Kaleidoscope

The Subtle Dance of Creation

Prasantanu Mohapatra takes you along with him while reminiscing the making of this stunning short film in the lonely campus of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), w...

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Film Appreciation Course with Arunaraje

Film Institute of India and the National Film Archive of India, Pune are conducting an online Film Appreciation Course after their regular summer course had to be cancelled du...

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On being an Indian: Ruskin Bond

In his essay, "On being an Indian", Ruskin Bond explains his Indian identity, "Race did not make me one. Religion did not make me one. But history did. And in the long ru...

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On Manto’s 108th birth anniversary

“The more I sit thinking of Manto’s genius, I recall  my  meeting his grandnephew Abid Hasan Minto, in  New Delhi”, writes Humra  Quraish...

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Master Class with Shunali Khullar Shroff

Wattpad, the global multi-platform entertainment company for original stories, and Shunali Khullar Shroff are teaming up to host a Master Class in writing. Hosted on Watt...

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Witchy Brew

In common usage, the word chudail describes an aggressive or quarrelsome woman—could be said to be the Indian equivalent of bitch.  But the origins of the chudail (...

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Fighting Time & Tide

A Better Man is the fifteenth book in the Armand Gamache series by Louise Penny, readable as much for the setting of the novels, as for the crimes committed and solved. Three...

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Suspense Is The Key

Alfred Hitchcock made Frederick Knott’s stage play Dial M For Murder immortal by making a film based on it (in 1954).  Vijay Kenkre has directed a Marathi version c...

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Sisters Under The Skin

Jennifer Weiner’s sprawling novel, Mrs Everything, captures an era in American life, through the criss-crossing lives of two Jewish sisters, Jo and Bethie Kaufman. Grow...

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Murder, He Said

The Gujarati play Shaatir, starring Tiku Talsania in a role quite different from the comic roles he is known for, has been running successfully. It has been directed by Manges...

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Evening Shadows nominated in Best Gender Sensitive Script

Two LGBTQ films among five nominated in the first ever recognition of gender sensitivity...

September 20 2020

Hit after hit

He wasn’t exactly the critics’ darling but the masses loved him. Film histor...

September 20 2020

Salim Arif: His Work of Many Parts

It is a daunting task to undertake summarising Salim Arif’s multifaceted talent an...

September 19 2020