Thought Factory

Stardom: The road to heaven

Vinta Nanda writes about two strugglers – their personal experiences that explain how it works for aspirants before they hit it or miss it.   I often go to lengths...

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Sycophancy: At the intersection of Art & Politics

Vinta Nanda writes about the mood in the country. She says that Bollywood and Indian Politics, both, are in deep denial.  It was cringe when DK Sivakumar, Indian politic...

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The Standoff: Pataal Lok and Contagion

Vinta Nanda writes about how we process these times when the movies are advancing our future. Now, stories tell you what to expect from the future. We’re living in an a...

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The second last word

Vinta Nanda writes about the prevailing culture in the business of media and entertainment in India.  Some, more mainstream than the others, in a Whatsapp group comprisi...

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Timeless: Mumbai’s Banganga Tank

A photo-essay by Vatsal Shah on the old-world ambience and the resilience of Banganga, where the ashes of Rishi Kapoor were immersed. On April 30, in the midst of the strictu...

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A Journalist and two Gentlemen: Farooq Shaikh and Parvez Dewan

In the backdrop of actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide, Humra Quraishi is reminded of what two gentlemen, Farooq Shaikh and Parvez Dewan had once told her. One of them...

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Save Crawford Market

Khalid Mohamed pleads for the restoration of the past glory of the centuries-old market, a part of which was gutted in a fire this month. To think of Mumbai without Crawford ...

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Don’t cry for Sushant!

Vinta Nanda discusses why in the creative universe, we should feel sorry for ourselves and not for those who have left us.  You’re disturbed, because Sushant ...

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If I were a migrant worker

Vinta Nanda, inspired by a conversation with her friend K’ab, wonders how it would be if we were to be swapped with migrant workers? Images of migrant workers and daily...

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Exhausted: Face Masked & Barefoot

As the lockdown restrictions are being relaxed gradually in the country, scores of migrant laborers who have lost their jobs have attempted to go home. Some were successful in...

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A Faust for Bangladesh

Farrukh Dhondy at his best as he recounts the attempt he once made to adapt Goethe&rsquo...

December 2 2021

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 ...

December 1 2021

Memories of an advertising man…

In this fascinating first-person-account, Monojit Lahiri, known for his Bollywood-driven...

November 30 2021