Thought Factory

Rishi Kapoor: He defined ‘Bollywood Art’

  I write this tribute to Rishi Kapoor. A legend, a hero, the actor unparalleled and a person who was way beyond amazing – Vinta Nanda Bobby, when it was released...

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Outsiders

Photographed by SL Shanth Kumar, photojournalist for Times of India, Mumbai, this essay is edited and curated by Shailesh Andrade. Every year around summer Mumbai sees a lo...

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Food

A photo essay by SL Shanth Kumar and the pictures are edited by Sailesh Andrade The Indian government announced a Nation wide lock down in its fight against the COVID19 pan...

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Homeless

Photojournalist SL Shanth Kumar traveled around the city of Mumbai in Maharashtra documenting the plight of these workers and has noticed the number of people living on the st...

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Claustrophobia

Photojournalist SL Shanth Kumar travels through the slums in Dharavi, documenting people’s homes, which are not more than 100sq. feet built in between small alleyways ju...

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Love thy neighborhood

A photo-essay by Sl Shanth Kumar about how to barricade Mumbai's localities to prevent the spread of the Corona virus Text: Khalid Mohamed Love thy neighbour – the Bib...

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Try Love

“In this time of lockdown and instability, it would be ridiculous for me to deny my own blanket of privilege and personal self-absorption” - Selina Sheth Should a...

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Not the Mumbai I know

“All of man's achievements and endeavors will be brought to naught because of his greed to takeover and tame nature. Hunt down its creatures”. Binit Tanna I had...

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Iron in the soul

“Meet Manohar Mhatre, the eminent artist who was with the legendary Progressive Art Group, but has never hankered after fame or money” - Khalid Mohamed In a chunk...

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Saluting Akbar Padamsee, an artist and a beautiful mind

It was with a tentative sense of bravado that I had approached Akbar Padamsee, supremo artist, for the use of one of his brilliant metascapes – as the backdrop of a thea...

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Such a long journey: Neena Gupta

Balaji Vittal introduces you to Sach Kahun Toh, theatre, film and television actor, and ...

June 14 2021

The Hairdresser’s Husband: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Vandana Kumar explores how a film like The Hairdresser’s Husband starts as a man&r...

June 14 2021

Against All Odds

Film historian Dhruv Somani, tracks the once super-successful career of the underappreci...

June 13 2021