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Coming of Age: Child stars that could make it big

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, looks back at Bollywood’s babies and moppets who could make that tough transition to leadi...

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Master of Suspense: Ravindra Dave

Film archivist Subhash Chheda, revives the memory of the unsung filmmaker Ravindra Dave, of Hindi and Gujarati cinema, whose f...

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Little Wonders: The Vanishing Child Stars

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, writes on Bollywood’s little wonders whose fame faded on turning adults.

Mehmood: The King of Comedy

Khalid Mohamed recalls Bollywood’s ace wonder mirth-maker, Mehmood, on the occasion of h...

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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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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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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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A Fond Farewell to a Cherished friend​ - his death is a profound Personal Loss

"I was a little more than a boy when I first met Bimalda. It was at a premiere, that we first met. He was a soft-spoken gentleman and I still remember his interesting eyes....

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Renaming Places And Roads!!!

The practice of renaming is often a political gimmick. Or it may be some individual politician’s fetish to grab mileage. The familiar ritual has existed for year...

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Retroscope - Meena Kumari

I walked carefully through the film set, encountering black coils of electrical wires, plug points, tripods, pedestal lights, noisy fans at every step of the way that made ...

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