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Find sweet escape in the rock ‘n’ roll fantasy tripping on The Beatles(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

Humour: Of imagination and fantasy

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 08:02 AM IST
There’s more to flights of fancy than leprechauns and lightsabers
For growth, invest in State capacity and regulatory institutions(Reuters)
For growth, invest in State capacity and regulatory institutions(Reuters)

Build a new economic imagination

By Yamini Aiyar and Mekhala Krishnamurthy
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 06:24 PM IST
Move beyond State-market, rural-urban, agri-non agri and welfare-growth binaries. They are linked
(Photo: Alamy)
(Photo: Alamy)

You cannot police imagination: Fatima Bhutto

Hindustan Times Mumbai | By Navneet Vyasan
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2020 04:40 PM IST
The author, in her latest book, borrows extensively from her childhood memories and travels, to chart the rise of the phenomenon that is Eastern pop culture
AI home assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant are helping manage our schedules, even chatting with our children. But our humanoids bots can’t really do much yet. While some can walk, and others can talk, none of them can really do either without human intervention.(Shutterstock)
AI home assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant are helping manage our schedules, even chatting with our children. But our humanoids bots can’t really do much yet. While some can walk, and others can talk, none of them can really do either without human intervention.(Shutterstock)

#Vision 2020: If imagination were everything

Hindustan Times | By Zara Murao, Rachel Lopez, Madhusree Ghosh & Natasha Rego
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 08:33 PM IST
Flying cars, androids you can’t tell apart from humans, colonised planets... here are things we should have had by now
Members of the Mumbai-based band Pacifist; and (right) Rana Ghose.(HT Photo)
Members of the Mumbai-based band Pacifist; and (right) Rana Ghose.(HT Photo)

Helping alt music tip over to broader imagination

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Navleen Kaur Khetarpal
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 07:46 AM IST
From Chandigarh, artistes Yung Umlee (Sambhav), Chaufla (Eashan) and Help (Anmol Singh), who play together under the stage name D33P Thoughts, are among those who have played in the three sessions that REProduce has curated in the city so far.
Gopi (left) and Sudhakar are a popular two-man act on Tamil YouTube. Their channel, Parithabangal (loosely translates to “woes”), has more than 1.4 million subscribers.
Gopi (left) and Sudhakar are a popular two-man act on Tamil YouTube. Their channel, Parithabangal (loosely translates to “woes”), has more than 1.4 million subscribers.

Meme-makers catch Tamil Nadu’s imagination

Hindustan Times, Chennai | By TR Vivek
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 07:36 AM IST
“Every...closed society has a cant of its own. Tamil memes are a reflection of an insular society trying to close a system inwards instead of extending its cultural borrowings,” said N Kalyan Raman, writer and translator.
Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)
Picture for representation only.(HT Photo)

Mumbai in many portraits and imaginations. What’s yours?

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 04:30 PM IST
“Mumbai is Mahalakshmi temple and Mahim church watching the sea inch inwards, nervous about men in power wrecking tidal rhythms for the coastal road. Mumbai is the hiker of Aarey forest who hugged trees. Mumbai is a portrait in progress.”
The Father portrays the everyday life and struggles of a dementia patient , Andre, played by Naseeruddin Shah(Photo courtesy: Motley)
The Father portrays the everyday life and struggles of a dementia patient , Andre, played by Naseeruddin Shah(Photo courtesy: Motley)

“Don’t give the audience a spectacle, simulate their imagination and create the spectacles in their minds,” says Naseeruddin Shah

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Ghosh
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 12:07 AM IST
The thespian’s recent play, The Father, is a brutally honest study of dementia, and is penned by one of France’s best known contemporary playwrights, Florian Zeller
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