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After a Pause

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on Bollywood’s comeback syndrome, or why top stars quit and then reboot their careers.

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As a year goes by

Khalid Mohamed remembers the super actor and always-supportive friend, Rishi Kapoor, on the event of his first death anniversa...

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The Sound of Dubbing

Film historian Dhruv Somani discusses how and why top Bollywood actors down the years, have been ghost-voiced by dubbing artis...

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The South Wave

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, rewinds to the time when there was an influx of heroines from Southern cinema to Bollywood.

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Days of qawwalis

Film historian Dhruv Somani asks why have the qawwalis, once a big draw in the Bollywood movies, have gone with the wind today...

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Lights! Action! Politics

While the coronavirus rages on, Khalid Mohamed checks o...

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Sightless in Bollywood

Film historian Dhruv Somani, recollects the B-town movies dealing with the theme of the sight-impaired.

Womanpower in khaki

Film historian Dhruv Somani, tracks down the heroines who have portrayed top cops, a domain usually reserved for heroes.

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Ghost ghost na raha

Khalid Mohamed strives to sit patiently through the season’s supposed scarefest, Durgamati - the oddball series Bhaag Be...

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Hello Jyoti Kapoor!

Aparajita Krishna takes a tour with Jyoti Kapoor, the young film-writer (story, screenplay, dialogue) who carries in her petit...

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