Alternative Entertainment

Climates: A metaphor for changing human behavior

Since the time of Ataturk, Turkey has been home to westernized intellectuals, writes Sharad Raj in his recall of the 2006 Turkish film Climates  Radical Islamisation o...

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Just another brick in the wall

Niraj Jani, rock music enthusiast, writes on Pink Floyd’s cautionary songs about the constant vigil for intellectual freedom. Rock music of the late 1960s and the &lsqu...

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Two different occasions: Conversations with B Jayashree & Jyoti Subhash

Aparajita Krishna recalls conversations with theatre veterans B Jayashree and Jyoti Subhash, both mega-talents in the times that were adverse for women in their field of art. ...

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Abuli Mamaji is Nikhil Pherwani’s Ahaan

Vinta Nanda writes: For once a film centered on a person differently abled is not about the so-called normally-abled characters being the ones to make life better for him. Ah...

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In Conversation with Uttara Baokar

I’m sharing parts of a conversation with path-making, veteran theatre actor who was ideal to generations of theatre-citizens, writes Aparajita Krishna   Her work o...

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Where art thou?

Khalid Mohamed in conversation about the limitless forms of art with the 23-year-old artist, Adyot Rajadhyaksha, who debuted at a group show at the Jehangir Art gallery last w...

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Call of the Valley

A photo-essay by Ashis Ghatak: On the placid side of Kashmir and its infallibly hospitable mountain folk. I wonder why stories of Kashmir carry along with them some invariabl...

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The apotheosis of the new wave: Jules et Jim

Godard’s Breathless and Truffaut’s Jules et Jim are the cornerstones of one of cinema’s most influential movements ever, writes Sharad Raj  The great f...

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Review: Searching for ‘Happiness’

Originating from a conversation with his seven-year-old daughter, Suman Ghosh’s new film is an ode to the city of Kolkata, writes Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri   A Google...

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Exploring the Darker Side

After watching a couple of her films, Vandana Kumar believes, that it couldn’t be merely a coincidence that Isabelle Huppert plays morally ambiguous characters. This le...

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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