Thought Factory

Pupils of a lesser God

Zuhaib, a student of mass communication at Jamia Millia Islamia University says that because of the lockdown all his classes are now online. His teachers were screen sharing p...

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The Exodus

As desperation and frustration increases amongst workers trapped in the city with no work and no money, they attempt to escape in whichever way was possible. Most walking, som...

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Mumbai: A City Smarting

“Thousands of migrant workers walked along the Eastern Express Highway in the hope of reaching back to their villages. They were stopped at police checkpoints and asked ...

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Homeward bound…

Photojournalist SL Shanth Kumar was at Bhiwandi station on the outskirts of Mumbai to see off the first train leaving Maharashtra. Here is a photo-essay with text edited by Sa...

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The art of Rishi Kapoor

Reema Moudgil takes you on a trip through Rishi Kapoors body of work and his many reinventions as an actor who scaled Bollywood art for almost six decades. A generation, which...

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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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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