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The Incredible Story of India’s First Miss India

Khalid Mohamed pays tribute to the first Miss India (1947), Esther Victoria Abraham, who becam...

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Signs of the times: Imagine all the people…

Humra Quraishi wonders if it is the need of this time to revive the Progressive Writers Movement in India.

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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Hello Jyoti Kapoor!

Aparajita Krishna takes a tour with Jyoti Kapoor, the young film-writer (story, screenplay, dialogue) who carries in her petit...

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The brand mascot who walked the talk

He started to feature in his brand advertising almost four decades ago making him a brand mascot in the mold of...

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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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Signs of the times: Colour of black is dark

Humra Quraishi comments on the hypocrisy of policy making in Kashmir, the communal colour being given to traditional education...

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She loved Cinema: Pamela Rooks

Humra Quraishi revisits the life and times of Pamela Rooks. And, her films, Miss Beatty’s Children and Train to Pakistan...

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The Bard of Bollywood: Gulzar

Humra Quraishi recalls her meetings with Gulzar. Born on 18th August 1934, his words that explore  the complex...

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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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