Thought Factory

Game Changer, Marketer, Entertainer, Interpreter: The Film Critic

Monojit Lahiri investigates through the incisive commentary of critics as well as filmmakers, what film reviews and film criticism is all about. Let’s face it. India is...

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A letter to my younger self

Farrukh Dhondy writes to himself in this hilarious yet very poignant piece. You ‘must’ read it! Dear Farrukh, Being born three years before India gained its Inde...

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‘Having a blast’ is a very ordinary thing to do!

How often have we all said, “Hey, let’s have a blast”, or, “What a blast we had last night”, writes Vinta Nanda. When a friend, sibling, or an a...

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Celebrating Bachchan!

It’s his 79th birthday on the 11th October, and S M M Ausaja writes that It’s not easy to chronicle India’s most famous and popular celebrity on whom reams a...

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The art of Gaganendranath Tagore

At the height of darkness comes the first stirrings of dawn - a renaissance in the arts, literature and social life. It is against this backdrop that we need to evaluate the w...

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Widening the Definition of Literature with Bob Dylan

The word ‘literature’ in a dictionary covers many genres of achievement and is the generic name for many sins, writes Farrukh Dhondy. Nevertheless it evokes the co...

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The Art of Ramkinkar Baij

Modern Indian sculpture as we know it began with Ramkinkar Baij. Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at the works and legacy of a pioneer. ‘He reflected the vibrancy of local ...

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A Fragmented Sky

Through her memories, Farah Diba Israfil encapsulates the pre-and-post-COVID eras, the recent and the deep past of Indian culture and its present. My nanna carried her paanda...

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Hamari Amita: Critic who called the shots

Khalid Mohamed remembers the super-feisty Amita Malik who was described by Time magazine as “the most prominent film and television critic”. She’s one write...

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Posters Forever!

Khalid Mohamed, tracks the spiralling demand for nostalgia-exuding vintage Bollywood posters and memorabilia, many of which are sheer artworks.  Posters of the rarest ...

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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