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Size Matters?

Film historian Dhruv Somani writes on the phenomenon of filmmakers often selecting lengthy film titles.

Finding Ganga

Film historian Dhruv Somani, recounts the arduous process that was involved in the casting of Mandakini in Raj Kapoor’s ...

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The Gone Girls

Film historian Dhruv Somani focuses on yesteryear’s gutsy Sheetal and Leena Das, who have vanished into a limbo today. Read More

The Human Voice

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

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Family Ties

Film historian Dhruv Somani salutes the Kapoors, the first family of Indian cinema.

Business culture, work environments are usually based on hierar...

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Bhanu Athaiya: Best of the Best

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, picks his 10 favourites from the vast collection  created by the late doyenne of film costu...

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Against all odds

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, takes you right into the storm of Bollywood’s films revolving around natural and man-made ...

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Sex and sensibility: Bollywood erotica in the time of Censor curbs

From Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978), Utsav (1984), Anubhav (1986) and Kama Sutra (1996) to the more recent Jism (2003) and Murder (2004), you can hardly call erotica novel i...

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