• From Kes to Clockwork Orange, the 20 best British films
    Style
    The Independent

    From Kes to Clockwork Orange, the 20 best British films

    On 1 September 1949, Carol Reed’s celebrated thriller The Third Man was released. It was an immediate hit and in the ensuing seven decades, The Third Man’s popularity has remained constant, with frequent appearances on TV and in the cinema, as well as a beautiful restoration in 2015.The film has also featured regularly in lists of the greatest films of all time, and many critics treasure it. It’s been 20 years now since the BFI placed The Third Man at the top of their own list of greatest British films, so perhaps it’s time for a reappraisal of the finest examples of British cinema.

  • World Music Day: 10 Musical Instruments Bollywood Loves
    Style
    Pragyan Mohanty

    World Music Day: 10 Musical Instruments Bollywood Loves

    Harmonium-playing street singer as love guru, a sad piano song, and life lessons in a wistful violin number – we look at the contribution of various musical instruments in Bollywood.

  • Style
    Gayatri Vinayak

    Celebrities who have been accused of cultural appropriation

    Shah Rukh Khan recently came under fire for a photograph that his wife Gauri Khan had posted where the superstar is seen, along with their son AbRam, wearing Native American war bonnets. Khan was accused of cultural appropriation, and a Twitter user reminded Khan that since the feathers on the headgear needed to be earned as per Native American cultural, Khan should not be wearing them.