Alternative Entertainment

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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World, beautiful, world

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with photographer Babul Bhatt who focuses on the beautiful sides of cityscapes around the world. He could have been a fashion model, he has tha...

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Visual Instinct

Khalid Mohamed writes on discovering the rule-breaking art of Vishwanath Math on social media in the time of the Coronavirus. The scene right now: No art galleries, no exposu...

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Clicking London

Vatsal Shah’s photo-essay set in the British capital, where the only constant is change. It’s a megalopolis of change - changes for the better and for the worse. ...

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Of Fearless Art

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with Bangalore’s iconoclastic artist, Pushpamala N,  famous for her photo-romances of Fearless Nadia, Goddess Laxmi and more. Surfin...

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Abdullah Khan of Patna Blues

Aparajita Krishna writes that the debut novel of the 49 year old author born in village Pandari, 40 Kms from Motihari in Bihar, has not come out of the blue.   It had a ...

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Stayin’ Alive: Pt. Jasrajji

Senior musicians speak to Monarose Sheila Pereia, to pay their tributes to the great legend Pandit Jasrajji, who passed away on 17 August 2020, in New Jersey, USA. Indian cla...

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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