Anushree Majumdar

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A place to call home: A city always knows when your heart is full
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

You can leave a city far behind, but it only takes a minute to remember that home is where the heart once was.

The Woman Who is Me
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Jayashree Singh, one of Indian rock’s original stars, is no more. Since the 1970s, she has inspired generations of musicians across the country

Of Human Bondage
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Filmmaker Atanu Ghosh’s latest film, Mayurakshi, is winning critics over with its terrific performances and a fine script

Big apple dreams: Bill Hayes on New York and his new book
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

Bill Hayes on his upcoming book and how New York shaped his work and broke his heart.

Guerrilla Radio: Kefaya merges protest and folk music from all over the globe with jazz
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

Kefaya means ‘enough’ in Arabic, and the unofficial term used to describe the grassroots liberation movement in Egypt that led to the Arab Spring uprisings in 2011.

A Fairytale Beginning
Mon, Jan 08, 2018

Sarod maestro Soumik Datta's latest work is a reimagined score of Satyajit Ray’s iconic film, Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne, with a twist.

Rajkummar Rao: It is for govt to take a stand on censorship
Tue, Dec 26, 2017

Asked about the kind of issues he would like to be associated with, Rajkummar Rao said, “I want to be the brand ambassador for compassion and secularism."

‘You just can’t get away from real life, no matter how hard you try!’, says Room author Emma Donoghue
Sun, Dec 24, 2017

In India for a literary festival, Irish-Canadian novelist Emma Donoghue on taking control of her material, making friends with history, and her first book for children.

Whose Drumline is it Anyway?
Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Swiss drummer Jojo Mayer, who recently performed at the Goa International Jazz Live Festival, on his band Nerve and reconciling electronic music with improvisations from the world of jazz

The Man Who Rewrites the Past
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

David Lagercrantz may have inherited the complex and deadly world that Stieg Larsson’s heroine, Lisbeth Salander, inhabits. But with each new offering he is making it his own

Good Kid in a Mad City: Meet Prabh Deep, a Delhi rapper who has taken the Indian hip-hop scene by storm
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

The story of Prabh Deep, a 23-year-old rapper who has taken the Indian hip-hop scene by storm, is the story of the grimy underbelly of Delhi-18. A high-school dropout, the artiste is critical of the pressures put on students by the education system and their families.

No Country for Women: So what is S Durga all about?
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

First, it was the original title, Sexy Durga, which caused offence, and lately, it is the revised title card, Sxxx Durga, which has irked some of the judges at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

When [V] were young
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

The Channel [V] we loved showed us that desi was cool and fun, and that the local is even more mazedar. They were the first entertainment channel to tell you that being serious all the time is stupid

Culture in Four Acts
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

With the Royal Opera House as its home, The Quarter in Mumbai unites music and dining at its cafe, mozzarella bar, jazz club and al fresco restaurant

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