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Whose song is it anyway? Unravelling Ilaiyaraja’s struggle for ownership

This ongoing legal saga highlights the broader issues in India’s copyright framework and the balance between creators' rights and producers' ownership.

Ilaiyaraja has been composing music for films since 1974
Published on May 21, 2024 08:14 PM IST

Why ‘Beware the Ides of March’? Historical significance and other unlucky dates

Exploring the historical fears associated with the Ides of March, and the date's meaning.

A turning point in Roman history recreated in Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, which again popularised the line
Published on Mar 15, 2024 08:31 PM IST

The Shakespeare I have come to know: A scholar separates legend from legacy

He certainly did not invent the 1,000-odd words often attributed to him, says Jonathan Culpeper of Lancaster University. But then, most writers don’t coin one.

The ghost of the King appears before Horatio and the guards in Hamlet. (Wikimedia Commons)
Updated on Jan 19, 2024 11:01 PM IST
ByJonathan Culpeper

Dame Judi Dench recites Shakespeare's sonnet on The Graham Norton Show

Skyfall star Judi Dench delivered a beautiful rendition of Shakespeare's Sonnet 29 leaving talk show host and audience stunned

Actor Judi Dench poses at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, California October 30, 2014. (Reuters)
Published on Oct 28, 2023 08:21 PM IST
ByArya Vaishnavi

Review: Famine Tales; A Graphic Anthology edited by Ayesha Mukherjee et al

A graphic anthology arising from the collaborative efforts of traditional scroll painters and modern comic artists, Famine Tales from India and Britain seeks to facilitate a comparative understanding of famine, dearth, and food security issues in India and Britain

From the anthology’s Phullara-r Bhoj scroll. (https://faminetales.exeter.ac.uk/)
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 08:05 PM IST
BySyed Saad Ahmed

Book Box: A Poem A Day

Five poem books to celebrate Poetry Writing Month. And a chat with the multi-talented Jerry Pinto on ways to bring poetry back into our lives.

A Poem A Day, Gulzar.
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 11:56 AM IST

The politician who does not know how to say sorry

Speaking grandiosely, if not pompously, he declared at a press conference, “My name is Gandhi and Gandhis never apologise to anyone.”

What Gandhi didn’t realise in 2013 — but, presumably, cannot forget today — is that even if a court eventually stays his conviction, he will have missed several weeks of a sitting Parliament. (Reuters)
Published on Apr 01, 2023 05:31 PM IST

Biography calls John Donne great as Shakespeare, wins UK nonfiction book prize

British writer Katherine Rundell’s biography on poet John Donne named winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize at a ceremony in London. It argues that Donne is “a writer perhaps as great as Shakespeare, and a writer we should all read for his writing on love, sex and death.”

Biography calls John Donne great as Shakespeare, wins UK nonfiction book prize (Twitter/BookBrunch)
Updated on Nov 18, 2022 04:49 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, London

Shakespeare portrait, the only one in his lifetime, on sale. See here

Shakespeare Portrait: The owner is offering the piece for sale by private treaty without an auction.

Shakespeare Portrait: The owner is offering the piece for sale by private treaty without an auction.
Published on Nov 17, 2022 03:03 PM IST

400 years of Shakespeare's First Folio celebrated in Germany

In 1622, the Frankfurt Book Fair helped launch the British playwright's collected works. The posthumous publication remains relevant to this day.

A first edition of
Published on Oct 12, 2022 04:45 PM IST

Celebrating Moliere's enduring legacy, 400 years on

His plays, such as "Tartuffe" or "Don Juan," were scandalous and banned. As the world celebrates Moliere's 400th anniversary, here's a look at the French playwright's works.

Moliere, baptized Jean Baptiste Poquelin on January 15, 1622(akg-images/picture alliance )
Published on Jan 16, 2022 09:33 AM IST

Medical students studying Shakespeare may easily connect with patients: Study

Dr Jeffrey stated that the idea that emotions are disruptive and need to be controlled is deeply ingrained in medical education and practice, contributing to doctors distancing from patients.

Representative image.
Published on Apr 04, 2021 07:00 PM IST
ANI | , Washington

Here's how studying Shakespeare may help medical students connect with patients

A palliative care doctor has suggested that studying Shakespeare's plays could help medical students connect more closely with their patients.

Dr Jeffrey stated that the idea that emotions are disruptive and need to be controlled is deeply ingrained in medical education and practice, contributing to doctors distancing from patients.(Pixabay)
Published on Apr 02, 2021 10:01 AM IST
ANI | , Washington [us]
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