Dipti Nagpaul


Boys don’t cry (but they do)
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

Actor Amit Sial on finding his calling in acting and portraying the aggression of small town India’s daily life on screen.

Our many Ramayanas: Feminist writer Sarah Joseph and her son Vinaykumar KJ retell the epic
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

While Joseph looks at the Ramayana from a subaltern perspective, her son’s retellings are an “internal exploration”.

Saeed Mirza in new set of 24 artists to return national awards over FTII row, intolerance
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

But the government hit back saying it is an agenda against them

Shah Rukh Khan — For 20 years, his middle name spells Romance
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

A decade away from being a senior citizen, Shah Rukh Khan has kept the myth of romance alive.

Living on Hope: Bar dancers remember their glory days and the struggle that followed after ban
Sun, Nov 01, 2015

They found employment and independence in the many ancillary businesses that sprung up around the flourishing dance bars in Mumbai. Ahead of the Supreme Court’s final hearing on November 5, those who lost their livelihood a decade ago due to the government’s ban on dance bars, remember their golden time.

Beef documentary to be screened independently, first show at JNU
Sat, Oct 31, 2015

Of the 35 entries sent to the Ministry, Caste on the Menu Card was the only film which was not exempted from certification.

When the budget is small, idea should be bigger than the scale: Apurva Asrani
Fri, Oct 30, 2015

Editor of Satya and Shahid, Apurva Asrani makes his debut as a screenwriter with Aligarh, the opening film at the 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.

FTII row: 12 filmmakers return national awards to join agitation against ‘intolerance’
Thu, Oct 29, 2015

FTII protests: The decision by Dibakar Banerjee came hours after the agitating students FTII called off their 139-day strike against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan as the chairman of the institute.

Back to Square One: Handmade heritage tiles get a new lease of life in Mumbai
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

Tiles with geometric and floral patterns in bright matte colours are a common feature in heritage buildings in south Mumbai’s older neighbourhoods of Colaba and Fort.

Protests against play Agnes of God in Mumbai: what else is new?
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

While the show will take place, the minister has promised Dias and the Catholic community that its content will be looked into. As of now, whether or not Agnes of God will be staged again, is uncertain.

In her Court, she feels a need to codify Muslim personal law
Sun, Oct 04, 2015

As a recent survey on Muslim women’s views on the Muslim Personal Law shows, women in the community are looking for a fair hearing — and a Shariah adalat in Mumbai is working to ensure their voice is heard

Meat the many foods of India: Bringing different food histories to the table
Mon, Sep 21, 2015

The politics of food runs deep. Delhi-based social activist Shabnam Hashmi says that in India, home to various religions and divergent cultures, it is believed that we are what we eat.

Game of Drones
Wed, Sep 09, 2015

Filmmakers are increasingly using drones to get close and wide-angle shots of the action.

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.