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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Anushree Majumdar


The Heart of the Matter: Sonali Dev on seducing America with a touch of Bollywood
Sun, Jul 22, 2018

Romance writer Sonali Dev on seducing America with a touch of Bollywood, and giving women sexual agency in her books.

The truth has two sides: Abir Mukherjee on ‘A Rising Man’ and ‘Smoke and Ashes’
Sun, Jul 08, 2018

Scottish-Bengali writer Abir Mukherjee, who wrote 'A Rising Man' and 'Smoke and Ashes' on setting his police procedurals in early 20th century Calcutta and why humour leaves the deepest cuts.

The Joke’s on Me: Life lessons from Hannah Gadsby
Sun, Jul 08, 2018

Life lessons from Hannah Gadsby’s searing new show, Nanette. A joke is a story you tell yourself first, before anyone else. You do it so that you may change the outcome of an event that you had no control over. It’s not that different from a lie after all.

Bappi Lahiri: The Man With the Golden Touch
Sun, Jul 01, 2018

How Bappi Lahiri came to be India’s disco king and why, nearly five decades since he burst on to the scene in Bollywood, he is still not done making music.

Sumeet Vyas: I don’t want to be the nice guy any more
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Actor Sumeet Vyas on playing the likeable guy in Veere Di Wedding, working with women and the price of fame

Death Comes as the End
Sat, Jun 16, 2018

A round-up of Indian detective fiction novels this season.

Music in the Air
Fri, Jun 15, 2018

Would you like to watch an iconic film with a score played live at the screening? If yes, then a Mumbai-based entrepreneur has a treat for you.

The Revolution Will Be Screened
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

ChalChitra Abhiyaan, documentary filmmaker Nakul Singh Sawhney’s film and media collective, hopes to give a voice to the marginalised in western UP

Playing the Part
Wed, May 30, 2018

If feminism is an F word that the leading ladies of Veere Di Wedding are shying from, it’s because they have another — fun

Bhavesh Joshi Superhero director Vikramaditya Motwane: He’s a cottage-industry superhero
Mon, May 28, 2018

Bhavesh Joshi Superhero director Vikramaditya Motwane talks about his vigilante's sense of justice, how politics shaped and reshaped his film and how with Bhavesh he gets a chance to look at justice, personal agency and the idea of being a citizen.

Divine the rapper on Ranveer Singh starrer Gully Boy, Zoya Akhtar, and music
Sun, May 27, 2018

Here's how Vivian Fernandes aka DIVINE inspired Zoya Akhtar to make a film on Mumbai’s hip-hop scene.

The Penguin Who Flew Around the World
Fri, May 25, 2018

Tony Wolf, the Italian co-creator of Pingu, the world’s most adorable and favourite penguin, has died. Thank you is not enough.

Reading literature in many tongues: An African Odyssey
Sat, May 19, 2018

Bandopadhyay is best known for Pather Panchali, but the story of Shankar Roy Chaudhury, the 20-year-old protagonist who travels to Uganda in search of the unknown has long captivated readers.

Juhi Chaturvedi: The Interpreter of Maladies
Sun, May 13, 2018

In every film, screenwriter Juhi Chaturvedi explores the Indian middle-class family, their troubles and triumphs – and offers a balm for what ails them.

Music Comes Home to Stay
Thu, Apr 12, 2018

By inviting masters of Hindustani classical music to perform at an annual baithak, a Delhi family seeks to keep a tradition alive.

CWG 2018: Six Indians, One Australian take Mallakhamb from Mumbai to Gold Coast
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, six Indians and an Australian have transported Mallakhamb, an ancient Indian sport, from the beaches of Mumbai to the coast Down Under

Language is political – it shapes us and our identities: Preti Taneja
Tue, Apr 10, 2018

Writer Preti Taneja on adapting King Lear into a contemporary Indian setting, the intertextuality of her novel and why she chose not to translate the Hindi words in it into English.

Clouds with Silver Linings
Sat, Apr 07, 2018

Ishaan Khatter on his acting debut in Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi’s first Hindi film

‘I don’t want to be easily recognised when I come on screen’
Mon, Apr 02, 2018

Could 2018 be Neeraj Kabi’s year? The 50-year-old actor is more about meta than method, with roles opposed to leads, but will somebody please give him a song to lip sync to?

The lives of others
Sun, Apr 01, 2018

If one deletes social media, what kind of interaction remains for a generation that lives so much of their lives online?