Thought Box

An Artist’s Political Awakening: From painting Moods of the Season to reflecting the Human Condition Today

Today, an Indian artist can’t venture into areas where angels fear to tread. Representation of goddesses,  nudity and politics of protest are de facto out of bounds...

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A Tale of True Grit

Today, if a girl wants to be a doctor, she is encouraged by her parents and teachers to go for the high marks needed for medical college. But there was a time when just going ...

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Daughter of The Sun

Circe, who was a footnote in male-dominated Greek mythological stories, is a full-blooded and fascinatingly strong character in Madeline Miller’s new, bestselling book n...

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan: Genius replayed on a Mega-Monsoon Day in Mumbai

No reason, no occasion for a replay today except maybe the fact that it’s just another mega-monsoon day. And I’m anxiously searching for music to go with the rhyth...

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It Happened One Night

Noir thrillers had their own visual glamour—smoky bars, shadowy streets, men in trench coats and Fedoras, femmes fatale, damsels in distress and an innocent caught in a ...

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Lights Still On: Portrait of a 70-year-old Photo Studio where once Bollywood’s Legendary Stars Shone Bright

 The incalculable number of photographs – running into crores – of vintage Hindi cinema’s charismatic actors and film classics have vanished into thin a...

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Into the Mind of A Cop

A lot of writers have come up with bestselling crime fiction, but not many of them would know the workings of a police force inside out, as one who has been there. Clare Macki...

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Yesterday He faced Starvation; Today He’s a Star in his Own Right on the Art Firmament

The bustling town of Vadodara – familarly known as Baroda – houses a count of nearly 2,500 artists. Of them, there are the globally feted masters, a rapidly-rising...

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Bareilly Kaifiyat that throbs in the Bone, Pulse and Heartbeat of a Doctor: Dr Brijeshwar Singh

On April 24 2016 while being car-driven from Delhi to Bareilly I was already in Bareilly Kaifiyat (State of Mind). Driver Roop Singh was an expert on the wheels and a fabulous...

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Daddy's Day Out

The saas-bahu domestic conflict is old hat now, Atul Satya Koushik comedy-drama, Dad’s Girlfriend, twists genders for sasur-damad tug-of-wa...

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Dhadak – A Simple Love Story that highlights Shocking Truths of our Society

Cast: Janhvi Kapoor, Ishaan Khatter, Ashutosh Rana Director: Shashank Khaitan Producer...

July 20 2018

An Artist’s Political Awakening: From painting Moods of the Season to reflecting the Human Condition Today

Today, an Indian artist can’t venture into areas where angels fear to tread. Repre...

July 20 2018

Netflix makes History with 112 Emmy Nominations this Year

It's one of those highly awaited times in Hollywood as Emmy nominations are announced. A...

July 20 2018