Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicMira Nair

Topic: Mira Nair

Bata, the foreign shoe brand that became a friend for generations of Indian school students

Bata faced stiff competition from local brands such as Gola Shoes, Liberty, Paragon and Khadim during the 1980s. But the brand survived due to its utility, durability and pricing.

A Suitable Boy is my response to India’s disappearing pluralism, Mira Nair says

BBC's six-part adaptation of Vikram Seth's novel 'A Suitable Boy', directed by Mira Nair, has been released on Netflix.

Atheism, abortion, art, sex — things Mira Nair film on Amrita Sher-Gil can’t miss

When I first saw Sher-Gil’s art at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Delhi — I was stunned. I had read about her, but here she was completely new.

‘Gorgeous drama but flat dialogue’ — Mira Nair’s ‘A Suitable Boy’ opens to mixed reactions

The first episode of BBC’s first period drama starring only people of colour aired Sunday. An adaptation of Vikram Seth's novel, the show will come to India later in this year on Netflix.

Mira Nair to adapt New York Times story ‘The Jungle Prince of Delhi’ into Amazon series

The 2020 Pulitzer finalist 'The Jungle Prince of Delhi' was an in-depth story on a family living in a decrepit palace in Delhi, claiming to be the royal family of Awadh.

Salaam Bombay! is a haunting exploration of child labour in India

The proceeds from the movie were used to set up Salaam Baalak Trust, an NGO that works for the welfare of street children.

On Camera

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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