Alternative Entertainment

Mehmood: The King of Comedy

Khalid Mohamed recalls Bollywood’s ace wonder mirth-maker, Mehmood, on the occasion of his 16th death anniversary. Jagdeep who passed away earlier this month, was the l...

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Question of Age: The believe-it-or-not pluck of Chunibala Devi

Khalid Mohamed writes on the uncanny story of Chunibala Devi, who at the age of 80 portrayed the tetchy yet lovable village grandma brilliantly in Satyajit Ray’s Pather ...

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Tragedy: The Untold Story of Baby Naaz

Khalid Mohamed narrates the story of Baby Naaz, a super child actor of the vintage years, who passed away, felled by the loss of fame and adulation  In Bollywood lingo, ...

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Shibu Natesan: Doing it my way

Khalid Mohamed interviews the eminent artist Shibu Natesan, who has varied from images of political protest to nature studies, whether he is in his homeland Kerala, Vadodara o...

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The Guru: Gautam Rajadhyaksha (1950-2011)

Khalid Mohamed writes on the imperishable legacy of the pioneering photographer of celebrity portraits. Whenever the rains finally hit Mumbai - they’ve arrived sporadic...

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Troubled waters: The fishing community of Worli Koliwada

A photo-feature by Vatsal Shah on the beleaguered fishing village of Worli Koliwada, before and after the outbreak of the pandemic.  Way before the worldwide outbreak of...

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Shot by Shot: Politics of photography

Young photographer Vatsal Shah writes on the obstacles in the way of becoming a professional photographer in India Theories about photography can be broad generalisations or ...

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No Entry: Hazards in staging a theatre play in Mumbai

Khalid Mohamed recounts his peril-fraught, one-off experience in staging ‘Kennedy Bridge’, a play on yesteryear’s courtesans. All the world’s a stage;...

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Cinema of Resistance

Reema Moudgil walks us through some compelling cinema over the last seventy years of India’s independence, which has chronicled resistance of the oppressed against their...

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Re-Engineering Culture: Majha House

Preeti Gill, founder of Majha House in Amritsar, tells about the place, which asserts Punjab’s rich history of performance, literature and art. She says, “The idea...

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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