Dipti Nagpaul


The Gangster of Dagdi Chawl
Sun, Sep 03, 2017

The long arm of the law ended where Arun Gawli’s writ began. How a Mumbai chawl made an underworld don.

Voice of the People
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

A community radio by women is helping preserve traditional knowledge and practices of nearly 200 villages in Telangana. The radio focusses on women’s issues, such as out-of-school children, health and nutrition, among others.

Terms of Endearment
Tue, May 09, 2017

Canadian writer-actor-comic of Pakistani origin, Fawzia Mirza, says the peculiarity of the mother-daughter relationship in ‘desi’ families inspired Signature Move, the opening film of the Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival this year.

Saif Ali Khan on Sonu Nigam azaan row: Sound amplification during azaan comes from insecurity
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Saif Ali Khan speaks about his identity as a Muslim, his thoughts on living in a Hindu state, the Kashmir question and how he almost refused his Padma award till his father advised him. And then, he gives the most balanced view on Sonu Nigam azaan row.

‘Nationalism is amazing, important, but is that same as Hinduism?’
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

With the spotlight now on the practice of triple talaq in the Muslim community, Khan spoke about how his personal experience had shaped his view on the matter.

In Udder News
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

A weekly dedicated to the cow, run by an RSS member, believes its time has come.

CBFC faces heat for not inviting members at office inauguration
Wed, Apr 05, 2017

Ashoke Pandit, a member accused CBFC chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani of being vindictive and said that the courtesy of an invitation was extended only after the members spoke up.

Sexism and the Start-ups
Fri, Mar 17, 2017

The allegations against TVF founder Arunabh Kumar have opened a can of worms, and also put focus on the ‘bro code’ prevalent in start-ups.

Maharashtra: Adopted by Swedish couple in ’82, teacher back to find biological parents
Fri, Mar 03, 2017

It (the search depicted in film Lion) is all just too convenient. And the film is made to pander to the Westerners’ belief that they are ‘saving’ the poor and needy by adopting from India,” says Jessica Lindhér

The Bull is in the Pen
Sun, Feb 12, 2017

There's a ripple of rebellion against the ban on Maharashtra's bullock cart races. Can the protests overturn the ban, like it happened for the Jallikattu?

More of the Same: 2017 will be the year of sequels
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

2017 will be the year of sequels, both in Bollywood and Hollywood .

Be Someone With No Baggage
Sun, Dec 25, 2016

Why the cloakroom is the budget traveller’s best friend.

Two years after Charlie Hebdo cartoon row, former Urdu newspaper editor to launch web portal
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

The portal, Dalvi said, will focus on news and opinion pieces but will have “a more progressive outlook as opposed to other Urdu publications”.

Without organising (people), no movement will be relevant: US activist Angela Davis
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

“This organising was responsible in the election of Barack Obama as the President of the United States," said Davis.

‘Technology is erasing history. Only literature can counter that’
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

Contemporary Hindi poet Manglesh Dabral on aggressive nationalism, returning the Sahitya Akademi award last year, and his altered relationship with his hometown in Tehri Garhwal.

Notes From an Empty Theatre
Sun, Dec 04, 2016

Marathi theatre was already in the middle of a slowdown. Demonetisation has hit it further.

Tough Act
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

With plays being cancelled or postponed, demonetisation hits Marathi theatre.

The Heart is a Lonely Woman
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

Malika Amar Shaikh looks back at a life closely entwined with the Left and the Dalit movements, the souring of her marriage with Marathi poet Namdeo Dhasal and why she put the personal before the political.

Window Shopping
Sat, Nov 19, 2016

TALK visits popular flea markets and street food kiosks to see how they are faring at a time when cash is low.

In Letter and Spirit
Fri, Nov 18, 2016

A compilation of more than 100 anthologies in over 12 languages will celebrate progressive works by Indian thinkers

No donation made for Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’s smooth run: Mukesh Bhatt
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

“There was no discussion of money in that room...So why will there be any donation to any fund or a payment of any kind,” he said, adding that the Rs 5 crore figure emerged from Thackeray’s statement.

Stunt Chase
Wed, Nov 09, 2016

After two Kannada actors died while performing a stunt in Bengaluru, Bollywood’s popular action director Allan Amin talks about the risks involved

Mumbai: FIR against resto-pub chain Social, owner for ‘hurting Christian sentiments’
Thu, Nov 03, 2016

The restopub is owned by Amlani’s Impresario Hospitality, which has several popular F&B chains, such as Salt Water Cafe, apart from the various branches of Social across Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil row: Pakistan Film Exhibitors Association softens stand on Indian films
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

If PFEA decides in favour of releasing Indian films in Pakistan, ADHM and Shivaay will hit Pakistani screen this Friday, alongside India.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil row: Theatre owners’ group refuses to end boycott
Tue, Oct 25, 2016

The Cinema Owners and Exhibitors Association of India (COEAI) on Monday said they will continue their call for a boycott of the film by their members.

Ae Dil Hai Mishkil release: It’s Diwali for everyone involved, says Mukesh Bhatt
Sun, Oct 23, 2016

Mukesh Bhatt ‘happy’, Ashoke Pandit asks why give in to MNS demand for Rs 5 cr

Ae dil hai mushkil: Finding out the cost of hostility from artistes on both sides of the border
Sun, Oct 23, 2016

Traditionally, India and Pakistan have kept their cultural exchanges alive through wars and deep sulks. But now, political pressure forces Indian filmmakers to take hardened positions.

Obituary: Kersi Lord passes away at 81
Mon, Oct 17, 2016

Among Hindi film music’s finest yet unsung heroes, Kersi Lord, 81, passed away Sunday morning.

S Jaishankar: Issues with neighbours hardest to solve, dialogue crucial
Sat, Sep 03, 2016

Maintaining that cultural exchange is equally important, Jaishankar said Project Mausam is a vehicle for knowledge exchanges between the IOR nations.

A New Chapter
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

115-year-old Maharashtra Sahitya Parishad, the oldest Marathi literary body, gets its first Dalit president in noted author Raosaheb Kasbe.

Back in the Spotlight
Tue, Jun 21, 2016

As former actor Mamta Kulkarni finds herself accused in a drug racket, a look at her life and career.

Mamta Kulkarni: A life in cinema and crime
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

24 years since she made her debut in Hindi cinema with Tirangaa (1992), she remains nearly forgotten, only to be remembered through a news report alleging her involvement in a drug cartel.

Pahlaj Nihalani uncut: Long journey of the scissor-happy CBFC chief
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

From the scion of a rich Sindhi family who would skip school to watch early morning film shows to the scissor-happy CBFC chief, it has been a long journey for Pahlaj Nihalani. Meet the man at the centre of the Udta Punjab row.

Udta Punjab director Abhishek Chaubey: Regimes that curb the voices of artistes fail
Sun, Jun 19, 2016

Abhishek Chaubey, director of Udta Punjab, on the long-drawn battle with the CBFC, why he made a film on drugs in Punjab and how every artiste is political.

Udta Punjab CBFC certificate says ‘passed by’ HC judges
Thu, Jun 16, 2016

However, a CBFC employee said till date a film’s certificate has never had to bear the name of judicial officers.

It’s not just Udta Punjab: Also in limbo, Mohalla Assi, a film by Censor Board member
Fri, Jun 10, 2016

The CBFC letter states that the examining committee cannot issue a certificate to Mohalla Assi because it “is full of abusive words”