Alternative Entertainment

Journey of a Passionate Tale-Spinner

Janaky Sreedharan presents Nabanita Deshmukh, a storyteller who follows a unique process to engage with children. The last I saw her was in Jawaharlal Nehru University, New D...

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The Austere Ascetic

Sharad Raj visits the 1983 French film L’Argent (Money) and deconstructs the genius of the filmmaker Robert Bresson.  Jean Luc Goddard once said, “Robert Bre...

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Give peace a chance

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with the eminent filmmaker and documentarist Ramesh Sharma on his new feature-length documentary, AHIMSA: Gandhi – The Power of the Powerl...

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Where Eagles Dare

People are experiences and experiences make interesting stories, says Yashika Begwani to me, writes Vinta Nanda  She’s curious about learning, psychology, about th...

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The Cinema of Tengiz Abulnadze

All of Abulnadze’s important films especially his much acclaimed The Georgia Trilogy exemplify the key features of Georgian cinema, writes Monish K. Das  Federico ...

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Takes tea to tango

A photo-essay by Ashis Ghatak on his tea-tasting spree in the Darjeeling hills.  Sitting in the cozy glass-walled empty restaurant on the terrace of Cochrane Palace, whe...

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Black-and-white in colour

Khalid Mohamed recounts his emotional-laden encounter with the legendary French multi-media artist, Jean-Paul Goude, on a champagne-bubbly afternoon in Paris. Jean-Paul Goude...

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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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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