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A letter to my younger self

Farrukh Dhondy writes to himself in this hilarious yet very poignant piece. You ‘must’ read it!

Sign of the times: The Distance Between Us

With focus on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, I recall my meetings and interview with his close aide, Captain Laksh...

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I want to act, not be famous: Arif Zakaria

Aparajita Krishna tells us, that Arif Zakaria was born in a very respected Konkani Muslim family in Bombay.

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SMM AUSAJA: Keeper Of Our Cine-Heritage & Memorabilia

SMM AUSAJA, our man in the frame, deserves not just this mere article, but perhaps books on him writes Aparajita Krishna.

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Sing freedom: Songs of nationalist fervour

Anil Dixit walks down melody lane to track some of the most memorable songs of our national pride and patriotism

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Why I will invest in the Congress! Rudresh Kaul

Rudresh Kaul writes, “I have always believed that learning and sharing go hand in hand.”

Celebrating Freedom through Short Films

Films are a powerful tool for change. They break all kinds of geographical, linguistic and social barriers. The...

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Whirlpool of History

Gurinder Chaddha’s latest film Viceroy’s House was inspired by the charming memoir by Pamela Hicks, daughter of Lord Louis and Edwina Mountbatten, covering her ...

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Why India Needs Its Writers, Historians, Entertainers, Scientists

Since Pandit Nehru every prime minister has talked about films and music being India’s soft power. We all know of Raj Kapoor’s following in the Russia, east Eur...

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NO SENSITIVITY FOR A CHILD’S RIGHT TO ENTERTAINMENT

If one were to do a cross channel run, not a single one topped the Children?s Day celebrations. News channels like CNN IBN did their Citizen Journalist rounds with children...

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