Anushree Majumdar

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We have patriarchy but we also have Tinder: Kanika Dhillon
Sun, Sep 23, 2018

Screenwriter Kanika Dhillon on writing a story about modern love in Manmarziyaan. Manmarziyaan is set in Amritsar, Dhillon’s hometown, where Rumi and Vicky meet on Tinder.

‘I’m interested in writing about women who can be both frail and capable’
Thu, Sep 20, 2018

Pyjamas are Forgiving, Khanna’s debut novel, is set in an Ayurvedic spa retreat in Kerala, where patients constantly consume ghee, take laxatives and are feasted on by leeches.

Chasing the Blade Runner
Thu, Sep 13, 2018

Filmmaker Vaughan Sivell on his film Pistorius

She Walks in Beauty, Men Run in Terror
Mon, Sep 10, 2018

In his Bollywood debut, Stree, filmmaker Amar Kaushik has succeeded in tickling his audience while giving men a dose of their own medicine.

Shefali Shah: Bollywood doesn’t know what to do with a woman who has crossed 40
Wed, Sep 05, 2018

Bollywood actor Shefali Shah, whose latest project Once Again is currently streaming on Netflix, says men in this industry are afforded more choices, regardless of age.

Karma Chameleon: Actor Tanmay Dhanania charts an atypical career
Sun, Aug 26, 2018

From playing an Indian on some of UK’s popular TV dramas to portraying unusual characters in the Indian indie circuit, actor Tanmay Dhanania charts an atypical career path in the industry.

Shraddha Kapoor: Stree is a strange film
Wed, Aug 22, 2018

Does she or does she not play a witch in her first film of 2018? Shraddha Kapoor is excited about Stree, a horror comedy, but won’t give much away.

She’s Funny, Bai the Way
Sun, Aug 19, 2018

How does a former cook and domestic help become visible to her middle-class employers? By tearing into their classism the way Deepika Mhatre is doing in Mumbai through stand-up comedy.

Music This Week: Heart in his Mouth
Sat, Aug 11, 2018

Recorded in Nashville, his latest six-track EP, also titled cold/mess, boasts of artwork reminiscent of The Lovers by René Magritte, and is said to be a break-up album.

Red Letter Days
Wed, Aug 08, 2018

A renewed interest in Soviet children’s literature across generations has fuelled a must-have book, and a new documentary

‘The hero of any film is the story’
Mon, Jul 23, 2018

With four back-to-back well-received releases on the big screen and Netflix, the summer of 2018 undeniably belongs to Vicky Kaushal.

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

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