Thought Box

Signs of the time: The trauma generation

Humra Quraishi looks into reports, that are available, to find out about the fears and anxieties of the present youth and children in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.  I&...

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Widening the Definition of Literature with Bob Dylan

The word ‘literature’ in a dictionary covers many genres of achievement and is the generic name for many sins, writes Farrukh Dhondy. Nevertheless it evokes the co...

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Hrid Majhare: The Bard’s Official ‘Debut’ in Bengali Cinema

In the series on landmark Bengali films post 2000, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at Ranjan Ghosh’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello, with Macbeth and Julius Caes...

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Times of Indian Politics

Farrukh Dhondy makes an attempt to understand Indian Politics in context to the self-imploding ideology of Hindutva In the last decade of the last century Britain’s Lab...

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

In Agnès Varda’s 1962 film Cléo from 5 to 7 (French title Cléo de 5 à 7), a vain pop singer Cléo (Corinne Marchand) has two hours...

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The Hazards of Adaptation: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Ranjan Das focuses on the challenges that confront filmmakers when adapting vast and expansive authored works, by placing Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in p...

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Bigotry threatens India’s Constitution

To defend India, we must protect the idea of India as Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhai Patel, and BR Ambedkar envisioned it, writes SN Sahu None of these stalwarts of th...

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The Art of Ramkinkar Baij

Modern Indian sculpture as we know it began with Ramkinkar Baij. Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at the works and legacy of a pioneer. ‘He reflected the vibrancy of local ...

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A Fragmented Sky

Through her memories, Farah Diba Israfil encapsulates the pre-and-post-COVID eras, the recent and the deep past of Indian culture and its present. My nanna carried her paanda...

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Building bridges: Rekha Surya

Even before her soulful voice creates magic and captivates you, her charismatic persona hits you with an overpowering intensity, writes Kulsum Mustafa   Doyen of Hi...

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HIGH FIVE: Time for Some hoichoi

Starting out in 2017, the first regional OTT player in India, hoichoi, is now the world&...

September 26 2021

Signs of the time: The trauma generation

Humra Quraishi looks into reports, that are available, to find out about the fears and a...

September 25 2021

Ma Tujhe Salaam!

A cursory look will reveal to you just her outer sheen - a talented, smart, confident wo...

September 24 2021