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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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Reincarnation: Bollywood’s affair with rebirth

Film historian Dhruv Somani gives you a lowdown on the ...

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For Name’s Sake: Bollywood’s penchant for screen names

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, traces the saga of leadin...

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Chiller Thrillers

Film historian Dhruv Somani unearths eight Bollywood films, which were grossly undervalued.

The quiet fade-out

How many care for a yesteryear star after her last breath? Here’s addressing the question, over a month after the passing away of yestery...

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Women’s Voices

The experiment of staging a selection of monologues worked well in Gujarati. In the first collection of seven short plays-- Saat Teri Ekvees (7...

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It Happened One Night

Noir thrillers had their own visual glamour—smoky bars, shadowy streets, men in trench coats and Fedoras,...

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Lights Still On: Portrait of a 70-year-old Photo Studio where once Bollywood’s Legendary Stars Shone Bright

 The incalculable number of photographs – running into crores – of vintage Hindi cinema’...

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Celebrity Circus and Media

Andy Warhol famously said that everyone in the world would be famous for fifteen minutes.

Hyperbole per...

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