Alternative Entertainment

I want to act, not be famous: Arif Zakaria

Aparajita Krishna tells us, that Arif Zakaria was born in a very respected Konkani Muslim family in Bombay. “Haazaron jawaabon se behtar khamoshi meri - na jaane tere k...

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Oh Rajasthan!

A photo-essay by Vatsal  Shah of the former royal state of Rajasthan, where tourists and photographers flocked during the winter in the pre-COVID times. As winter sets i...

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Shot by shot

A photo-essay by ace photographer Subi Samuel of  Sushmita Sen, a woman of strength and substance. It must have been around 1996, a little before the release of her firs...

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Web talent on the rise but…

The fresh acting talent on the OTT platforms could rewrite the rules of Bollywood’s age-old star system but… are they promoted sufficiently by the channels’...

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Children of the Mountains

A photo-essay by the itinerant Ashis Ghatak on the spirit of the children who live and learn among the mountain valleys. My mountain trips fill me up with the euphoria I was&...

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Signs of the times: Come October

Humra  Quraishi remembers classical singer Begum Akhtar, also known as Akhtari Bai and well-known author, diplomat and promoter of classical arts – Pran Nevile.&nbs...

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Tarkovsky’s Brilliant Images, Revisited

Khalid Mohamed finds solace in the book Instant Light: Tarkovsky’s Polaroids, comprising 60 images to live for. For me, the Russian film auteur Andrei Tarkovsky was the...

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World, beautiful, world

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with photographer Babul Bhatt who focuses on the beautiful sides of cityscapes around the world. He could have been a fashion model, he has tha...

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Visual Instinct

Khalid Mohamed writes on discovering the rule-breaking art of Vishwanath Math on social media in the time of the Coronavirus. The scene right now: No art galleries, no exposu...

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Clicking London

Vatsal Shah’s photo-essay set in the British capital, where the only constant is change. It’s a megalopolis of change - changes for the better and for the worse. ...

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Bengali Film Review: Dictionary

Well-known playwright, theatre activist/director, and film-maker/actor Bratya Basu&rsquo...

March 3 2021

Teachers: Stop systematic destruction of JNU

A press conference was held on 1st March 2021, to reiterate as to why the destruction is...

March 2 2021

Gup-shup with GoPu

Noted academic, playwright, writer Govind P Deshpande (2nd August 1938 – 16th Octo...

March 2 2021