Thought Factory

All that’s wrong with the discourse surrounding Rape

In the aftermath of the brutal rape and murder of a Hyderabad Vet and the encounter of the accused that followed, there has come to the fore another flawed discourse about rap...

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Of Optics and Opportunism

“We are not to empathise anymore with human pain if it inconveniences entrenched power structures and the politics of privilege. Every atrocity must be filtered through ...

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RIP Journalism

‘The vast wasteland of TV is not interested in producing a better mousetrap but in producing a worse mouse.’ -- Laurence C Coughlin I wanted to be a journalist. The Times...

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Can it be saved? The fast-vanishing heritage of Mumbai’s Mazagaon, where history resounds in the air

Although history resonates from every crevice of Mazagaon – an almost hidden world in the heart of central Mumbai – it is being rewritten in ugly calligraphy. Reas...

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The Revolutionary Heart

There’s a rare film which arouses you like a lover’s first kiss. And it’s the rare film-maker who can survive the test of time. Respect and regard for that k...

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Trust Deficit

A lack of confidence pummels institutions, sours relationships. Trust is one of the cornerstones of human civilization. The Oxford dictionary defines trust as, ‘Firm be...

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Spare a thought for Lakhs of Unemployed Single-screen Cinema Workers of Bollywood City

As many as two lakh cinema workers - ushers, projectionists, ticket counter clerks, especially – have been rendered unemployed in the last two years, with the ongoing cl...

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Living in the Troll Age

Fifty years ago, the internet was used as a medium to communicate between two individuals.  Over time, it became a tool to connect one to many. About 15 years ago, web 2....

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The Little Time Machine of Arambol, Goa

In a small part of Goa called Arambol lays a quiet and peaceful wellness retreat called Little Indian Village. Situated just a few minutes from the Arambol beach, this retreat...

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Point of View: From Streets to Table

Nothing reflects a culture as its cuisine. Here’s a perspective on India’s food culture. For centuries, street food has reflected the changing eating preferences ...

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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