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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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POWERFUL PEOPLE: THE POET IMPRESSIONIST

On the occasion of the 58th Jnanpith Award for Gulzar saab, Humra Quraishi revisits her friendship with him an...

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TRENDING: ALL THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT MSP

Explainer on Minimum Support Price (MSP) as a legal guarantee using Swaminathan formula, and what is being demanded by the farmers of India, re...

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MOVIES: LOOK WHAT RANJAN DAS RECOMMENDS

From Agnes Varda’s The Beaches of Agnes to Suzhou River, Reversal of Fortune, In Bed With Victoria and Zero Fucks Given, check out all th...

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THOUGHT FACTORY: THE MANY HINDUISMS OF SECULAR DEMOCRATIC INDIA

Keeping religion a personal matter and not politicising it is crucial to prevent discrimination, promote social cohesion, and uphold the princi...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: THOSE FREEZE SHOTS OF TARUN MAJUMDAR

Satyabrata Ghosh explores the genesis and evolution of the freeze shot used by auteurs of cinema to capture a lasting impact o...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: MUSIC OF THOUGHT AND IMAGINATION

It is Kumar Shahani's Khayal Gatha (The Saga of Khayal), a 1989 Indian experimental film written and directed by Kumar Shahani, that O....

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KALEIDOSCOPE: FIVE BOOKS YOU MUST READ BY UTPAL DATTA

In my recent reading journey, each of the books here emerged as beacons and illuminating facets of self-discovery and intellectual pilgrimage, ...

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POLITICS: WHEN THE SEEDS OF HATE WERE SOWN

Humra Quraishi recounts the days when there was respect and great pride in India’s diversity, and brings back memor...

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TRENDING: HUMME TUMSE PYAAR KITNA

Monojit Lahiri checks out the real drama behind this momentous day called Valentine’s Day and checks out all the hullaba...

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