Thought Factory

Gas-lighting: The News Normal

Vinta Nanda analyzes the news media as it stands today and what it can achieve for its mass audiences if it so chooses to do. The news, in layman terms, is the transfer of th...

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A Ringside View of Circus

Janaky Sreedharan writes that to read a book on circus is, in a way, to revisit our childhood - to recall the color, joy and awe of incredible movement. To evoke those leaps,...

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Brush with controversy

Khalid Mohamed recalls the needless controversy stirred up by a M.F.Husain artwork of Lord Ganesha, although his canvases, limited print editions and sketches are considered a...

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Whose Bollywood is it anyway?

Vinta Nanda disagrees with Kangana Ranaut’s rants on national television, which cleverly camouflage political mischief. I condemn her for the route she has taken to set...

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Voices: Where the mind is without fear

On India’s Independence Day, Monarose Sheila Pereira speaks to several people to understand their perspective on freedom Manjeet Keshwani, Yoga Instructor, Singapore ...

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Return of the Migrant Worker

Approximately 30 lakhs migrant workers have returned to Mumbai to earn a daily living, out of sheer helplessness, writes Khalid Mohamed Photography: Vatsal Shah & SL Sha...

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Work From Home: The Perfect Opportunity

Anupama Mandloi explores WFH business models of Stanhope Garden Gourmet Bakes, Home Food Studio and Whimsical Baker and brings her discoveries to your table. In the month of ...

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Stardom: The road to heaven

Vinta Nanda writes about two strugglers – their personal experiences that explain how it works for aspirants before they hit it or miss it.   I often go to lengths...

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Sycophancy: At the intersection of Art & Politics

Vinta Nanda writes about the mood in the country. She says that Bollywood and Indian Politics, both, are in deep denial.  It was cringe when DK Sivakumar, Indian politic...

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The Standoff: Pataal Lok and Contagion

Vinta Nanda writes about how we process these times when the movies are advancing our future. Now, stories tell you what to expect from the future. We’re living in an a...

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Avoidable: The 'ageism' bias

With all that is being written in the media these days about ageism, I should not (actua...

September 23 2020

Rewinding: Ustad Zakir Hussain

“I had interviewed Ustad Zakir Hussain, years ago in 1992; and he told me what mad...

September 22 2020

Clicking London

Vatsal Shah’s photo-essay set in the British capital, where the only constant is c...

September 21 2020