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Revisiting Mani Kaul’s Mini-series Ahmaq

Devdutt Trivedi writes that in Ahmaq, Kaul wanted to underline the symbiotic relationship between Hinduism and Islam.

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The Mystery of the Missing Earri

Juhi Saklani looks back at Hindi films to trace the role of the jhumka, gale ka haar and paayals in storytelling, which convey...

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Building bridges: Rekha Surya

Even before her soulful voice creates magic and captivates you, her charismatic persona hits you with an overpo...

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Sunil Shanbag: A Theatre Yatra!

Aparajita Krishna takes a deep dive into the life and theatre times of Sunil Shanbag and walks you through an interesting tell...

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Rajeshwari: Queen of her roles

Aparajita Krishna zooms in on Rajeshwari Sachdev of a delicate, petite frame, who has a very commanding acting presence and rules the little ki...

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Signs of the times: Come October

Humra  Quraishi remembers classical singer Begum Akhtar, also known as Akhtari Bai and we...

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The Last Concert

Begum Akhtar passed away a day after her concert in Ahmedabad on 29 October, 1974. Here’s a rare photo-essay of that enchanted evening by...

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Queen of Ghazals

When Danish Husain introduces his stage production of Akhtari: Dastan Bai Se Begum Tak, he says the storytelling and music format...

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