Thought Factory

Not the Mumbai I know

“All of man's achievements and endeavors will be brought to naught because of his greed to takeover and tame nature. Hunt down its creatures”. Binit Tanna I had...

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Iron in the soul

“Meet Manohar Mhatre, the eminent artist who was with the legendary Progressive Art Group, but has never hankered after fame or money” - Khalid Mohamed In a chunk...

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Saluting Akbar Padamsee, an artist and a beautiful mind

It was with a tentative sense of bravado that I had approached Akbar Padamsee, supremo artist, for the use of one of his brilliant metascapes – as the backdrop of a thea...

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All that’s wrong with the discourse surrounding Rape

In the aftermath of the brutal rape and murder of a Hyderabad Vet and the encounter of the accused that followed, there has come to the fore another flawed discourse about rap...

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Of Optics and Opportunism

“We are not to empathise anymore with human pain if it inconveniences entrenched power structures and the politics of privilege. Every atrocity must be filtered through ...

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RIP Journalism

‘The vast wasteland of TV is not interested in producing a better mousetrap but in producing a worse mouse.’ -- Laurence C Coughlin I wanted to be a journalist. The Times...

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Can it be saved? The fast-vanishing heritage of Mumbai’s Mazagaon, where history resounds in the air

Although history resonates from every crevice of Mazagaon – an almost hidden world in the heart of central Mumbai – it is being rewritten in ugly calligraphy. Reas...

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The Revolutionary Heart

There’s a rare film which arouses you like a lover’s first kiss. And it’s the rare film-maker who can survive the test of time. Respect and regard for that k...

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Trust Deficit

A lack of confidence pummels institutions, sours relationships. Trust is one of the cornerstones of human civilization. The Oxford dictionary defines trust as, ‘Firm be...

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Spare a thought for Lakhs of Unemployed Single-screen Cinema Workers of Bollywood City

As many as two lakh cinema workers - ushers, projectionists, ticket counter clerks, especially – have been rendered unemployed in the last two years, with the ongoing cl...

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THAT SHAWL

A short story by – Humra Quraishi, As I was assembling the suitcases, Shams Shah ...

April 2 2020

Not the Mumbai I know

“All of man's achievements and endeavors will be brought to naught because of his ...

March 26 2020

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival reschedules from May to September 2020

South Asia’s biggest LGBTQ film festival, the KASHISH Mumbai International Queer F...

March 19 2020