaimin Rajani and Vineet Arora interview. He speaks of how a lover in Kolkata broke up together…

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