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BOLLYWOOD: THE STAR WHO DEFIED CONVENTION

Discover the journey of Rajesh Khanna, the trailblazing superstar who broke all norms to become the unparalleled heartthrob of Indian c...

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FESTIVALS: ZAIKAK IN SEARCH OF THE BEST MAHARASHTRIAN THALI

“I think it would be impossible to search for the best Maharashtrian Thali in Pune because Thalis are culture or ‘sanskriti‘ ...

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BOLLYWOOD: FROM STAGE TO SCREEN AND OTHER MEDIUMS

Monojit Lahiri explores the complexities, highlighting the nuanced distinctions and unique challenges actors face when moving ...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: CRAFTSMANSHIP AND FORM

Towards the non-bourgeoise tales from screen and stage: Amar Singh Chamkila and Lavani ke Rang are explored here by filmmaker Sharad Ra...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: LOOKING FOR THE MAHANAYAK

Srijit Mukherji’s Oti Uttam is a film hard to dislike. And no, it’s not just Uttam Kumar who is responsible for that, writes Read More

ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: MAINSTREAM VS. ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES

A comprehensive understanding of mainstream and alternative movements enrich discussions about the strengths and weaknesses of each. Sh...

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BOLLYWOOD: SUCHITRA SEN, BENGAL’S QUEEN OF HEARTS

Monojit Lahiri remembers actress Suchitra Sen, the charismatic superstar who ruled the screen for 25 years, before vanishing f...

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FESTIVALS: THE SUN SHINES ON SUNNY DA DHABA

We’re thrilled to start the column ‘Zaikak’ with Siddharth Kak, author, documentary filmmaker, presenter, food critic and wel...

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MOVIES: THE ORIGINAL GLAM DIVAS OF BOLLYWOOD

Both of them made relatively quiet debuts in the early ‘70s, Zeenat in OP Ralhan’s Hulchul (1971), and  Parveen in BR Ish...

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BOLLYWOOD: THE ENIGMATIC CINEMA OF THE 1980s

It’s easy that calling the 1980s the worst decade for films and music might be a conveniently casual remark for those who do not want to ...

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