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Anushree Majumdar


Winter is gone: What we learnt from Game of Thrones
Sun, May 26, 2019

The lessons we have learned after eight seasons of Game of Thrones.

The American Dream
Sat, May 18, 2019

While Good Talk succeeds in mapping out the cycle of belonging and unbelonging that is constantly explored in immigrant and diasporic narratives, often it feels too self-reflexive and submerged in its inner conflicts to offer a glimpse at a larger picture.

Party like it’s 1999
Fri, May 10, 2019

Mumbai’s first underground electronic music collective, Bhavishyavani Future Soundz, celebrates 20 years this weekend

Written on the body
Thu, May 09, 2019

In her debut film, Sapna Moti Bhavnani traces one of the largest migration of people in the history of the world, through her family, and on her skin.

In Son Rise, award-winning filmmaker Vibha Bakshi captures the horrors of female foeticide in Haryana
Thu, May 02, 2019

Son Rise examines the cause and effect of Haryana’s skewed gender ratio; it traces the consequences of hushed up abortions, the nearly complete absence of women in the state’s villages, the bride buying/bride kidnapping traffic that follows, and the numerous crimes against women.

Mumbai’s finest musicians come together to play Broadway’s biggest hits, with a slight twist
Wed, May 01, 2019

The idea is to take popular tunes known to most western music lovers and give them a jazz twist.

In her collection of essays, Besharam, author Priya-Alika Elias discusses the perplexities of young brown women
Mon, Apr 22, 2019

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
Sat, Apr 13, 2019

A wildly enjoyable gateway to wuxia fiction

Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota director Vasan Bala: I wanted to make an authentic action film
Tue, Mar 26, 2019

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
Sun, Mar 24, 2019

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
Mon, Mar 18, 2019

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
Sat, Mar 16, 2019

"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
Wed, Mar 13, 2019

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
Sun, Mar 10, 2019

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
Mon, Mar 04, 2019

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
Sun, Feb 24, 2019

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
Fri, Feb 22, 2019

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
Sat, Feb 16, 2019

"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
Sat, Feb 16, 2019

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
Sun, Feb 10, 2019

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".