Charlie Chaplin
World  /  Published 19.05.22

War reaches Cannes Festival

Russia said on Wednesday it was expelling a total of 85 embassy staff from France, Spain and Italy in response to similar moves by those countries, highlighting the damage to relations with leading EU...
By Alex Marshall

Opinion  /  Published 18.11.21

Letters to the Editor: Why there is a need to question national heroes

Hear the truth Sir — Writers are often persecuted for their candour. Orhan Pamuk, celebrated for his probing works on Turkish identity and history, is, once again, facing charges, this time for...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 15.11.21

The relevance of Chaplin's 'Modern Times'

   What makes Charlie Chaplin’s films, especially Modern Times (1936), unique?  To explore this, let us consider the navarasas. The artist uses each rasa eithe...
By A. Raghuramaraju

Style  /  Published 11.11.21

How clothes made the man

Charlie Chaplin writes in his autobiography how he created his famous screen persona of The Tramp, when acting in the short comic film Mabel’s Strange Predicament, 1914. “I had no idea wha...
By The Telegraph

Culture  /  Published 22.08.21

Remembering Comicbabu

Given the decades of dominance of Hindi films on the Indian psyche, it is unlikely that Bhanu Bandyopadhyay had any pan-India recall during his lifetime, much less today. But if Laughter were to choos...
By Moumita Chaudhuri

Culture  /  Published 08.08.21

Our cousin, a monkey’s uncle

A grandaunt returned after a half-year trip to Boston in the US and complained thereafter, “Would you believe it, I didn’t see a single crow all these months?” I am not one to harbo...
By Upala Sen

Style  /  Published 04.03.21

A brief history of the moustache

Icons and trends • The great men: Emperors Akbar and Genghis Khan wore moustaches to great effect, as statements of power. • The scary companions: Hitler, Stalin, Veerappan. In 2015, a cos...
By Sanika Kakirde

Opinion  /  Published 14.02.19

Authoritarianism and the lullaby of lies

With the parliamentary elections coming up, slanging matches among political parties have become more intense and strident. The quality of discussions amongst politicians and media houses, especially ...
By Anup Sinha


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