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ILA ARUN: GIVING VOICE TO LIFE

Ila Arun is a woman of many parts and one who is in command of all of them. She has a contagious zest for life, writes Aparajita Krishna <...

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The Human Voice

Khalid Mohamed, who was commissioned to write the official autobiography of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (1948-1997)...

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When Comedy was King

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, salutes the comic actors of yore, who would make us roll with laughter in the aisles.

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Kitu Gidwani: Distinctly Yours!

Aparajita Krishna flashbacks and forward with the life and times of Kitu Gidwani – an actor with, perhaps, the most well...

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The peerless entertainer

Film historian Dhruv Somani, pays tribute to Nasir Hussain, wizard of the undervalued romantic musicals of Bollywood.

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Days of qawwalis

Film historian Dhruv Somani asks why have the qawwalis, once a big draw in the Bollywood movies, have gone with the wind today...

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A Portrait in words and pictures: Seema Kapoor

Isolation amidst the tranquillity of the scenic environs of Jhalawar in Rajasthan  made Seema Kapoor address this article, writes ...

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Blast from the past…

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, in a chat fest with yesteryear’s feisty Asha Sachdev - she carved her acting career on her...

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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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