Arts & Culture
There is hardly any dissenting writer in the world who has not turned the period of his/her imprisonment into a season for reflection, imagination and creative expression.
The 1929 Soviet film “Man with the Movie Camera” by Dziga Vertov was recently adjudged the greatest documentary ever made; Vertov himself perhaps was not without a sense that the film was speaking more to posterity than to the present.
The Indo-Saracenic architecture of buildings found across Chennai gives it a distinct old-world charm. By T.S. SUBRAMANIAN
Rahaab Allana, curator of the “Drawn from Light” exhibition, says the photographs featured are marked by a creative tension between universal aspects of photography and the culture-specific pictorial conventions of 19th century India. By AJOY ASHIRWAD MAHAPRASHASTA
A recent exhibition in New Delhi of vintage cameras provided a window into the long history of the camera and photography. By AJOY ASHIRWAD MAHAPRASHASTA
U.R. Ananthamurthy (1932-2014), who inhabited a bilingual world, turned a searching gaze on the community in which he was born and remained committed to the idea of a secular and non-sectarian India. By VIKHAR AHMED SAYEED
From roadside screenings of short silent films to producing big-budget films, Chennai has come a long way since 1897. By THEODORE BASKARAN