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Those Disco Deewane days

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, replays the story of the late Nazia Hassan, who sparked the disco craze with the song Aap Jaisa ...

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When Atul Met the Movies

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with India’s prime, contemporary artist, Atul Dodiya, on his unbreakable bond with art an...

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Hinduism, not Hindutva, was Nehru’s idea of India

Let us not be in any illusion. Being complacent basis the belief that there’s any sensitivity left in the discourse would be wrong, write...

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Paradisos Lost

With the ongoing pandemic, the future of the surviving single-screen cinema halls is under a question mark. Film historian, Dhruv Soman...

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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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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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Such a wonderful journey!!

Film historian Dhruv Somani, a self-confessed admirer o...

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How Photo Pollution Is Impacting Planet Earth

We have lost our connection to the night-time skies, the stories woven into star-studded skies, the sense of stillness, the awe of the twinklin...

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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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India's soft power - the unrealized potential

Where does India stand in the latest rankings on leveraging its soft power, asks Amit Khanna