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MOVIES: URBAN TALE OF CASTE BIASES

Prithvi Konanur's 2023 release, "Hadinelenthu", masterfully unveils the deep-rooted caste biases within the educational system and beyond, writ...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: THE RISK TAKERS BY SIDDHESH PANDEY

Siddhesh Pandey’s poignant exploration of Mumbai’s unsung heroes is heartening and life-affirming, reports Vinta Nanda. &ld...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: MAINSTREAM VS. ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES

A comprehensive understanding of mainstream and alternative movements enrich discussions about the strengths and weaknesses of each. Sh...

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BOLLYWOOD: IN DEFENCE OF MAINSTREAM, MASALA MOVIES

Monojit Lahiri attempts a non-judgmental take on ‘Brand Bollywood’. He asks, “Professing undying allegiance ...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: REALISM OF THE MATERIALISTIC WORLDVIEW

Sharad Raj explores the evolution of realism in Indian cinema, its many forms and structures, and the deviations in its style ...

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FESTIVALS: THE SUN SHINES ON SUNNY DA DHABA

We’re thrilled to start the column ‘Zaikak’ with Siddharth Kak, author, documentary filmmaker, presenter, food critic and wel...

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MOVIES: TALE OF AN UNBELIEVABLE FILM

The film failed to receive the expected response from the audience at the time of release. But slowly audiences and critics began to appreciate...

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THE ARCHIES, ANIMAL, SOCIAL MEDIA AND DUMBING DOWN

We have fallen in the great social media trap. It has used the power of algorithms and the internet and fooled us into believing that we are se...

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THE MADRAS MUSIC FESTIVAL: BREAKING OUT OF THE VIRTUAL

Much has been discoursed about this Margazhi festival, from its sustenance over a century, to its inadequacies in inclusivity and outreach, wri...

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DILIP KUMAR AT 101

Physically Dilip Kumar lived for 99 years (11th December 1922 to 7th July 2021). But like a loved and revered ancestor he...

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