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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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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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Woh Sadhana thi

The cine-young living in the 60-year-old that I am, refuses to abandon my lingering fasc...

May 18 2021

After a Pause

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on Bollywood’s comeback syndrome, or why top s...

May 16 2021

Signs of the times: Time to talk truth to power

Humra Quraishi’s commentary demands answers and accountability for the sufferings ...

May 15 2021