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Evening Shadows nominated in Best Gender Sensitive Script

Two LGBTQ films among five nominated in the first ever recognition of gender sensitivity in Indian feature film writing Recently the Screenwriters Association (SWA), the Indi...

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In Good Company

Here are a few famous people Vinta Nanda has sourced and found that they rolled a joint and smoked in a high once in a while. Alexander Dumas words: “When you return to...

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Some dope on pot: It’s Hazy

Vinta Nanda collates information from available materials on the web for us to find out what Bhang, Charas and Ganja mean to Indians at large. This article is pieced together...

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Life’s a beach!

A photo-feature by Megh Bhavsar on the hidden beaches of Mumbai. Text: Khalid Mohamed It’s one of those inspirational quotes, ascribed to an unknown writer, “Tim...

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Those Placid Waters

Humra  Quraishi tells another heartbreaking shortstory, set in Kashmir, where the blur between who is the enemy and who is not, has obscured the truth.   Shifting o...

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No place to hide

Humra  Quraishi writes this short story about a brother, who comes visiting his sister to break the silence between them.  I lay still, looking about vacantly. Morn...

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Your teeth. Please!

Humra Quraishi tells this story about a woman who is led through a strange experience because of a toothache Had heard of movers and shakers holding sway and not getting pull...

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Take some!

Humra  Quraishi tells the story of a young boy who was angry that his hen was killed to feed guests when they payed a visit to his house  Over two summers back I la...

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As the neem tree fell… The delivery boy came up!

Humra Quraishi  tells the story of Zeb... a young unemployed boy, who gave birth to his new job…   It was a stormy and turbulent night but we had contin...

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The Indian Artist Book of Colour

Teesta Bhandare talks about how this book seeks to help cope with the stress exacerbated by an unforeseen pandemic, especially at a time when mental health has rightly entered...

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The biography of Sanjeev Kumar

Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri talks to Sumant Batra, who has co-written Sanjeev Kumar’s b...

October 25 2021

The Three Khans and the emergence of new India

Kaveree Bamzai’s book with fascinating long shots and close-ups is unique for seve...

October 24 2021

Death of the language and a metaphor

Humra Quraishi expresses her anguish at the mindless violence and hatred spreading acros...

October 23 2021