Thought Factory

Why was the hard-hitting S. Durga ignored at the National Film Awards and other Questions?

Okay so way back in 1985, there was Durgaa, a Hindi film showcasing Hema Malini as the quintessential good wife who becomes an avenging angel. Reason: she is wronged by her mo...

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Films: Opportunity in the Crisis

In several of my recent articles I have written about the crisis facing Indian film industry, specially Bollywood. To reiterate a few of the problems again one can talk about ...

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All the World’s a Stage, Not in Mumbai Theatre at Least

Frankly, theatre didn’t prove to be that long-cherished platform to tell a story which was of some value to me – a story about a pre-teen boy who was saved from a ...

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Celebrity Circus and Media

Andy Warhol famously said that everyone in the world would be famous for fifteen minutes. Hyperbole perhaps but in a digitally connected world, fame and notoriety are more in...

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The Disappearing Art of Conversation

Since the emergence of humans on the planet, conversation has been the cornerstone of human civilization. From the initial words exchanged regarding food, predators, danger, j...

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Change and its many manifestations in India

Everyone in the country has a mobile phone. India has more than a billion phones, second only to China. Almost 240 million people have television sets in their homes. However ...

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Elevate 2K18 – Deep Gratitude!

It was our great pleasure to welcome all our guests to Elevate 2K18 which is Asian Centre for Entertainment Education and its flagship program The Third Eye’s, bi-annual...

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Ludo Mania On Cell Phones For The Common Man

Ludo mania has swept Mumbai and is spreading to the small towns of northern India, mainly Bihar, U.P. and Jharkhand. The unusual aspect of the mania is that the centuries-old...

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The Writing is on the Wall

The year 2017 will go down in the history of the media and entertainment industries of the world as one, which was the most disruptive ever. However, the times that the busin...

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Cultural Entrepreneurship in India

India’s cultural heritage goes back over 5000 years even before the much discussed Indus Valley Civilization. Since the advent of recorded history there is enough eviden...

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Martha Farrell Awards for Excellence in Women’s Empowerment

The Martha Farrell Awards for Excellence in Women’s Empowerment wer...

April 26 2018

Learning to See: The Intriguing World of Insects

A documentary about insects is a type of a film which one wouldn't pick to watch on a bi...

April 26 2018

Tribeca Film Festival is for the Virtual Reality Enthusiasts

Virtual Reality (VR) is the latest form of storytelling in Hollywood. Among film festiva...

April 26 2018