Thought Factory

CHARLES DARWIN IS THE ENEMY

Satyabrata Ghosh juxtaposes the ritualistic inauguration of the new Parliament building in New Delhi on the 28th May 2023, with the convenient denial of science by a politics ...

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A MAN EXTRAORDINAIRE: ARUNBHAI GANDHI

She worked with him for twenty years and he remained a friend till his last days. Saroj Satija remembers Arun Gandhi in this tribute to the great man who lived each day of his...

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FILM FESTIVALS MAKE SMALL FILMS BIG – UH-HUH!

Monojit Lahiri investigates the true meaning of these words often used in context to the Bollywood film industry: Mota Bol! Seedha Bol! Jaldi Bol!! To the general public, fil...

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RETURN TO INDIA

An interesting conversation between the courageous, outrageous but emotional Dolly Thakore, and Vinta Nanda, which brings back multiple memories. Dolly Thakore was born in Ko...

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FIFTY YEARS AFTER GARM HAVA

Garm Hava (1974) is undoubtedly the best Indian film to capture the pain of Partition that swept the Indian subcontinent, writes O.P. Srivastava in his homage to the film Garm...

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DOES WATCHING ART-HOUSE CINEMA MAKE YOU…SUPERIOR??

Monojit Lahiri investigates on a topic, which a good, grounded and witty friend, one fine day, brought up in a discussion. “You are a Bong living in the so-called Cultu...

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A FIRST DAWN BY SHARADA RAMANATHAN

Vidivaanam (a first dawn) explores a deeper reflection of very basic concern for our very existence through music, movement and verse, reflects Sharada in a quick conversation...

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ORIGINAL AND KICKASS: KAINAZ JUSSAWALLA

Sixteen original, kickass quotes and phrases from award-winning author Kainaz Jussawalla’s new juicy and unfiltered book, from The Daily Ey...

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A CONVERSATION OF PEACE AND HARMONY

Here, Vinta Nanda tells the story of Shabnam Hashmi, one among the millions of people who have, over the last 75 years, built a secular, democratic and plural nation through t...

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SMASH THE PATRIARCHY

Priti Chandriani, Veena Bakshi and Lygia Mathew run the ‘only’ Cinema Collective, and they held a day-long event where panel discussions, a play reading and the do...

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POWERFUL PEOPLE: INFINITE GENIUS, BOUNDLESS THEATRE

Nadira Zaheer Babbar inhabits the same universe where I met her in 1984. Today, she is a...

February 27 2024

MOVIES: THE ORIGINAL GLAM DIVAS OF BOLLYWOOD

Both of them made relatively quiet debuts in the early ‘70s, Zeenat in OP Ralhan&r...

February 25 2024

POWERFUL PEOPLE: THE POET IMPRESSIONIST

On the occasion of the 58th Jnanpith Award for Gulzar saab, Humra Quraishi revisits...

February 25 2024