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Mai Manó House: Europe’s oldest house of photography

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By Aparna Jayakumar in Cool Travel on Friday 4 May 2012

Built in 1894, Mai Manó House in Budapest is officially the oldest dedicated house of photography in Europe. And perhaps the world. It was turned into a commercial and residential building for a few years after the Second World War, but was resurrected as a space for photography in 1998.

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Arranging chairs for Ai Weiwei in Mumbai

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By Aparna Jayakumar in New Events on Friday 4 May 2012

Curators Zasha Colah and Sumesh Sharma put together a zany show earlier this month in which they screened five documentary films by Ai Weiwei alongside works by Indian artists that shared similar themes, all political and irreverent in nature. Sharma met Weiwei at the Gwangju Biennale International Curators Programme 2010 in South Korea and got him […]

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Galli: a blog documenting photography from India

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By Aparna Jayakumar in Cool Websites on Thursday 3 May 2012

‘Galli’ means ‘narrow street’ in Hindi, and is an apt title for Harsha Vadlamani’s blog for contemporary Indian street and documentary photography, featuring important works that often don’t make it to the mainstream media.

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Hilarious spoof of pretentious arty French cinema

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By Aparna Jayakumar in Video on Thursday 3 May 2012

This is an hilarious spoof of pretentious ‘arty’ French cinema told through the eyes of Henri, a lazy ol’ black-and-white tabby cat.

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Film critic Jai Arjun Singh reviews Iranian film A Separation

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By Aparna Jayakumar in New Film on Thursday 3 May 2012

The Iranian film, A Separation, winner of the Academy Award this year for Best Foreign Language film, completely blew me away. What a perfect film. I looked online for any writing on the film and found this interesting piece by an Indian film critic, Jai Arjun Singh, who offers a unique perspective, different from those […]

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From India: a whitening cream for your private parts

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By Aparna Jayakumar in New Products on Thursday 3 May 2012

India’s fairness obsession hit a new low with the launch of a whitening product, ‘Clean and Dry‘, for women’s private parts. It caused quite an outrage in the local media, but only time will tell how the product will fare in the market.

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Street portraits of office-going men in Calcutta

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By Aparna Jayakumar in New Photography on Thursday 3 May 2012

I was in Calcutta earlier this year, making street portraits of middle-aged, middle-income, office-going Bengali men, locally called ‘babus’. I was fascinated by these near-fictional characters that roamed the streets of Calcutta, and particularly by their sense of fashion, which hadn’t moved on from the ‘50s. But they seemed to prefer it that way.

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Werner Herzog writes a funny letter to his cleaning lady

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By Aparna Jayakumar in New Trends on Wednesday 2 May 2012

Check this out: the mad genius, Werner Herzog, writes a bitingly cruel yet deeply philosophical and outrageously funny letter to his cleaning lady. [Read the full letter here]

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