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Ian McKellan In Mumbai, Shakespeare Across India And A Chance To Win £10,000 For Digital-Cultural Ideas

There can't be many better ways to start a job than by meeting Gandalf in Mumbai. But that's one of the many benefits of being the new Director of the British Council in India. This week, the British Council and the British Film Institute invited Sir Ian McKellen, one of Britain's greatest actors, to launch Shakespeare on Film -- our programme to take Shakespeare across India.

Keeping Charles Correa's Work Alive: An Interview With Dr Irena Murray

I recently had the opportunity to interview Dr Irena Murray, an architectural historian and an honorary member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) who was recently in India delivering a series of lectures on the works renowned architect Charles Correa (who passed away last year). If anyone should be an expert on the subject it's her. Dr Murray worked closely with Charles Correa, as well as with colleagues in India and the Correa Foundation. Together they developed a truly fantastic digital archive of his work.