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Ranjita Ganesan

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is a journalist and researcher based in Mumbai.

Sundance 2023: Home is where the hesitance is, for 'White Ant' director Shalini Adnani

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Sundance 2023: Home is where the hesitance is, for 'White Ant' director Shalini Adnani

In 'White Ant', her first short film set in India, premiering at Sundance Film Festival, the London-based Chilean-Indian director reflects on the emotions of homecoming.

Curtain raiser | Sundance 2023: Screen time for India's fears and frustrations

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Curtain raiser | Sundance 2023: Screen time for India's fears and frustrations

Four titles set in India are travelling to the Utah-based Sundance Film Festival, from January 19-29. This edition of the event will highlight stories of personal strife and international wars.

Self Service: The owner — and the staff — eat here

BUSINESS

Self Service: The owner — and the staff — eat here

What do cooks crave when they’re not catering to diners? A taste of 'family meals' which the staff at some of India’s top restaurants make for themselves.

Why Aditya Birla Fashion is buying stakes in high-end designer brands

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Why Aditya Birla Fashion is buying stakes in high-end designer brands

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL) has bought significant stakes in luxury couture businesses of fashion designers Sabyasachi and Tarun Tahiliani. What is the business rationale? Read on

Convenience beer stores: Why Growler stations are having a moment

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Convenience beer stores: Why Growler stations are having a moment

Growler stations — where one can fill up and take away artisanal beers — are popping up across Mumbai and Pune after a nod from state authorities last year. What does the new retail format promise for craft beer brewers and enthusiasts?

Screening struggles: The most gripping films at the virtual Sundance festival

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Screening struggles: The most gripping films at the virtual Sundance festival

Individual or collective struggles for a better life made for the most affecting movies at the 2021 edition of the festival.

Four-day workweek? This Indian company tried it 4 years ago

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Four-day workweek? This Indian company tried it 4 years ago

The proposed new labour codes have piqued interest in the four-day working week. Beroe Inc, which transitioned to shorter weeks, says it benefits people and productivity alike.

How Mumbai Gallery Weekend is getting its mojo back

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How Mumbai Gallery Weekend is getting its mojo back

After a period of reflection and renovation, gallerists hope to revive the in-person aspect of art-viewing. Some 22 art venues in the city will stay open late to welcome visitors to this year’s Mumbai Gallery Weekend.

A silent night of Christmas movies

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A silent night of Christmas movies

The themes of more recent holiday movies are largely of romance and family dysfunction, but Christmas films from a century ago are not as easily characterised.

Band, Baaja, Biodata: How the CV became vital in Indian matchmaking

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Band, Baaja, Biodata: How the CV became vital in Indian matchmaking

An autobiographical curriculum vitae remains fundamental to Indian marriages. Small businesses have even sprung up to help men and women craft it.