Thought Factory

Climb Every Mountain

The ever-adventurous Rumi Taraporevala, narrates his trek with family and friends to Gokyo Peak in the Himalayas Photography is by Faroukh Lawyer Pesi, my brother-in-law, w...

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The loneliness of an Indian (virgin) Bride

What are Indian wedding dreams made of? – a question Janaky Sreedharan answers as she views it through the lens of the researcher, screenwriter and filmmaker Ranjini Kri...

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Tale of Two Cities

A photo-essay by Ashish Ghatak on the striking parallels between Mumbai and his hometown Kolkata. The sun was about to  set. The purple sky was gradually dotted with neo...

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Easy Riders

Rumi Taraporevala narrates his adventures on two-wheelers with his buddies down the roads of Mumbai topped by a cross-country trip to South India during the good old bygone de...

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Let’s Go to the Pictures

Rumi Taraporevala writes on the ‘masti-majaa’ of watching the movies with his buddies Right from the silent era and the early talkies to Hollywood’s blockbu...

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That Discreet Charm

Novelist and writer, Adithi Rao misses those years when movie watching was an incomparable experience at the single-screen theatres. My aunt would use her weekly half-day off...

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At Vanishing Point

As one more beautifully-architected bungalow on Little Gibbs Road bites the dust, Khalid Mohamed writes on the changing face of Malabar Hill, the city’s prime neighbourh...

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A Bouquet of Talks

This is a bouquet of assorted fragrances, writes Aparajita Krishna These are narrations that are independent of each other and yet appear to me to be tied with a common threa...

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Democracy Hypocrisy

Should we not apologize for having denied MF Husain his right to freedom of speech and expression, writes Vinta Nanda Since the present Indian government has supported Franc...

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Muslim, Christian & Hindu: Kiran Manral

Some time ago in pre-COVID times, I was in a room full of friends and when I sit back to recall, what comes to mind is that which perfectly defines the interdependence of peop...

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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