Thought Box

A CONVERSATION OF PEACE AND HARMONY

Here, Vinta Nanda tells the story of Shabnam Hashmi, one among the millions of people who have, over the last 75 years, built a secular, democratic and plural nation through t...

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HOW WILL I KNOW PEACE

Humra  Quraishi revisits the artist Satish Gujral and his words, as she tries to make sense of the polarisation and lack of representation of diversities in our instituti...

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TOLLYWOOD’S GIFTED ACTORS

Bengali cinema and filmmakers, though revered worldwide, still do not draw much attention within India. It may have to do something with the overwhelming popularity Bollywood ...

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SMASH THE PATRIARCHY

Priti Chandriani, Veena Bakshi and Lygia Mathew run the ‘only’ Cinema Collective, and they held a day-long event where panel discussions, a play reading and the do...

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A FERRIS WHEEL GOING AROUND

Humra  Quraishi questions the mindless lynching’s of Indian Muslims on mere suspicion of the carrying beef, although they could’ve been carrying a sack of cab...

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JAANE BHI DO YAARO: FOREVER IN RECALL!

Aparajita Krishna unplugs the cult classic that has already consumed generations left behind and will continue to enthral, delight and make pensive, the generations of the fut...

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PAINTING THE TOWN RED: VANI TRIPATHI TIKOO

Vinta Nanda talks to Vani Tripathi Tikoo about her recently published book, Why Can’t Elephants Be Red?, and about other things. Akku, the protagonist of her book, is a...

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KEECHAR VERSUS GULAL

Satyabrata Ghosh analyses the following words spoken by the Prime Minister of India in parliament: “Keechar uskey paas tha, mere pass gulal.” Indian Cinematograph...

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FAIZ, SAHIR AND VERSE

Humra Quraishi revisits two of the best known poets of this  subcontinent, Faiz Ahmed Faiz and Sahir Ludhianvi. Both who were born years ago in the season of spring and ...

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THE GENTLE HEART

Khalid Mohamed pens a tribute to the peerless artist, printmaker and art teacher Lalitha Lajmi, who passed away last Monday. When Lalitha Lajmi moved on to another realm at t...

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SHAKESPEARE & BOLLYWOOD – JAB THEY MET!!

Manojit Lahiri takes you on a fascinating journey where hamlet and omelet often clash! ...

March 23 2023

WHERE THERE ARE NO WOMEN

As the month of March comes to an end, and with it so do the many celebrations around In...

March 22 2023

A CONVERSATION OF PEACE AND HARMONY

Here, Vinta Nanda tells the story of Shabnam Hashmi, one among the millions of people wh...

March 21 2023