Powerful People

A Dream Run for Kalyani

Janaky Sreedharan writes about J.Geetha’s debut venture Run Kalyani, which is set to be the opening film at the New York Indian Film Festival. Perhaps there is nothing ...

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Designed by Desitiny: Pierre Cardin

Humra Quraishi says Pierre Cardin is perhaps the oldest surviving fashion designer, himself designed by destiny - he turns 98 on 2nd July. I had met him in 1989, here in New ...

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Mind Your Language: Vidya Balan on how to get the ps and qs right

Khalid Mohamed frazzled by today’s Bollywood language, talks to Vidya Balan on how she gets her diction and dialect dot-on.  Right, so we in the audience don&rsquo...

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Anwesha Arya: The Miracle Woman

In times when many of Bollywood boys and girls are under the scanner, Vinta Nanda interviews Anwesha Arya – granddaughter of Bimal Roy, daughter of Basu Bhattacharya and...

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Tara Kaushal: Why Men Rape

Vinta Nanda interviews author Tara Kaushal, on the eve of the release of her book Why Men Rape: An Indian Undercover Investigation.  I know Tara Kaushal by a recent frie...

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The Maestro: Pandit Ravi Shankar

This year – 2020 - is sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar’s birth centenary year, writes Humra Quraishi   He was born on April 7, 1920, in Varanasi/ Benaras, U...

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In Exile: The last years of M.F. Husain

Khalid Mohamed rewinds to an interview with M.F. Husain, the peerless artist, who had to spend his end-years jet-hopping between Doha, Dubai, New York and London. He was rest...

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Scent of Music: AR Rahman

Khalid Mohamed rewinds to one of his chatty conversations with the Mozart of Madras. When it comes to film music, I  can’t think beyond A.R. Rahman. He may have ex...

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Politically Left Handed: Subhashini Ali

Vinta Nanda chats with Subhashini Ali about why after a long time and now in the times of COVID-19, when all other politics seems unsure, Left ideology of serving the poor is ...

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The Master: Soumitra Chatterjee on Satyajit Ray

Even under the uncertainty facing the world at large, following the outbreak of Covid-19, a valiant bid is on in Kolkata to celebrate the centennial year of India’s best...

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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