Creative Disturbance

In the second part of this podcast, <a href="">MS Sriram</a>, a professor at the Indian Institute of Management(Bangalore), a nationally renowned consultant in finance and a writer, shares experiences of his experience of writing about finance in Kannada, the language of Karnataka, India. He reflects on how writers should not be rigid in translating every word but should retain a few indigenous flavours for the readers. Sriram speaks about wit and the humor of Y N Krishnamurthy (fondly known as 'YNK') , a trend setting journalist, editor and 'pun'dit.

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Category:GARI -- posted at: 10:44pm CDT

In the first part of this podcast, MS Sriram, a professor at the Indian Institute of Management, a nationally renowned consultant in finance and a writer in Kannada, shares experiences of his interactions with rural handicraft makers. These handicraft makers are happy as they are not polluted by greed. He explains how his stories and characters are spaced in an area of a different spoken language (telugu), which helps him transcend political and other stereotypical slangs of the language in which he writes (kannada). He also talks about how a non-kannada city like Hyderabad becomes the muse of another major Kannada poet, K V Tirumalesh. Stay tuned next week for part 2.

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Category:GARI -- posted at: 10:35am CDT

Hatef Alimardani is a renowned Iranian filmmaker, director, and screenwriter whose movies are noticeably engaged with socio-political dilemmas, cultural cleavages and economic difficulties of present-day Iran, portrayed through stories of Iranian middle class families. 
My dialogue with him revolves around issues such as the correlation between cinema and science, cinema and society, aesthetics of cinema, cinema as an autonomous medium, and naturalistic cinema. In this podcast, Alimardani, as a professional filmmaker, emphasizes the power and penetration of the cinematic picture through evoking and touching upon the emotional and mental state of cinema’s audiences. Hatef Alimardani characterizes Iran’s cinema as an internationally-recognized artistic phenomenon which is primarily tangled with representation of interpersonal relationships contextualized in the current turbulent situation of the Iranian society.
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Category:Artisthinktive Iran: A Forum for Distinctive Thinking on Iranian Arts -- posted at: 9:19am CDT