Govinda has scripted a comeback that has not gone to plan. Bollywood turned its back on him long ago. But can you love showbiz and not thank him for all the laughs?
Jerry Pinto on his new novel, the crime fiction stories that never get told and the ethical curiosity central to journalism.
Sabyn Javeri’s debut novel tackles some uncomfortable truths around women, power and ambition.
Even though they may be losing out to print, ebooks are the future because they archive the time gone by.
Digital has killed the audio cassette. No one knows this better than Javed Jamal, who is waiting to sell his last batch of 200 cassettes in old Delhi.
The past lives on in the snow-clad city of Katowice, a modern metropolis and an industrial hub in Poland.
Is The Viral Fever a new media organisation that plays by old rules?
Two children under six and a trip that involves four changes and 48 hours. The French Polynesia is worth the hype and the journey across the world.
Survival, in both the animal and the human world, has become of the baddest, not the fittest.
Ritesh Batra talks about straddling two worlds to recreate ’60s Britain for The Sense of an Ending, and how fatherhood changes the filmmaker’s gaze.
The darkest hour is often the most beautiful.
The joys of giving and not getting.
Sikh-American activist and filmmaker Valarie Kaur on the spike in hate crimes in the US and why they are inextricably linked to state violence.
A brief history of the sometimes-crumbling, always bustling Connaught Place in Delhi.
How does one deal with depression? What does it mean to talk it out? An IT professional writes about being stuck in the loop of anxiety and breaking out of it.
Lata Mangeshkar on her overseas performances, sobbing fans and the time she was labelled a gambler.
He asked the question: what does it mean to be a modern artist in Independent India? He set up the only artist commune in the country. A new book looks at KCS Paniker’s profound influence.
Why Rudyard Kipling’s father is being feted by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
The theatre of Manipuri legend Heisnam Kanhailal found its fullest expression through the performance of his wife Heisnam Sabitri, a towering personality by herself. With the passing of Kanhailal in October last year, the legacy now rests entirely on her. A look at her journey and at the future of their group, Kalakshetra Manipur.
Filmmaker Kavi Raz on his next, The Black Prince, a film on Maharaja Duleep Singh, working with a British cast, having Shabana Azmi and Satinder Sartaj on board, and decoding the story of the Kohinoor
Vikramaditya Motwane on his upcoming film, the importance of taking a stand and adapting Vikram Chandra’s Sacred Games for Netflix.
In 1969, William Gedney, a fairly unknown American photographer, turned his lens on the streets of India. What keeps him relevant? A first major exhibition of his India photographs tells all.
The goofy barbets are harbingers of summer.
It’s a festival associated with one community but Holi and its cuisine were once owned and embraced by all.
The journey to “happiness and satisfaction”, however, entailed some opposition and a lot of hard work.
In post-Taliban Kabul, a new generation of educated women is making itself heard
Opposition to women’s reservations in Nagaland throws up old fissures and new questions.
We speak to three women architects in the country who set up offices on their own steam, stayed conscious of their values and questioned the very definition of architecture.
This Women’s Day, five women from their 20s to 60s tell us about their idea of love and desire, and, a look at sexism in popular culture and everyday life.
Our discrimination against women often stem from a skewed parenting pattern.
The city is no place for a big cat to burn bright.
On quiet misogyny and the trouble with respectability.
The recent molestation of a popular Malayali actress is another manifestation of Malayalam cinema’s long history of misogyny.
They throw shade with their mascaras and land knockout blows with their wit and depth. Ten celluloid heroines who reiterate that most damsels in distress are perfectly capable of rescuing themselves.
Artist NS Harsha’s current mid-career retrospective in Tokyo is a testament to his intricate and layered oeuvre. He speaks about the importance of context, what it takes to critically engage with the world and coming into his own in Mysore.
Our cinema makes heroes of men. Women are only add-ons. How does one counter Bollywood’s male-dominated narrative?