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Adieu, Harun Farocki (1944-2014)

Thinker, video artist, writer and activist, Harun Farocki will live on in the radical documentary films and video installations that marked his oeuvre.

Breathless Kabaddi

The success of the Pro Kabaddi League has been an eye-opener for the “other side” of television executives and audiences long disdainful of this Indian sport.

Invisible Invincibility

As Madras enters the 375th year of its founding, we still do not know why the sepoys of the Madras Native Regiment gave so much to the founding of the Empire and were yet quick to rebel.

From LoO to LoP to LoO

The possible abbreviations for the Leader of Opposition offer an interesting diversion into the origin of words and their usage.

The Garden of My Childhood

As many of the common birds that once inhabited our gardens disappear, we have to worry about our concern for conservation.

An Unforgettable Red Parrot

Koothattukulam Mary was a woman who shed sweat, tears and blood to build the communist movement in Kerala.


If sport seeks to matter by giving the arena what it wants, then the marketable format, with its thirst for success at any cost, is what it will get.

(Un)Changing Territories

The Indian cinema industry functions within a territoriality that sometimes overlaps political and linguistic lines, but most often merges, splinters or transgresses them.

The Marathon as Disport

The marathon, perhaps the most elemental of all sports, celebrates self-discovery and a non-competitive pushing of physical limits.


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