Thought Box

Great men leave everlasting memories

As Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary nears, Humra Quraishi recalls conversations with Tara Gandhi Bhattacharjee and also pays a humble tribute to Birju Maharaj, the Kat...

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Hey Guys, give brand LOVE a chance!

Catalyst, hidden persuader or gentle, deceptive brand statement, LOVE, Monojit Lahiri insists, is much more than a 4-letter word in today’s fiercely competitive market-s...

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Soumitra Chatterjee: A Filmmaker Remembers

In a freewheeling conversation with Anuradha Warrier, critically-acclaimed director Suman Ghosh talks about his forthcoming book, Soumitra Chatterjee: A Film-maker Remembers, ...

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Photo Feature: The gifted Vickky Idnaani

Vinta Nanda collided with photographer Vickky Idnaani at a dinner party the other day and here she reproduces a fun conversation she had with him. He started his career with ...

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Facts about Indian Muslims

Humra Quraishi leans on facts and figures to draw a picture of the state of the Muslim community in India. All those arrested or detained so far in the Sulli Deals and Bulli ...

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When Atul Met the Movies

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with India’s prime, contemporary artist, Atul Dodiya, on his unbreakable bond with art and cinema. Quite symbiotically, the film image ev...

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“Who says only Bollywood songs are gold?!” – Gulzar

As Bollywood’s undisputed Poet Laureate moves from strength to strength, Monojit Lahiri recalls some amazing conversations with a dear, cherished and hugely respected fr...

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Revisiting Mani Kaul’s Mini-series Ahmaq

Devdutt Trivedi writes that in Ahmaq, Kaul wanted to underline the symbiotic relationship between Hinduism and Islam. The critics and audience alike, largely rejected Mani Ka...

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Bully Bai and the mainstreaming of hate

Humra  Quraishi questions hate politics and the utter disregard for the Constitution of India by the fringe that is being mainstreamed aggressively. It’s horrifyin...

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Making films is my coping mechanism: Shabnam Sukhdev

Here’s Vinta Nanda in conversation with documentary filmmaker Shabnam Sukhdev, who just completed her short film titled ‘Unfinished’ while completing her Mas...

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Those Disco Deewane days

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, replays the story of the late Nazia Hassan, who sparked th...

January 23 2022

Great men leave everlasting memories

As Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary nears, Humra Quraishi recalls conversations ...

January 22 2022

From refugee camps to stardom

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with the feisty actor, Shaylee Krishnen, who spent her ch...

January 21 2022