Anushree Majumdar


In Search of Promised Land: Nicole Krauss on living in between novels and our aversion to the unknown
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Nicole Krauss shares about her intemacy with Israel. Krauss extends the idea of the self to Israel, painting a portrait of a nation that was created after a deadly war, and for the past 70 years, has become “a place that is constantly becoming itself”,

‘I don’t take cinema seriously’
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

Tabu on being perceived as a recluse, her Instagram page and the roaring success of Golmaal Again

Did Nawazuddin hope to appease by withdrawing his memoirs?
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

As an actor, Nawazuddin Siddiqui writes, he has thought long and hard about the background of the characters he plays, their relationships with other participants, and what compels them to act the way they do. If he had applied the same technique to his autobiography, it would have made for a richer, more layered read.

On a Dream Run
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

Indie pop duo Parekh & Singh on whimsical songwriting and their new album

Nawazuddin Siddiqui withdraws his memoir ‘An Ordinary Life’
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

In the midst of a controversy for revealing details of his relationships without consent, actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s An Ordinary Life hit the stands only a week ago

Heart of the Matter
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

Smriti Mundhra and Sarita Khurana document the sociocultural environment of arranged marriages in their layered film, A Suitable Girl

‘What’s the point in making a film only for your followers?’
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

Filmmaker Sanal Kumar Sasidharan on his award-winning film S Durga, fighting censorship and why he never wants to direct a commercial film.

Wakaliwood Dreams
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

In 2011, an American producer watched a trailer and went all the way to Kampala to see the film. Now, Alan Hofmanis and filmmaker Nabwana IGG are bringing Ugandan action comedies to a screen near you, one punch at a time

‘A film is made on the editing table’
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Actor Bhumi Pednekar on being able to play progressive characters in her films so far and her new project with Zoya Akhtar

When Dream and Day Unite
Thu, Oct 05, 2017

Progressive metal giants, Dream Theater, on their maiden India show, 25 years of their famed album Images and Words, and how each album is like looking into a crystal ball

The Heart of the Matter
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

This is a series to watch out for, but given that this is Madhavan’s first foray into a mythological setting, it is crucial that she gets the tone right in the following books.

Across the Universe
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Sir Karl Jenkins, the most performed living composer in the world, on his new work, Alem

Sunny Leone: I believe each woman should make her own decisions
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Actor Sunny Leone opens up about motherhood, the controversial Netflix documentary on her and about choosing the battles she wants to fight. After five years in Bollywood, with a mixed bag of hits and misses, one thing is certain, Sunny is here to stay. 

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan actor Ayushmann Khurrana: There’s something about the underdog that I have always loved
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

With releases like Meri Pyaari Bindu, Bareilly Ki Barfi and Subh Mangal Saavdhan, Ayushmann Khurrana delivered two hits this year. During a candid chat with The Indian Express, the Bollywood actor talked about his journey in the glamorous film industry.

Nihalani, Uncensored
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

At the press conference for his distribution venture Julie 2, former CBFC chief took questions on censorship, sanskaar and lady-oriented films

Listen Out Loud
Tue, Aug 29, 2017

Ritnika Nayan on her book, Indie 101, a primer for anyone who wants to get into the indie music scene but doesn’t know how.

The Utmost Perennial
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

A digital twist to reading Arundhati Roy’s latest novel The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.

All Sounds Electric
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

DJ Kasra on celebrating 15 years of his label and his debut India tour.

Cheers in sections of CBFC at ‘tyrant’ Pahlaj Nihalani’s exit
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Dramatist and comedian S Ve Shekhar, who was a member of the board until Friday evening, said, “Nihalani’s removal is 100-per cent right. He only wanted to control, and he wanted to create his own rules at CBFC.”

‘Gangsters in real life are not like the ones you see in our films’
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Arjun Rampal on writing Daddy, his upcoming biopic on the life and times of Arun Gawli, Mumbai’s infamous gangster, and playing the part

Not a Nice Woman to Know: Author LS Hilton on the struggle to keep her protagonist unlikeable
Sun, Aug 06, 2017

"If I’ve created a character that people feel ambiguous about, I will take that as a compliment." In a candid conversation, the author of the bestselling erotic thrillers Maestra and its sequel, Domina talks about her love for art and how the book was nearly not published.

‘I have no political views’
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

Actor Kirti Kulhari talks about her role in Indu Sarkar, and life post-Pink

She’s funny that way: How did Aditi Mittal become India’s most popular female stand-up comic?
Sun, Jul 30, 2017

Aditi Mittal is funny, charming, energetic and bold. She jumps from topic to topic, and is one of the few women to display a natural ability for physical comedy.

Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Actor Plabita Borthakur, one of the leads in Alankrita Srivastava’s Lipstick Under My Burkha, on playing a college student who bends the rules, and coming into her own in her second film.

‘The films that I want to do are not easy’
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Konkona Sen Sharma on being a good girl on screen, feminism in small-town India and how the CBFC helped Lipstick Under My Burkha.

An Actor is Prepared
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

After short films, web series and TV, Aahana Kumra gears up for her biggest release, Lipstick Under My Burkha.

Dripping with action: How rain played an important role in Bollywood films
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

Bollywood and baarish? Awesome mausam. A Bollywood film without a rainy song is basically a dry waste land without possibilities. A rain sequence in a Bollywood film is meta in a way — a drop of fiction in a make-believe world. Just walk out into the rain and look up at the sky with emotion.

‘My work has always rubbed some people the wrong way’
Tue, Jul 04, 2017

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar on his political drama Indu Sarkar and his experience with the CBFC.

A Small Big Man
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

A documentary by a group of FTII graduates captures the twilight years of the late Manohar Aich, Mr Universe 1952

Legs Before Wicket: Richa Chadha’s new web series ‘Inside Edge’, based on IPL
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Richa Chadha on her upcoming web series 'Inside Edge', addressing misogyny and body image in her forthcoming debut book which she was persuaded to write after Penguin Random House approached her post her TED talk on sexism and misogyny in society.

The Boy Who Lived: 20 years since the first Harry Potter novel came out, a look at what makes it a classic for all times
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

At any given point in time, we have all been one of the characters of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter universe.

Akshaye Khanna: ‘It was torture, to not be able to work’
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Actor Akshaye Khanna, who will be seen as a police officer in the upcoming Sridevi-starrer, Mom, on getting back to acting after a brief hiatus, the possibility of rejection and the legacy of his father, Vinod Khanna.

‘To play a character from an India we don’t know about was interesting’
Mon, May 15, 2017

Arjun Kapoor on being the quintessential Chetan Bhagat hero, his character in Half Girlfriend and why Vinod Khanna’s death shook him up

‘I have an almost unnatural obsession with what the rearview mirror offers’
Sun, May 14, 2017

Anees Salim on death as a recurring theme in his narratives, his new book and why with each of his books writing becomes more difficult.

Ekta Kapoor’s Romil and Jugal is a modern, gay take on Romeo-Juliet. Actors Rajeev Siddhartha and Manraj Singh reveal more
Tue, May 02, 2017

Romil and Jugal takes William Shakespeare’s immortal love story of Romeo and Juliet, and delivers it with a desi, gay twist.

Tubelight director Kabir Khan: I need to be able to support my politics off camera
Sun, Apr 30, 2017

Filmmaker Kabir Khan on his bond with Salman Khan, his new web series and why he feels it’s essential to wear his politics on his sleeves.