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How do we love in Bombay? Let us count the ways
Sun, Aug 30, 2015

You could park yourself on Marine Drive and master the sideways kiss; if you are brave enough, you could check in at a hotel; or simply pack off the entire family to the movies. In a maximum city with minimum privacy, love is a hard game to play.

Six scripts get shortlisted by Shakespeare India to commemorate the Bard’s 400th death centenary
Tue, Aug 11, 2015

Microwave International: Shakespeare India is a project by Film London to commemorate the Bard’s 400th death centenary.

Every woman’s story
Wed, Aug 05, 2015

Leena Yadav’s Parched, to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, addresses women’s issues through a tale of an unlikely friendship

Saccharine Trigger
Sat, Aug 01, 2015

Bandra’s newest dessert cafe, Loaded, may be targeted at college students but don’t let that stop you from trying their crepes and milkshakes.

First Konkani film ‘Mogacho Aunddo’s reel restored
Thu, Jul 23, 2015

A reel of the first Konkani film, Mogacho Aunddo, with the run time of three minutes, has been restored.

Vicky Kaushal on playing a Banarasi boy in Cannes premiered film, ‘Masaan’
Tue, Jul 14, 2015

A Punjabi boy brought up in Mumbai, Vicky Kaushal talks about the challenges of portraying a Banarasi with insecurities in Masaan.

Why ‘wok’ concept is becoming popular among the city’s diners
Sat, Jul 11, 2015

Customisation and affordable pricing are making the ‘wok’ concept popular among the city’s diners.

Talking about the incident made me a hashtag such as #rape, #victim, says Sapna Bhavnani
Sat, Jul 11, 2015

As her online post goes viral, Sapna Bhavnani says she doesn’t want to become just a hashtag.

How artists and individuals creatively resisted Emergency
Sun, Jul 05, 2015

From street plays held in the dead of the night to open rebellion, the story of the cultural resistance to the Emergency is one of many underground movements of artists and individuals.

Rights this Way
Wed, May 27, 2015

Filmmaker Nancy Nicol’s documentary captures India’s struggle for LGBTI rights

The love song of Lorna Cordeiro, the inspiration behind Bombay Velvet
Mon, May 25, 2015

She was 17, he was 33. A popular singer, a saxophone legend. Bombay was different and they were young. They had fun, and the music. Chris Perry and Lorna Cordeiro had each other — till they didn’t.

The Slow Dance
Fri, May 22, 2015

The makers of Konkani film Nachom-ia Kumpasar have adopted a unique approach to reach their target audience.

Race for Mumbai University V-C begins, top officials in the ring
Sat, May 16, 2015

Sources said that the names of Mumbai University Prof Abhay Pethe and dean of commerce faculty Madhu Nair have been nominated.

Piku: It is in the mundane that Shoojit Sircar’s films take root
Fri, May 01, 2015

Ahead of their next release, Piku, screenwriter Juhi Chaturvedi and director Shoojit Sircar talk about how their films take root in the routine and the mundane.

The Business of Death
Wed, Apr 29, 2015

The story revolves around the shamshan ghats in Varanasi.

Reimagining Classics: Suman Sridhar on her recent hit ‘Fifi’ for ‘Bombay Velvet’
Tue, Apr 21, 2015

Suman Sridhar on her recent hit Fifi for Bombay Velvet and working on multiple projects that span theatre, music and acting.

Rage Against The Machine: A look at the life and cause of Lokshahir Sambhaji Bhagat
Sun, Apr 19, 2015

The life of lokshahirs, Maharashtra’s fabled people’s poets, is at the centre of the National Award winning film Court. On the trail of one such Dalit bard, Sambhaji Bhagat, you come face to face with a rebel and his cause.

Kalki Koechlin on her separation from Anurag Kashyap and being a ‘white Indian’ in Bollywood
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

Kalki Koechlin talks about being a ‘white Indian’ in the industry and her separation from Anurag Kashyap.

The Legend of the Seeker
Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Rajit Kapur remembers Byomkesh Bakshi, the Bengali fictional detective who changed the course of his career

Partner with the Best
Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Madhu Mantena on his journey and fiancée designer Masaba Gupta.

Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani skips I&B minister’s meeting with members
Wed, Mar 18, 2015

Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi, Ashoke Pandit, Mihir Bhuta and Vani Tripathi attended the meeting.

Braving the World
Sun, Mar 15, 2015

In her directorial debut that travels to TIFF Kids next month, Seemaa Desai turns the idea of a genie on its head

Voices Silenced
Wed, Mar 11, 2015

The ban on India’s Daughter has brought the question of freedom of speech into public discourse.

The Other Perspective
Mon, Mar 09, 2015

Exhibition titled, ‘In Order To Join’, showcases works by 14 women artists & is a commentary on gender, nationalism & conflict.

Dramatic Silence
Tue, Mar 03, 2015

With release of English translation of his work that maps history of Marathi theatre, Makarand Sathe talks about state & censorship.

Know Your Censors
Sun, Mar 01, 2015

Censor Board members talk about religion, sexuality, violence—and the lines they want to draw on the big screen.

The Great Indian Laughter Challenge: India is a funny country without a sense of humour
Sun, Feb 15, 2015

India is a funny country without a sense of humour. And stand-up comics have been watching their mouth long before the moral brigade got the All India Bakchod to zip up.

CBFC chief finds ‘haramzaada’, ‘Bombay’ objectionable, his team doesn’t agree
Sat, Feb 14, 2015

Chairman Nihalani said he will direct regional officers to ban use of profanities in regional languages.

Mahesh Bhatt on AIB Knockout: If Alia can be booked, why not Sonakshi Sinha
Fri, Feb 13, 2015

Mahesh Bhatt, father of Alia Bhatt who was part of the AIB Konckout show audience, believes there is a conspiracy at play.

Voiceover artistes yet to get their due in the film industry, say makers and actors feel insecure
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

A mute superstar’s voice in Shamitabh, Amitabh Bachchan’s character feels shortchanged in the bargain. Voiceover artistes explain why he is justified.

Muffler’s Moment
Wed, Feb 11, 2015

How the humble accessory became a symbol of fight back, spawning a series of posters.

It’s A Wrap
Wed, Feb 11, 2015

The simple piece of muffler owes this adulation to Delhi’s soon-to-be Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

AIB row: Law professor files PIL in HC
Fri, Feb 06, 2015

Dr Sharmila Ghuge filed a PIL in the Bombay HC against “the use of abusive, vulgar and indecent words.”

AIB Knockout: Film body wants Ranveer Singh, Karan Johar and Arjun Kapoor to apologise
Thu, Feb 05, 2015

The Federation of Western India Cine Employees has demanded an unconditional apology to the film industry from Ranveer, Arjun and Karan Johar for taking part in AIB show.

AIB row: Censor Board’s Ashoke Pandit needs a mouthwash
Wed, Feb 04, 2015

In a tweet, AIB said, “Have taken down AIB Knockout for now. We will speak soon.”

Dhanush on being pushed into acting at 16 and judged by his looks
Sun, Jan 18, 2015

Ahead of his next film, Tamil actor Dhanush talks about being pushed into acting as a 16-year-old, his father’s struggle and being judged by his appearance.