Reviews

Reviews

Music and the Cusp between Day and Night: Songs on Dusk from the Fifties to the Seventies

Reading Time: 4 minutesMusic and poetry have been beautifully wedded in the songs of dusk in Hindi film songs where words become perfect pegs to showcase music aesthetically. The collapse of the dying day or anti-aubades is viewed by songwriters in Mumbai film industry with varying moods. Shaam could be a prelude to seduction, of frivolous banter, a time for […]

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Great Chilean Musician Max Berrú Carrión Passes Away

Reading Time: 4 minutesDespite not being born in Chile, Max Berrú became Chilean by choice and lived five long decades in that country and became an emblem of trans-Andean music. Together with Jorge Coulón, he joined a group that played Argentine folk music. In this period, they meet Horacio Salinas and Horacio Durán, together with whom they created […]

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My Poet, My City: Owning Tagore and the Bard in Allahabad

Reading Time: 18 minutesOur Editor-in-Chief, Arindam, shares his personal relationship with Tagore. It deepened when he learned that Gurudev had a close connection with Allahabad, the scribe’s birthplace. Tagore’s niece was married to a legal luminary in the City of Confluence. Moreover, the Bard had an interesting relationship with the Indian Press. The three editorials of Tapati Sinha, […]

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On Jey Day, Jigna Walks Free: Mumbai Scribes Take Reporting to the Underworld

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe day came for journalist Jey Dey to get justice. Mafia don and Dawood eyesore Chhota ‘Chindi’ Rajan got convicted along with nine others, while another journalist, alleged femme fatale and jealous professional Jigna Vora walked free. Here’s a report, for Different Truths.  Finally, the day came for journalist Jey Dey to get justice. Mafia […]

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Charlie Chaplin: The Tragicomic Tramp Who Won Many Hearts Ruchira Adhikari Ghosh

Reading Time: 3 minutesSir Charles Spencer Chaplin, (16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977), an English comic actor, better known as Charlie Chaplin, is the greatest comedian that the cine world has ever produced. Charlie Chaplin, the Tramp, is depicted as passing through several rough and tough patches. There are times when he is treated shabbily, duped, jilted, […]

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Sculpt for Delhi: A Captivating Display of Public Art

Reading Time: 3 minutesMahima interacts with Neeraj Gupta and tells us the virtues of public art, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. All those who have visited the Lodhi Gardens, India Habitat Centre, India International Centre, and lately even in the subways at Connaught Place plus other places in New Delhi, you all have admired sculptures […]

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Kashmiri Journalists, Real and Unreal: Many of Them Owe Allegiance to Pakistan

Reading Time: 4 minutesHere’s a report on Kashmiri journalists, real and unreal, and how they are indoctrinated against India, for Different Truths. Kamran Yusuf is a Kashmiri photo-journalist. The other day, the National Investigative Agency (NIA) while branding him a ‘stone-pelter’, claimed that he is not a ‘real journalist’ because he never covered developmental projects as genuine journalists […]

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Lilywhite Kamal Paints Lotus Rajini Saffron

Reading Time: 3 minutesKamal is not sure if Rajini is saffron but he is sure enough that he probably isn’t. With ‘saffron’ Kamal is conveying that Rajini if he is saffron, must be communal. That is in keeping with the media and secular narrative, popular or not. Kamal has red-flagged Rajini and his politics. Here’s a report for […]

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Looking at Elders through Selective Eyes: Retirees from News Organisations in Dire Straits

Reading Time: 5 minutesRetired people from newspaper companies and organisations were never granted proper salaries in their prime time of life. Having craftily ensured low salaries to these essential staff, the management of these newspaper companies also created a debt-trap so that these expert hands could not leave the organisations to join better employment. The debt-trap came in […]

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Why did Bhansali Reduce Rani Padmini to a Vagina, not allow Women to Live after Rape? And Alauddin his Fun!

Reading Time: 4 minutesThe feminist in actor’s guise, who watched period drama Padmaavat, walked out a zombie, the feminist in her raped and ravaged. How dare, Mr. Bhansali, Sir, reduce her to what you did? Transform her from feminist to feminine. Here’s a tongue-in-cheek take on the controversial film, Padmaavat, for Different Truths. The person who walked in […]

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