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Vanishing Act II: Bollywood actresses who disappeared

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, pens a sequel to his study on the actresses who retreated into the shadows

The Subtle Dance of Creation

Prasantanu Mohapatra takes you along with him while reminiscing the making of this stunning short film in the lonely campus of...

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Snake Bites: Bollywood’s Naagins

Film historian Dhruv Somani takes stock of the Naagin and Naag movies, which have crowded the Bollywood repertoire for decades...

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Video Gaga

Film historian Dhruv Somani excavates the exclusive made-for video movies by Nari Hira and other producers, way before the arr...

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On being an Indian: Ruskin Bond

In his essay, "On being an Indian", Ruskin Bond explains his Indian identity, "Race did not make me one. Religion did not make me one. But...

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We were the Cathedral School boys, the Cats

What it meant to be a ‘Cat’ during the swinging 1960s at the premier school of Mumbai, India? Take that, Campionites!

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Spy in Love

Lauren Wilkinson’s American Spy is a perceptive novel with a feisty protagonist - it will possibly be made into a film...

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Well-behaved women rarely make history

Mona Ambegaonkar is an Indian film and television actress. She has featured in over 15 plays, 18 feature films, 38 T...

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2018 had only 8% of Hollywood’s top films directed by Women

The number of Hollywood’s top films directed by women hits rock bottom, despite the efforts to prevent gender discrimination, with women ...

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For All Those Who Haven’t Had Enough of the Joker

Jack Nicholson originally played the Joker in Tim Burton’s Batman (1989), but Heath Ledger’s Academy-winning take on the a...

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