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MOVIES: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A LAZY SUNDAY

The #newsdesk recommends films that are much talked about and rated high on the critics’ scale. It’s the weekend! Check them out ri...

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BOLLYWOOD: DO OUR FILM AWARDS GUARANTEE REWARDS?

Indian film awards don’t bestow any real commercial legitimacy or credentials for the recipients in terms of a brighter future? M...

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FESTIVALS: LIVE THE LIFE ABUNDANT “ONE GREEN PLANET”

There was a time when I would jokingly respond to the standard question by the host replying, ”No. I am a strict non-vegetarian&rdqu...

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MOVIES: HERE’S WHAT RANJAN DAS RECOMMENDS

From Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Kinatay & the Filipino Underbelly, to Justine Triet, Kieslowski and an American-Iranian, check...

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POWERFUL PEOPLE: OF SERVICE TO WOODINVILLE

It is with great pride that I present to you Preeti Shridhar, who recently took charge as the elected representative in Woodinville, Washington...

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THOUGHT FACTORY: THE MANY HINDUISMS OF SECULAR DEMOCRATIC INDIA

Keeping religion a personal matter and not politicising it is crucial to prevent discrimination, promote social cohesion, and uphold the princi...

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THOUGHT FACTORY: WHO’S BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BED??

Monojit Lahiri investigates how deep is deep in extra-marital journeys, in reel and real life.

ART HOUSE: THINKING ABOUT JAANE BHI DO YAARO

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (Just Let It Go, Friends) is a 1983 black comedy directed by Kundan Shah and produced by the NFDC. It is a satire on bureauc...

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HYPOCRISY AND DOUBLE STANDARDS ARE DESTRUCTIVE

Humra Quraishi elaborates on the double standards of the right-wing government in India, and warns that what is taught in scho...

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REMEMBERING THE UNFORGETTABLE SMITA PATIL

Manojit Lahiri pays tribute to Shyam Benegal’s smoldering discovery, the only Asian cine-star who had the honor of a Ret...

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