Thought Factory

Brush with controversy

Khalid Mohamed recalls the needless controversy stirred up by a M.F.Husain artwork of Lord Ganesha, although his canvases, limited print editions and sketches are considered a...

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Whose Bollywood is it anyway?

Vinta Nanda disagrees with Kangana Ranaut’s rants on national television, which cleverly camouflage political mischief. I condemn her for the route she has taken to set...

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Voices: Where the mind is without fear

On India’s Independence Day, Monarose Sheila Pereira speaks to several people to understand their perspective on freedom Manjeet Keshwani, Yoga Instructor, Singapore ...

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Return of the Migrant Worker

Approximately 30 lakhs migrant workers have returned to Mumbai to earn a daily living, out of sheer helplessness, writes Khalid Mohamed Photography: Vatsal Shah & SL Sha...

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Work From Home: The Perfect Opportunity

Anupama Mandloi explores WFH business models of Stanhope Garden Gourmet Bakes, Home Food Studio and Whimsical Baker and brings her discoveries to your table. In the month of ...

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Stardom: The road to heaven

Vinta Nanda writes about two strugglers – their personal experiences that explain how it works for aspirants before they hit it or miss it.   I often go to lengths...

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Sycophancy: At the intersection of Art & Politics

Vinta Nanda writes about the mood in the country. She says that Bollywood and Indian Politics, both, are in deep denial.  It was cringe when DK Sivakumar, Indian politic...

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The Standoff: Pataal Lok and Contagion

Vinta Nanda writes about how we process these times when the movies are advancing our future. Now, stories tell you what to expect from the future. We’re living in an a...

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The second last word

Vinta Nanda writes about the prevailing culture in the business of media and entertainment in India.  Some, more mainstream than the others, in a Whatsapp group comprisi...

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Timeless: Mumbai’s Banganga Tank

A photo-essay by Vatsal Shah on the old-world ambience and the resilience of Banganga, where the ashes of Rishi Kapoor were immersed. On April 30, in the midst of the strictu...

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Such a long journey: Neena Gupta

Balaji Vittal introduces you to Sach Kahun Toh, theatre, film and television actor, and ...

June 14 2021

The Hairdresser’s Husband: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Vandana Kumar explores how a film like The Hairdresser’s Husband starts as a man&r...

June 14 2021

Against All Odds

Film historian Dhruv Somani, tracks the once super-successful career of the underappreci...

June 13 2021