Thought Factory

Love in the times of February 2022

“Since Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching I decided to write about love”, says Christophe Porot, Philosophy Coach and Consultant at Universal Enlightenme...

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Let the wilderness within you speak

In his second letter to readers, Philosophy Coach and Consultant at Universal Enlightenment & Flourishing, Christophe Porot explains how loving yourself relates ...

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Flight To Freedom

In his first letter to readers, Philosophy Coach, Consultant at Universal Enlightenment & Flourishing, Christophe Porot explains how anxiety is most often a consequence of...

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Hey Guys, give brand LOVE a chance!

Catalyst, hidden persuader or gentle, deceptive brand statement, LOVE, Monojit Lahiri insists, is much more than a 4-letter word in today’s fiercely competitive market-s...

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“Who says only Bollywood songs are gold?!” – Gulzar

As Bollywood’s undisputed Poet Laureate moves from strength to strength, Monojit Lahiri recalls some amazing conversations with a dear, cherished and hugely respected fr...

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Jhappi-pappi and all

Farrukh Dhondy recalls the Bhartiya Janta Party’s election victory of 2014, which he watched unfold on television when he was in Dhaka.   I remember I was in Dhaka...

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Dark Humour Now

“What did we do without mobile phones?” is the buzz question of the chatterati of the West and of the chapaterrati of India, writes Farrukh Dhondy The question al...

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More Sinned Against Than Sinning!

Monojit Lahiri attempts a non-judgmental take on ‘Brand Bollywood’. Art. Realism. Truth. Vision. Commitment. Belief. For years, a section of a “niche”...

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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 remain the same when it comes to the portrayal of women in Hindi cinema. Shantanu Ray C...

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A mutiny or a plea for independence

As discussions continue, Farrukh Dhondy remembers writing a script for Ketan Mehta - Rani of Jhansi, which was hijacked of course by those re-writing History. It was probably...

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WOMEN INTERRUPTED

Monojit Lahiri investigates what constitutes the attitude towards women in film industri...

January 31 2023

I WENT TO HIS HOUSE AND SAW…

Humra Quraishi revisits an interview with Captain Lakshmi Sahgal, who questioned the min...

January 30 2023

PATHAAN: IS IT A CINEMATIC MASTERPIECE?

Sharad Raj discusses why the film PATHAAN is being celebrated across the country and SRK...

January 29 2023