Thought Factory

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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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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Conversations with Aditiya Singh’s Canvas’

“I don’t paint music, I paint noise, I don’t paint for aesthetic appea...

October 7 2019

Who wants to be a Millionaire? – Vinod Pande

We think we know them well. However, when you venture out to ask them questions you thou...

October 7 2019

Suspense Is The Key

Alfred Hitchcock made Frederick Knott’s stage play Dial M For Murder immortal by m...

October 4 2019