Thought Factory

Hamari Amita: Critic who called the shots

Khalid Mohamed remembers the super-feisty Amita Malik who was described by Time magazine as “the most prominent film and television critic”. She’s one write...

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Posters Forever!

Khalid Mohamed, tracks the spiralling demand for nostalgia-exuding vintage Bollywood posters and memorabilia, many of which are sheer artworks.  Posters of the rarest ...

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Literary landmark in world fiction: Kabuliwala

Rinki Roy Bhattacharya spells out the significance of Rabindranath Tagore’s Kabuliwala today, in building compassion, towards each other, among people from diverse origi...

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DILIP KUMAR: THE BIG BURGLAR

Dilip Kumar burgles his way into the performance of every Indian actor of substance whether the actor likes it or not, writes Kamlesh Pandey What makes Dilip Kumar so ines...

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Drishadvati: The daughter of Yayati

Read Janaky Sreedharan’s incisive view on Madhavi S Mahadevan’s Bride of the Forest Reshaping age-old Indian myths into delectable reading experiences has becom...

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Disconnected democracy

Gautam Benegal discusses the twin pronged strategy applied by the present union government to establish absolute dominance. Do you see the connection between the advantageo...

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Those magical tours

Rumi Taraporevala travels back in time, to recapture the joy of the iconic Lala Tours of Bombay, conducted by St. Xavier’s High School’s Scout Master Homi Lala. &n...

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A dog, a boy and a film: Musings on Kala

Janaky Sreedharan reviews the Malayalam film Kala (the unwanted) and raises questions on the obsession with violence and its display on screen in the name of settling certain ...

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When men change and repent: Cinema of Kenji Mizoguchi

Men are at loose ends without women to enslave, to desire, to abandon. Sharad Raj explores why the director is forgiving of them. “The fruit of experience is beauty,&...

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As a year goes by

Khalid Mohamed remembers the super actor and always-supportive friend, Rishi Kapoor, on the event of his first death anniversary. Over a year of the pandemic has flown by t...

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A Faust for Bangladesh

Farrukh Dhondy at his best as he recounts the attempt he once made to adapt Goethe&rsquo...

December 2 2021

All about Eve: A History of the Hindi Film Heroine

All about Eve: A History of the Hindi Film HeroineThe more things change, the more they ...

December 1 2021

Memories of an advertising man…

In this fascinating first-person-account, Monojit Lahiri, known for his Bollywood-driven...

November 30 2021