Thought Factory

The Iconoclast

Long before Angela Merkel became a messiah for Arab migrants and courted controversy, there was Adolf Hitler who had invoked notions of nationalism, racial purity and German p...

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So long, farewell, it’s hard to say goodbye…

I’m a writer, but I am at a complete loss of words when expressing the pain I’m feeling after losing my best friend Rajiv Kapoor, writes Vinta Nanda He was lovin...

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Those were the days

Listening to music on the terrace to while away long, lonely evenings, the comp came up with the song, Those were the days my friend, we thought they’d never end…...

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To the country into which we were not born

“Twenty minutes ahead in the greatest terrorist attack of the year” – was Arnab Goswami’s text to the former BARC chief Partho Dasgupta, writes Vinta N...

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Nervous Edges and Hesitant Hands: NAZAR -1989.

I had just passed out of FTII in 1989 and I was on my first feature as the Assistant Cameraman, reminisces Rafay Mahmood I was the only Assistant to DOP, Piyush Shah, and the...

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Climb Every Mountain

The ever-adventurous Rumi Taraporevala, narrates his trek with family and friends to Gokyo Peak in the Himalayas Photography is by Faroukh Lawyer Pesi, my brother-in-law, w...

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The loneliness of an Indian (virgin) Bride

What are Indian wedding dreams made of? – a question Janaky Sreedharan answers as she views it through the lens of the researcher, screenwriter and filmmaker Ranjini Kri...

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Tale of Two Cities

A photo-essay by Ashish Ghatak on the striking parallels between Mumbai and his hometown Kolkata. The sun was about to  set. The purple sky was gradually dotted with neo...

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Easy Riders

Rumi Taraporevala narrates his adventures on two-wheelers with his buddies down the roads of Mumbai topped by a cross-country trip to South India during the good old bygone de...

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Let’s Go to the Pictures

Rumi Taraporevala writes on the ‘masti-majaa’ of watching the movies with his buddies Right from the silent era and the early talkies to Hollywood’s blockbu...

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The apotheoses of the new wave: Jules et Jim

Godard’s Breathless and Truffaut’s Jules et Jim are the cornerstones of one ...

February 25 2021

Photo Essay: Your Magic Glasses

The ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic is an eye-opener for thousands of people across the...

February 24 2021

Lights! Action! Politics

While the coronavirus rages on, Khalid Mohamed checks out how Bollywood stars in seats o...

February 23 2021