This stunning 1969 photo—of a woman decorating a bullock in Rajasthan—was taken by Jyoti Bhatt, an early student of one of the first art schools set up after India's Independence. He became one of the country’s foremost modernist photographers—a brilliant chronicler of rural India. BBC News has a lovely collection of his photos. For more profiles of modern India’s early photographers, check out this weekend edition curated by Heritage Lab.
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‘Barefoot Empress’ is a short 15-minute film made by Michelin-starred chef Vikas Khanna. The documentary spotlights the moving and inspirational tale of Karthyayani Amma who decided to go to school at the ripe old age of 96—joining in Class 1 with kids the same age as her great grandchildren. Variety has more details.