Anushree Majumdar

Articles By Anushree Majumdar

In her collection of essays, Besharam, author Priya-Alika Elias discusses the perplexities of young brown women

The 30-year-old lawyer, writer, and fierce feminist’s part-manual, part-memoir is full of pop culture references and news items from the past decade or so, that elicit a chuckle, a sigh, and lots of nodding at regular intervals.

Lightning ignites the sky

A wildly enjoyable gateway to wuxia fiction

Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota director Vasan Bala: I wanted to make an authentic action film

Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota is a time travelling machine, and so we begin the interview by going right back to when it all began.

The tour guides of Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum

In a city of a million dreams, Asia’s largest slums — Dharavi — has never shied away from new aspirations. As a recent blockbuster showcases a people who make the most of their situation, a look at Dharavi through the eyes of its tourist guides, who sell and celebrate it like no other.

I don’t represent anybody but myself: Photograph director Ritesh Batra

Filmmaker Ritesh Batra on his latest film Photograph, slowing down time, and approaching a city through its characters.

Who’s reading what: Kankana Basu, Novelist

"Every good book read changes forever your perception of your inner and outer worlds", says Kankana Basu.

Family construct is what makes us and breaks us: Reema Kagti

Filmmaker Reema Kagti on her new project Made in Heaven, tired of being called a female filmmaker and how violence is a gender-neutral concept.

The Walker’s Guide to Clues and Signs

In his first museum solo and latest book, graphic novelist Sarnath Banerjee traverses the fertile land between history and imagination

Stage and screen actor Vivaan Shah makes his literary debut with a noirish murder mystery set in Mumbai

Writing a novel might be a solitary exercise but is a whole in itself; so, Vivaan Shah, the stage and screen actor wrote Living Hell, a noirish murder mystery set in Mumbai.

After Gully Boy, Vijay Varma talks about spending a decade in the background

Ten years after he first landed in Bollywood, actor Vijay Varma is finally tasting mainstream success.

In their first-ever collaboration, electronic music composer Sandunes and British drummer Richard Spaven come together to tell a single story

Spaven and Sandunes have much more in common than one would imagine: both are gifted storytellers of sound; Spaven, especially, is a master of controlling tension and release, and Sandunes excels in weaving in little flushes of emotion in her set.

Who’s reading what: Annie Zaidi, writer and journalist

"I do not have a kindle. I only buy ebooks if the paperbook is too expensive to buy and ship, or if I need to read for research purposes. I do read articles and essays, etc on my phone," she says.

Baithak with Kavita Seth for Sufi lovers in Mumbai

A decade since she made her breakthrough in Bollywood with song ‘Iktara’ in the movie ‘Wake Up Sid’, Sufi vocalist Kavita Seth continues to bask in its success today.

Writer André Aciman describes why desire trumps love, writing a sequel to ‘Call Me By Your Name’ and what makes fiction art

Writer André Aciman says, "In Call Me By Your Name, a man with a whetstone arrives every Wednesday to sharpen the knives, and it’s a sound you can hear in your nap, and I find these moments are more real to me".

Blues legend Charlie Musselwhite to visit India for the first time

Blues legend Charlie Musselwhite, the 75-year-old Grammy-winning legend, elevates its sound and tone into something that reaches deep down inside, alternately caressing your heart, and sometimes, wringing it too.

The Pulitzer put me in a good mood for a year: Colson Whitehead

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, Colson Whitehead, on his award-winning novel, The Underground Railroad, White guilt and his new book.

Family Matters: Australian writer Markus Zusak is back with a saga about a broken home

In the past couple of months, Zusak has been contemplating a companion book to his latest offering: he’s likely to bring back Maggie, the Dunbar’s neighbour and the first narrator of their story till he handed the reins of the novel to Matthew. “

‘Rastafari is a culture, a religion’

Donisha Prendergast, on her grandfather Bob Marley, the many definitions of the Rastafari and its music that calls people to action

‘Cancer has given me a little bit courage’: Manisha Koirala on her book and the roles she is looking for

In 2012, actor Manisha Koirala was presented with a death sentence: stage three ovarian cancer. In her memoir, she traces the journey of her long battle to survive

‘It is the most difficult role of my life’: Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher plays Dr. Manmohan Singh in The Accidental Prime Minister, a cinematic adaptation of the 2014 book.