Arts & Culture
From roadside screenings of short silent films to producing big-budget films, Chennai has come a long way since 1897. By THEODORE BASKARAN
The culmination of a romance is a widely accepted concluding moment in stories because it signifies a transition from the unmarried or single state to a married state. But the reason why it is virtually indispensable in Indian popular cinema needs inquiring into. BY M.K. RAGHAVENDRA
The Indo-Saracenic architecture of buildings found across Chennai gives it a distinct old-world charm. By T.S. SUBRAMANIAN
Myths have not only survived science and technology but will continue to fascinate creative minds who find in them the threads to weave their own narratives that reflect the traumatic times they live in.
A new small-budget film on the underdog’s struggle for survival in Kolkata, employing a narrative technique borrowed from Thousand And One Arabian Nights and Brecht. By PARTHA CHATTERJEE
The Kailasa temple complex, with massive sculptures and panels, hewn out of a mountain working from the top to the bottom, is an unparalleled architectural masterpiece of the Rashtrakutas. Text by T.S. SUBRAMANIAN and photographs by D. KRISHNAN