Powerful People

My world view: Deepika Deshpande-Amin

It’s a fascinating journey to go down a long winding road with a friend - when the conversation is nothing else but about her, writes Vinta Nanda  Of Deepika Deshp...

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M K RAINA: A salutation and exploration

Again and this one is vast - Aparajita Krishna walks you through the life of social activist and actor MK Raina. So far, so, so good. Maharaj Krishen Raina is more intimately...

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A Woman of Letters

“I am reading Amartya Sen’s book nowadays”, says a sprightly young voice at the other end of my telephone line: Janaky Sreedharan That is an eighty six yea...

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The First Prime Minister of India

A day after Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru’s birth anniversary, also known as Children’s Day in India, we recall his leadership; the highs and the lows. In the 35 years...

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Bansi Kaul: Rang Bansi!

He is the chronicler of the theatre of clowns, acrobats, painted faces and laughter, writes Aparajita Krishna Bansi Kaul, a NSD (National School of Drama, Delhi) alumni who g...

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Amol Palekar - In a flashback that is very present!

I am often visited by Amol Palekar flashbacks, writes Aparajita Krishna As time passes by actor Amol Palekar’s theatre and film resume gets even more present and releva...

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SMM AUSAJA: Keeper Of Our Cine-Heritage & Memorabilia

SMM AUSAJA, our man in the frame, deserves not just this mere article, but perhaps books on him writes Aparajita Krishna. This Author and Cinema Archivist is owner of the lar...

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Rameshwari wahi jo sab ka man bhaaye

Aparajita Krishna takes us with her on a journey through Rameshwari’s life - from a student of acting to becoming a film star, wife, mother and now a business woman.&nbs...

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Welcome to Ashok Mishra

The two Hindi films that writer Ashok Mishra is popularly associated with in the cine-goers’ mind are Shyam Benegal’s Welcome to Sajjanpur and Well Done Abba, writ...

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Rewinding: Ustad Zakir Hussain

“I had interviewed Ustad Zakir Hussain, years ago in 1992; and he told me what made him emotional on stage once”, writes Humra  Quraishi Winter was at its pe...

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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