Dipti Nagpaul D’souza


Marathi play, highlighting how Shivaji’s image is ‘exploited for political gains’, completes 700 shows
Wed, May 23, 2018

While part of the attraction for the audience is the presence of acclaimed Marathi filmmaker Nagraj Manjule, who is attending the celebratory show, the play itself is the main draw.

Deb Medhekar on Bioscopewala: ‘The film has to do with a regime that crushes creativity, freedom of expression’
Tue, May 22, 2018

In this interview, Medhekar talks about why he chose to make his protagonist a bioscopewala and what made him choose Danny Denzongpa for the role.

Madhuri Dixit: Women lose themselves somewhere when they get married
Fri, May 18, 2018

Back on the big screen after four years in Bucket List, which marks her Marathi film debut, Madhuri Dixit looks back on her journey.

Not in My Name
Sat, Apr 21, 2018

A people’s collective, Morche Par Kavi, which meets every month at Carter Road is a platform for dissent through poetry and music.

Tea, Time and Kashi: Hindi writer Kashinath Singh on a walk through Assi Ghat
Sun, Apr 15, 2018

On a walk through Assi Ghat, veteran Hindi writer Kashinath Singh shows us the city that Varanasi once was — and hopes that it might be found again.

From the Express Archives | Farooque Shaikh and I were similar in many ways: Deepti Naval
Sun, Mar 25, 2018

Deepti Naval says the reason why her friendship with Farooque Shaikh stood the test of time is because they were similar in many ways. They both wanted to be part of commercial cinema but of the sensible kind.

Surpanakha still cackles
Sun, Mar 25, 2018

The search for the demon princess takes us to fading memories, obscure YouTube clips, feminist reimaginings and the television actors who played the powerful woman with all the sass they could muster.

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.