Thought Factory

Reflecting humanity through the struggle of a woman: Federico Fellini

Much before he made 8 ½, Federico Fellini, the Italian master, had honed his neo-realist pursuits, writes Sharad Raj.   Nights of Cabiria (1957), is Fellini&rsq...

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An auteur in the true sense: Werner Herzog

The new wave German cinema with its mighty generals like Wim Winders and Reiner Werner Fassbinder had a maverick for company, an eccentric genius, Werner Herzog, writes Sharad...

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The genius of Jacques Tati

Sharad Raj explores how the existential and political angst of the torchbearers of the Novell Vague got an edge over Tati when it came to intellectual seduction of cinema love...

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#MeToo: Has the movement slipped through the cracks?

Vinta Nanda wonders if the #MeToo movement changed anything for women who wanted to speak against sexual harassment.   Well to be honest, the one thing that has changed ...

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The Good Story And The Bad Story

Vinta Nanda reflects on discussions surrounding the OTT guidelines announced by the government of India The announcement has come two days after the young twenty-two years ol...

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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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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