Alternative Entertainment

Shibu Natesan: Doing it my way

Khalid Mohamed interviews the eminent artist Shibu Natesan, who has varied from images of political protest to nature studies, whether he is in his homeland Kerala, Vadodara o...

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The Guru: Gautam Rajadhyaksha (1950-2011)

Khalid Mohamed writes on the imperishable legacy of the pioneering photographer of celebrity portraits. Whenever the rains finally hit Mumbai - they’ve arrived sporadic...

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Troubled waters: The fishing community of Worli Koliwada

A photo-feature by Vatsal Shah on the beleaguered fishing village of Worli Koliwada, before and after the outbreak of the pandemic.  Way before the worldwide outbreak of...

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Shot by Shot: Politics of photography

Young photographer Vatsal Shah writes on the obstacles in the way of becoming a professional photographer in India Theories about photography can be broad generalisations or ...

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No Entry: Hazards in staging a theatre play in Mumbai

Khalid Mohamed recounts his peril-fraught, one-off experience in staging ‘Kennedy Bridge’, a play on yesteryear’s courtesans. All the world’s a stage;...

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Cinema of Resistance

Reema Moudgil walks us through some compelling cinema over the last seventy years of India’s independence, which has chronicled resistance of the oppressed against their...

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Re-Engineering Culture: Majha House

Preeti Gill, founder of Majha House in Amritsar, tells about the place, which asserts Punjab’s rich history of performance, literature and art. She says, “The idea...

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ART SALUTES WORKERS

Khalid Mohamed writes on the imperative need for Indian artists to express  their strong views on the state of nation under lockdown today. News is that artists, stretch...

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The Last Concert

Begum Akhtar passed away a day after her concert in Ahmedabad on 29 October, 1974. Here’s a rare photo-essay of that enchanted evening by Ashok Sood. (Photos copyright: ...

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Hollywood icon: The Rock

Khalid Mohamed reviews the Netflix mini-series, Hollywood, which in part attempts to depict the story of the iconic Rock Hudson’s struggle with same-gender sex. It&rsqu...

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Vanishing Act II: Bollywood actresses who disappeared

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, pens a sequel to his study on the actresses who retreated ...

July 5 2020

When words are just not enough….

I write this with a heavy heart, says Rujuta Vaidya as she remembers her time-spent lear...

July 5 2020