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Faces of Rajasthan

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with photographer Chandan Das on his tryst with photography and other creative arts. He has a discerning taste for silk fabrics and ethnic art ...

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Eternal Virgin: Setsuko Hara

Among iconic names like Ozu, Kurosawa, Immamura and Koreeda is the name of Setsuko Hara who is celebrated as the ‘Eternal Virgin’, writes Rwita Dutta For the cine...

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Sculpting in Time

Sharad Raj revisits Tarkovsky’s film Mirror (Russian), released in 1975 and he expresses, in this piece, its art, aesthetic and complexity. If time is monolithic then f...

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IT’S APPY NEW YEAR AND A BOUQUET OF TALKS

Here’s another in her series of a bouquet of talks, by Aparajita Krishna. This time she converses with Manmohan Shetty, Govind Nihalani, Pritish Nandy, Mrinal Sen and Ma...

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Of human bondage

Khalid Mohamed’s throwback to his encounter with social documentarist, Sebastio Salgado, whom he rates as the world’s most impactful living photographer today. Th...

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The outlier of French new wave: Claude Chabrol

In a career that spanned over five decades, Claude Chabrol (24 June 1930 - 12 Sep 2010) was one of the most prolific and widely respected of French film directors, writes Vand...

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My city, my friend

Khalid Mohamed in a chat fest with Harshad Rajadhyaksha, Chief Creative Officer at the Ogilvy ad agency, on his passion for street photography and more Without any trumpet bl...

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In gentle streets where people play

I first met Suryaveer (it tickles my Panjabiat to call him Veera) in the year 2004, writes Vinta Nanda Aroona Bhat, his partner in life, and he had dropped in at my sets alon...

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Missing Soumitrababu

The 1950’s down 70’s are often considered as the ‘Golden Era’ of Bengali Cinema, reminisces Rwita Dutta and she recalls those times through the cinema ...

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Seijun Suzuki: Master of the Japanese Film Noir

The most traveled and hence the most influential of the film genres that evolved in Hollywood film studios is perhaps the film noir, writes Monish Das  The low‐budget,...

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The Good Story And The Bad Story

Vinta Nanda reflects on discussions surrounding the OTT guidelines announced by the gove...

February 27 2021

Playing corpse and killers

Khalid Mohamed has mixed feelings about the Mohanlal movie Drishyam 2, thumbs up three e...

February 26 2021

The apotheosis of the new wave: Jules et Jim

Godard’s Breathless and Truffaut’s Jules et Jim are the cornerstones of one ...

February 25 2021