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POWERFUL PEOPLE: INFINITE GENIUS, BOUNDLESS THEATRE

Nadira Zaheer Babbar inhabits the same universe where I met her in 1984. Today, she is as intense and powerful as a thousand times more, and it...

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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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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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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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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: BETWEEN REALITY AND REPRESENTATION

SHUDDHI is an emotional journey, a call to action, and a symbol of hope all in one. It aims to generate renewed discussion on Leprosy. A rare f...

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POWERFUL PEOPLE: AN EXCLUSIVE CONVERSATION ABOUT HARMONISING CREATIVITY

Working with Dhruv Ghanekar on the background score for my film White Noise (2005), produced by Mozez Singh and Sevy Ali, was a powerful experi...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: A DEEP DIVE INTO THE SOUL OF CLAY

Kaul’s films were revelations even when the themes were well-known and had ancient roots, like dhrupad and pottery. He avidly hunted for ...

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BOLLYWOOD: THE GIANT CALLED RAHUL RAWAIL

The box office failure of Dacait was perhaps the single biggest reason for Rahul Rawail to never be the same filmmaker again. He tried coming b...

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POLITICS: A WINTER OF DESPAIR WRITES SURANYA AIYAR

Humra Quraishi explains what it means to be a member of the minority community in these times and reproduces a part of what Su...

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