Thought Factory

Disconnected democracy

Gautam Benegal discusses the twin pronged strategy applied by the present union government to establish absolute dominance. Do you see the connection between the advantageo...

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Those magical tours

Rumi Taraporevala travels back in time, to recapture the joy of the iconic Lala Tours of Bombay, conducted by St. Xavier’s High School’s Scout Master Homi Lala. &n...

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A dog, a boy and a film: Musings on Kala

Janaky Sreedharan reviews the Malayalam film Kala (the unwanted) and raises questions on the obsession with violence and its display on screen in the name of settling certain ...

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When men change and repent: Cinema of Kenji Mizoguchi

Men are at loose ends without women to enslave, to desire, to abandon. Sharad Raj explores why the director is forgiving of them. “The fruit of experience is beauty,&...

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As a year goes by

Khalid Mohamed remembers the super actor and always-supportive friend, Rishi Kapoor, on the event of his first death anniversary. Over a year of the pandemic has flown by t...

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Reflecting humanity through the struggle of a woman: Federico Fellini

Much before he made 8 ½, Federico Fellini, the Italian master, had honed his neo-realist pursuits, writes Sharad Raj.   Nights of Cabiria (1957), is Fellini&rsq...

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An auteur in the true sense: Werner Herzog

The new wave German cinema with its mighty generals like Wim Winders and Reiner Werner Fassbinder had a maverick for company, an eccentric genius, Werner Herzog, writes Sharad...

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The genius of Jacques Tati

Sharad Raj explores how the existential and political angst of the torchbearers of the Novell Vague got an edge over Tati when it came to intellectual seduction of cinema love...

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#MeToo: Has the movement slipped through the cracks?

Vinta Nanda wonders if the #MeToo movement changed anything for women who wanted to speak against sexual harassment.   Well to be honest, the one thing that has changed ...

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The Good Story And The Bad Story

Vinta Nanda reflects on discussions surrounding the OTT guidelines announced by the government of India The announcement has come two days after the young twenty-two years ol...

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The Untold Tragedy

Film historian Dhruv Somani narrates the story of Inder Thakur, a top model and upcoming...

September 25 2022

The Silenced Valley

Can bringing Cinema to the Kashmir Valley settle the wounds and trauma? No, says Humra Q...

September 24 2022

A Requiem For Mayfair Cinema

English movies which essentially meant Hollywood films (Hollywood being the benchmark fo...

September 23 2022