Alternative Entertainment

Manush Bhalo Nei: Anupam Roy with Cizzy

Anupam Roy’s new single, featuring young Bengali rapper Cizzy, weaves in the COVID experience with some telling political commentary. The singer-composer duo spoke to Sh...

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Rediscovering a Genius Artist

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with Patrick Bensard, director of the prestigious Cinematheque de la Danse of Paris, now documenting the art of Walter Spies whose life in Bali ...

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Mise en scene: a metaphysical expression

Sharad Raj writes that to arrive at one’s mise en scene is to liberate oneself from dogmas that are both personal and intellectual. The dictionary definition of mise ...

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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

Sharad Raj writes that Bunuel has been called a cruel filmmaker, he sees that we are hypocrites, admits to being one and believes we were probably made that way. Octavio Pa...

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Failed promises of the right wing: Andrzej Wajda

Sharad Raj transports you back to the film Ashes and Diamonds - an all-time masterpiece of Polish cinema, directed by one of the most important filmmakers, Andrzej Wajda. C...

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Living life Queen-size

Music buff Niraj Jani, rhapsodizes about the emotional wallop of  the Queen, the 1970s British band which still rocks the playlists of the millennials.  Although ...

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Satyajit Ray: 10 Great Sequences

The films of Satyajit Ray have provided us with iconic moments that celebrate the many hues of life, all shot with the barest of resources. Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at a s...

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The Joy of Photography

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with multi-media professional, indie-filmmaker and still photographer Arin Paul on how to see through the naked eye and grab the moment. Quit...

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Avijatrik: The Wanderlust of Apu

It is to the credit of Subhrajit Mitra and his creative and technical team that Avijatrik manages to trace its own path, writes Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri And it does so with a s...

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Writing with fire: Khabar Lahariya

India's All-Female News Outlet Battles Sexism, Caste - And Hits The Silver Screen – NPRs Sushmita Pathak interviews Meera Devi, chief reporter of Khabar Lahariya In a...

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A Faust for Bangladesh

Farrukh Dhondy at his best as he recounts the attempt he once made to adapt Goethe&rsquo...

December 2 2021

All about Eve: A History of the Hindi Film Heroine

All about Eve: A History of the Hindi Film HeroineThe more things change, the more they ...

December 1 2021

Memories of an advertising man…

In this fascinating first-person-account, Monojit Lahiri, known for his Bollywood-driven...

November 30 2021