Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014
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Dipti Nagpaul

Principal Correspondent (Features)

Notes From the Margins: Dalit writer Urmila Pawar’s autobiography inspires a Marathi play
Sun, Jul 20, 2014

Dalit writer Urmila Pawar’s memoirs and her hard-won freedoms are the focus of a new Marathi play.

50 Shades of Khaki
Thu, Jul 17, 2014

Popular among Mumbai cops, tailoring shop Ramesh & Sons is also responsible for Ajay Devgn’s neat-silhouetted uniforms in the Singham series

Babuji Forever: Alok Nath feels it’s an opportunity of a lifetime
Fri, Jul 11, 2014

Alok Nath’s ability to laugh at himself sure makes one smile. For Nath, however, it's an opportunity of a lifetime.

A lesson in Reuse
Thu, Jul 10, 2014

Kolkata-based architect Abin Chaudhuri’s installation to feature in a MoMa exhibition.

Varun Dhawan: I have potential
Sat, Jul 05, 2014

Playing Humpty was fun. We shot most parts in Chandigarh, says Varun Dhawan.

Boy tied to bus stop in Express photo finds new home in Dongri’s Children’s Aid Society
Tue, Jul 01, 2014

Lakhan had been moved to The Children's Aid Society in Dongri with help from the police.

Celebrities take to Twitter to express support for LGBTI community
Tue, Jul 01, 2014

Indian celebrities have backed the fight of LGBTI community for their rights.

Real to Fantastical
Mon, Jun 30, 2014

Director Nishikant Kamat on experimenting with languages and genres, and why he decided to make a Marathi potboiler, Lai Bhaari.

The Young & Restless
Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Films that reflect the lifestyle and concerns of young adults with newcomers in lead roles, are finding favour with the audience.

The boy who loves movies
Mon, Jun 16, 2014

Vijan, now 32, is nostalgic as he speaks of his 'short but successful journey' in the industry.

Not About the Money
Wed, Jun 11, 2014

Senior technicians and crew members at times work for a fraction of their regular fees to back powerful scripts and passionate directors.

Deepika Padukone’s ‘Finding Fanny Fernandes’ to premiere at Toronto Film Fest
Mon, Jun 09, 2014

The makers are planning to premiere Finding Fanny Fernandes at the Toronto Film Festival.

For two years, my teachers paid my school fees: Rajkummar Rao
Mon, May 26, 2014

Can a regular young man from Gurgaon, without glamour and connections, make it big in Hindi cinema? The remarkable rise of Rajkummar Rao, and his steely ambition, give you the answers.

Boy with multiple disorders tied to Mumbai bus stop is rescued, taken to children’s home
Mon, May 26, 2014

Police, social worker move after seeing picture in The Indian Express

‘The common man is my hero’
Thu, May 22, 2014

Mehta says his need to tell stories of regular folk brought him back to filmmaking.

Help pours in for boy with multiple disorders who spends his days tied to pole at bus stop
Mon, May 26, 2014

On Tuesday, a team from the Marine Drive police station went to the spot and brought the child and his grandmother to the police station.

Shoot at Site
Sat, May 17, 2014

Finding suitable locales is least of their worries; location managers often have to get permissions from agencies, dodge imminent rain and sometimes turn an office space into an airport waiting area.

The quest for old Calcutta
Wed, May 14, 2014

Hunting for locales for Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, Dibakar Banerjee and his team pieced together the missing fragments of the city as it was in the 1940s

The King at your Doorstep
Thu, May 15, 2014

Mango lovers can get quality produce at their doorstep as farmers reach out to customers through online retail.

Jailed KKM activist Sachin Mali’s book of poetry launched
Tue, May 13, 2014

Sadhya Patta Bhumigat chronicles Mali’s years in hiding after being accused of having ‘Maoist links’.

Know Your Actor
Mon, May 12, 2014

They spark up the screen with their effortless performances as the hero’s maama, jigri dost, or the villain’s sidekick. Their performances stay with us, but we don’t know the people behind these memorable characters. Meet some of the finest actors in the Hindi film industry who will make you go, ‘Oh that one!’

Ties That Bind
Sun, May 04, 2014

Behind Titli, a film that will compete at the Cannes, is debut director Kanu Behl’s awareness of what it means to define yourself against your family.

This boy has all the answers
Fri, May 02, 2014

American actor of Indian origin, Rohan Chand is in the spotlight for his performance in Bad Words

Social Diarist
Tue, Apr 29, 2014

After City Lights, Bhatt will be producing a film on the Wisconsin gurudwara shooting in 2012 and tie it with the 1984 massacre of the Sikhs in India.

Many from Bollywood skip voting for IIFA 2014 awards
Fri, Apr 25, 2014

Most of the Bollywood stars head for Florida to attend four-day IIFA ceremony that began on April 23.

Learning to Let Go
Fri, Apr 25, 2014

Saqib Saleem’s young co-actors in Hawaa Hawaai make him realise the importance of following one’s instincts.

PLAY Magazine
Riteish Deshmukh post ‘Yellow, Balak Palak': The audience has stopped doubting me
Fri, Apr 25, 2014

In this interview, Riteish Deshmukh talks about backing Marathi cinema, experimenting with roles and how his choice of films as an actor drastically differs from that as a producer.

Learning to let it go
Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Saqib Saleem’s young co-actors in Hawaa Hawaai make him realise the importance of following one’s instincts.

Sugar and Spice
Fri, Apr 18, 2014

Originally a humble bread associated with the Easter season, hot cross buns are getting a fancy makeover.

This Boy has All the Answers
Fri, Apr 18, 2014

American actor of Indian origin, Rohan Chand is in the spotlight for his performance in Bad Words.

Plea to vote for ‘secular party’ splits Bollywood
Thu, Apr 17, 2014

A section of the film industry has condemned the appeal, viewing it as propaganda against BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Naughty and nice
Wed, Apr 16, 2014

American actor of Indian origin, Rohan Chand is in the spotlight for his performance in Bad Words.

Maiden Flight
Thu, Apr 10, 2014

For her debut as a writer for television, author-screenwriter Advaita Kala draws from her experience in the hospitality industry.

‘My father never forgot he was once a bus conductor’
Sun, Apr 06, 2014

Soundarya speaks about her passion for animation, keeping the content commercial and being the daughter of Thalaivar Rajinikanth.

The Wild Child
Tue, Feb 04, 2014

Ranveer Singh on his role in Gunday, being an attention-seeker and why he’s guarding his privacy now.

I won’t make a film without Shah Rukh again: Farah Khan
Fri, Jan 17, 2014

With the first look of Happy New Year having received tremendous response, Farah Khan talks about her choice of genres and her friendship with Shah Rukh Khan.