Thought Factory

From King Lear to The Image Book: Jean-Luc Godard

The year was 1989, a print of Jean-Luc Godard's latest film, King Lear, an adaptation of William Shakespear's well known play was received by the National Film Archives of Ind...

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BLAZE: THE WALTZ OF GRIEF AND RESILIENCE

In this interview with the authors of the book ‘Blaze’, Nidhi and Sushil Poddar, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri asks them, “People talk about ‘catharsis&r...

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GIVE LOVE A CHANCE!

Replacing his film journo’s cap for the Ad-man’s hat, Monojit Lahiri explores the hidden virtues of love as a brand… and emerges with some startling revelat...

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A Conversation With Freny Manecksha

Freny Manecksha brings stories from Bastar and Kashmir in her latest book Flaming Forest Wounded Valley. She gets into a conversation with Vinta Nanda about her journey and ob...

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ACTING IS “LYING FOR A LIVING!”

Monojit Lahiri examines the background behind this loaded, apocryphal statement, alluding to the great Hollywood legend, Marlon Bando! The Reluctant star! Hollywood-basher! T...

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CONFLUENCE OR CONFLICT: SCREEN V/S STAGE

Monojit Lahiri attempts to explain how the screen and stage reside in two entirely different orbits with the only commonality being… acting! Dilip Kumar and Balraj Sah...

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NSD & Bollywood

Who is doing for whom? Monojit Lahiri does an interview-based close-up of this contentious issue. “Do you really need to learn acting to make a name or big bucks in Bol...

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Our Godpapas

Khalid Mohamed takes stock of the ongoing influence of Francis Ford Coppola’s mafia don classic, The Godfather, on Indian cinema. The Indian Censor Board wasn’t k...

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Is a woman incomplete if she's not a mother?

Monojit Lahiri unfolds a poignant real life story of how a student of his overcame society’s regressive gaze upon her because she could not bear children. "Hello?" the ...

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‘You Want Crorepati Glasses?’

It’s everywhere, on the streets, in living rooms, on cellphones and endorsement billboards. Khalid Mohamed writes on the ever-ballooning influence of Bollywood on our da...

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BOLLYWOOD: FRANK & FEARLESS, GULZAR…UNCUT!

Monojit Lahiri recalls an amazing conversation with a dear, cherished and hugely respect...

April 17 2024

THOUGHT FACTORY: ESCAPING THE HEAT

Why do hill stations reign as the best travel destinations during summer? Vinta Nanda ex...

April 16 2024

FESTIVALS: KASHISH PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS NEW LOGO

KASHISH Pride Film Festival unveils its new logo and festival look! Mumbai based duo des...

April 15 2024