Thought Box

Drishadvati: The daughter of Yayati

Read Janaky Sreedharan’s incisive view on Madhavi S Mahadevan’s Bride of the Forest Reshaping age-old Indian myths into delectable reading experiences has becom...

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Whose normal is it anyway?

Vandana Kumar goes around John Cassavettes’ ‘A Woman Under the Influence’ and discusses how Independent Cinema in Hollywood pushed boundaries by depicting al...

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Sign of the times: This is the darkest hour

Humra  Quraishi revisits her conversations with Saira Banu and Khushwant Singh, both of whom had predicted that the times to come, which are here, will be darker than the...

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Such a long journey: Neena Gupta

Balaji Vittal introduces you to Sach Kahun Toh, theatre, film and television actor, and writer, producer and director Neena Gupta.   Actor Neena Gupta passed out fr...

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The Hairdresser’s Husband: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Vandana Kumar explores how a film like The Hairdresser’s Husband starts as a man’s fetish and ends like a singular love story.  In a world where there is n...

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Where there is no will, there is violence

Humra Quraishi talks about how polarisation in grassroots India, by the use of state machinery, is spreading violence and fear among minorities.  Earlier this week a ...

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Three Colours: Red - A celluloid poem

Mallika Bhaumik reviews Krztysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours Red and reads the auteur’s mind while elucidating her own thoughts about it. After watching Krzt...

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Disconnected democracy

Gautam Benegal discusses the twin pronged strategy applied by the present union government to establish absolute dominance. Do you see the connection between the advantageo...

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Usha Ganguly: A Curtain-Call

Aparajita Krishna walks you through the rich life of theatre stalwart Usha Ganguly, through Om Pareek’s experience of having worked with her and her theatre company Rang...

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Manush Bhalo Nei: Anupam Roy with Cizzy

Anupam Roy’s new single, featuring young Bengali rapper Cizzy, weaves in the COVID experience with some telling political commentary. The singer-composer duo spoke to Sh...

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Drishadvati: The daughter of Yayati

Read Janaky Sreedharan’s incisive view on Madhavi S Mahadevan’s Bride of the...

June 23 2021

Paap: Antim Pawrbo and Mouchak

While Paap passes muster, Mouchak scrapes the bottom of the barrel. Shantanu Ray Chaudhu...

June 22 2021

Whose normal is it anyway?

Vandana Kumar goes around John Cassavettes’ ‘A Woman Under the Influence&rsq...

June 21 2021