Dipti Nagpaul D’souza


Why did Katappa Kill Baahubali?
Sun, Mar 18, 2018

V Vijayendra Prasad has the answer. The screenwriter on his partnership with his son SS Rajamouli, writing fantasy and his next film on the Rani of Jhansi.

Skin in the Game
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Delhi will host the second cosplay championship this weekend. As the concept gains popularity, this year’s finalists talk about what it takes to be a cosplayer.

Amit Madheshiya on engaging with multiple media and his documentary, The Cinema Travellers
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

Beyond the reception their film has received internationally, Amit Madheshiya and Shirley Abraham's engagement with the subject isn’t quite over yet. They are also working on a book that can tell the tales they couldn’t through the film or the photographs.

‘I know how elections work, our people do sell out’
Sun, Feb 18, 2018

JV Pawar, who helped fire up the Dalit Panther movement in the ’70s, talks about Bhima Koregaon and the conundrum of electoral politics for Dalits.

Husband ‘addicted’, woman moves Bombay HC seeking porn ban
Thu, Feb 15, 2018

The woman also mentioned domestic and sexual abuse at the hands of her husband who, she said, would force her to have “unnatural oral sex” with him.

Aiyaary director Neeraj Pandey: Only one body should have any say in the film’s release and that’s CBFC
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Filmmaker Neeraj Pandey's upcoming film Aiyaary is set against the backdrop of the army. In an interview to Indian Express, Neeraj shares his opinion on hypernationalism, Aiyaary's changing release dates and the involvement of the Ministry of Defence.

Padmaavat protests: There’s freedom to stone school bus with children
Thu, Jan 25, 2018

Shot by a passenger on the bus, the video captures just 13 seconds of the four-minute ordeal that students — the youngest was aged four — teachers and school staff went through as the bus drove past a mob that had just torched a Haryana Roadways bus.

Why Supreme Court staying the ban on Padmaavat is unprecedented
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

The protesters have not watched the film until today. Also, whether queen Padmavati ever lived, or if she was a fictional character from Malik Muhammad Jayasi’s acclaimed work Padmavat, is highly debated.

To be or Not to be
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Mumbai-based playwright Ramu Ramanathan is collaborating with theatre artistes to highlight the pitfalls of Aadhaar through poetry.

Pause and Effect: An Instagram handle, mumbaipaused, freeze-frames the life of the city of dreams
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

While most Instagram handles that chronicle the city attempt to capture its beauty, Gopal’s Mumbai, when paused, does not look pretty. It is the mundane that sets his work apart.

Voices of the Dispossessed
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Kashmiri poet Huzaifa Pandit presents resistance poetry through ‘cultural translations’ of works by legendary poets

Families in Food: Chicken Sanju Baba For the Famished Soul
Sun, Jan 07, 2018

Among a dozen or so popular eateries that dot Mumbai’s Bhendi Bazaar neighbourhood, people know Noor Mohammadi as the restaurant that serves Chicken Sanju Baba. Named after Sanjay Dutt, it is an original recipe by the actor that he shared with the restaurant’s owner, Khalid Hakim. The tangy chicken preparation and Dutt’s (unofficial) endorsement of […]

Kaalakaandi director Akshat Varma: Saif Ali Khan took just five minutes to come on board
Sat, Jan 06, 2018

Writer-director Akshat Verma on his upcoming film Kaalakandi, learning to navigate Bollywood and living with the pressure of performance.

Somnath Waghmare’s documentary explains why the Battle of Bhima Koregaon is important to Dalits
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

The documentary also explores how the role of the Mahars in the battle led to the formation of the Mahar regiment in the army, which exists even today.

Dalit anger spills on street: ‘In the end, only we are penalised’
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

“The violence against us Dalits is on the rise. We cannot continue to let this happen,” said a young man.

Food, art, music & trends: what to expect in the new year in Mumbai
Mon, Jan 01, 2018

Pop-up restaurants and supper clubs making space for culinary experiments; Mumbai gets set to welcome jazz legend John McLaughlin once again; New restaurants, burgeoning art scene and the upcoming ro-ro car ferry service are likely to turn Alibaug into a hot weekend destination; Set to be launched in 2018, the Children’s Museum and Activity Centre at CSMVS promises to serve as a dedicated space for the young residents’ educational initiatives

With a history edit, Censor has its ‘I’, Padmavati its release
Sun, Dec 31, 2017

Padmavati CBFC nod: The filmmakers have also been asked to add a disclaimer stating that the film does not glorify the banned practice of Sati, and to make changes to Ghoomar song in keeping with the fact that Deepika Padukone plays a Rajput princess.

Kamala Mills fire: In a decade, a commercial boom on ashes of mills in Mumbai
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

The buildings in these mill complexes in Mumbai house residences, offices, malls, boutiques and upscale restaurants. Standing on the road, looking ahead, it’s also all one can see — the city of gold. 

Mohalla Assi makers move court: Contempt petition against CBFC chief Prasoon Joshi
Thu, Dec 28, 2017

The petition was filed on December 22 after the CBFC failed to comply with a Delhi High Court order to certify the film.

A Bhojpuri food festival curated by Pallavi Nigam Sahay aims to highlight the region’s cuisine
Thu, Dec 21, 2017

The festival, on till December 22 at their restaurant Maya, is part of the Rivaayat series where the hotel organises a food festival aimed at reviving traditional recipes from across cuisines.