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‘Bad Girl’ with the Heart of Gold

Khalid Mohamed pays tribute to Shashikala, Bollywood’s original Spice Girl, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 88.<...

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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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She left when she was too young: Meena Kumari

Humra Quraishi recalls her meeting with Rukhsar-e-Zehra, stepdaughter of the  legendary actor Meena Kumari.

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Where heroines dare

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, writes on leading ladies ...

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Rameshwari wahi jo sab ka man bhaaye

Aparajita Krishna takes us with her on a journey through Rameshwari’s life - from a student of acting to becoming a film star, wife, m...

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Hollywood Heartbeat

Was it puppy love or a magnificent obsession? Khalid MohamedRead More

The Glad and the Sad

Even as COVID-19 spikes on, the film soundtracks of yesteryear offer some solace and relief. Khalid Mohamed writes on the vast...

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Those Courtesan Days

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on the near-extinct genre of Bollywood films, which took you into the kothas and durbars o...

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Takes two to duet: Lata Mangeshkar’s duets with female singers

Anil Dixit handpicks a selection of rare film duets in which other female singers matched up t...

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Lost Melodies: Bollywood’s vast film music heritage

Anil Dixit, walks down melody lane, to select five vastly underrated music scores

My go-to metaphor for Hindi film music is that it’s a rich ...

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