Thought Factory

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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Living in the Troll Age

Fifty years ago, the internet was used as a medium to communicate between two individuals.  Over time, it became a tool to connect one to many. About 15 years ago, web 2....

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The Little Time Machine of Arambol, Goa

In a small part of Goa called Arambol lays a quiet and peaceful wellness retreat called Little Indian Village. Situated just a few minutes from the Arambol beach, this retreat...

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Point of View: From Streets to Table

Nothing reflects a culture as its cuisine. Here’s a perspective on India’s food culture. For centuries, street food has reflected the changing eating preferences ...

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Lost but not found: An artist focuses on the tragedy of the Nation’s rising cases of Missing Children

At a modest estimate, a lakh, if not more children go missing every year from diverse parts of the nation, including the top metros Mumbai and New Delhi. According to the Nati...

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The Khan Syndrome: Are we ready for a New Kind of Hero?

Admit it. We all need a hero - someone whom we can look up to, admire and believe that he represents the zeitgeist of the present-day conditions. Be it in the spheres of polit...

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An Artist’s Political Awakening: From painting Moods of the Season to reflecting the Human Condition Today

Today, an Indian artist can’t venture into areas where angels fear to tread. Representation of goddesses,  nudity and politics of protest are de facto out of bounds...

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Yesterday He faced Starvation; Today He’s a Star in his Own Right on the Art Firmament

The bustling town of Vadodara – familarly known as Baroda – houses a count of nearly 2,500 artists. Of them, there are the globally feted masters, a rapidly-rising...

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How much is too much? Over-involved parents doing more harm than good

Parents play a major role inculcating values in their children. In the modern era, paren...

January 18 2019

People who risk their lives to build our Homes

The construction sector, today, is one of the biggest job providers. India has seen a co...

January 18 2019

Harvest Festivals celebrated across the Country

In today’s world, there is so much of monotony and pressure in everyone’s li...

January 17 2019