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IT’S APPY NEW YEAR AND A BOUQUET OF TALKS

Here’s another in her series of a bouquet of talks, by Aparajita Krishna. This time she converses with Manmohan Shetty, Govind Nihalani, Pritish Nandy, Mrinal Sen and Ma...

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Of human bondage

Khalid Mohamed’s throwback to his encounter with social documentarist, Sebastio Salgado, whom he rates as the world’s most impactful living photographer today. Th...

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The outlier of French new wave: Claude Chabrol

In a career that spanned over five decades, Claude Chabrol (24 June 1930 - 12 Sep 2010) was one of the most prolific and widely respected of French film directors, writes Vand...

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My city, my friend

Khalid Mohamed in a chat fest with Harshad Rajadhyaksha, Chief Creative Officer at the Ogilvy ad agency, on his passion for street photography and more Without any trumpet bl...

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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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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