• Fri, Apr 28, 2017
  • Jonathan Demme – A visionary director who drove discourse through his films

    Updated: Apr, 28, 201706:15 AM

    Cinema owes a huge debt of gratitude to Jonathan Demme. The prolific director of such critically acclaimed and universally admired films such as The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Philadelphia (1993)...
    Jonathan Demme – A visionary director who drove discourse through his films
    Demme leaves behind in his wake not just a few mightily memorable films, but also an enduring legacy rooted in tolerance, diversity and above all, humanity. His passing, like that of his contemporary Mike Nichols (in 2014), brought to memory a heartening connection that their films shared, something that will be touched upon later in this article.Demme is known the world over for helming the nail-biting psychological thriller Silence…, a film that garnered him Oscars for Best Picture and Director, adapted screenplay and its stars Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster, the top acting honours for their unforgettable roles as Dr Hannibal ‘The Cannibal’ Lecter and rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling, who is entrusted with solving a series of murders with help from Lecter. Volumes have been written in high praise of the film, which is among the...
  • Keeping the audience in splits sans expletives Keeping the audience in splits sans expletives
    Updated: Apr, 27, 201706:00 AM

    Popular stand-up comedian Amit Tandon, who is all set to perform in the city on April 29, says he still can’t believe that he is paid to crack jokes.

  • ‘Urban set-up no barrier to sustainable living’ ‘Urban set-up no barrier to sustainable living’
    Updated: Apr, 26, 201706:00 AM

    Whenever there is a discussion about returning to the natural way of living, the imminent question that comes up will be ‘Is being occupied with harvesting our own food more important than space...

  • Science of Parenting: Is thumb sucking really harmful? Science of Parenting: Is thumb sucking really harmful?
    Updated: Apr, 26, 201705:45 AM

    When we see our baby sucking his or her thumb or fingers, we immediately get alarmed. As we want the best for our children, we find ourselves worrying about the implications of allowing this. Will the...

  • Science of Parenting: How to help your kids deal with tragic events Science of Parenting: How to help your kids deal with tragic events
    Updated: Apr, 26, 201705:30 AM

    While it is extremely difficult for even adults to make sense of horrific events like shootings or attacks by terrorists, parents often wonder how to talk to them about something so senseless and...

  • I sing for love and god, says Bhajan Samrat I sing for love and god, says Bhajan Samrat
    Updated: Apr, 24, 201706:00 AM

    Dadasaheb Phalke Award-winning singer Anup Jalota, better known as Bhajan Samrat (king of bhajans), was recently in town for a live concert. In an interview with us, he speaks about his realm of...

  • Stunning street photos capture simple joys of life in New York right after World War II Stunning street photos capture simple joys of life in New York right after World War II
    Updated: Apr, 24, 201705:30 AM

    Born in 1905 and raised in Detroit, American street photographer Todd Webb led an adventurous life. After losing his money in the Stock Market Crash of 1929, he spent time fruitlessly prospecting for...

  • ‘Mentalism is not magic’ ‘Mentalism is not magic’
    Updated: Apr, 24, 201704:45 AM

    Chennai boy Arun Loganathan, popularly known as ‘Arun the Mentalist’, who recently performed in the city, speaks about mentalism, its challenges and more.

  • Forgotten tale of the Andamans Forgotten tale of the Andamans
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201702:20 PM

    The recently released book, Islands in Flux, is a compilation of writings on key issues and developments in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands over the last two decades.

  • Countries to visit on a shoe-string budget Countries to visit on a shoe-string budget
    Updated: Apr, 23, 201712:17 PM

    As India gears up for its new financial year, people can get deeply engrossed with financial planning, leaving little thought for the holiday season. But ensure making smart international travel...