Dipti Nagpaul D’souza

Articles By Dipti Nagpaul D’souza

The Big Scoop

Popcorn, besan laddoo and chai-biskoot are only a handful among the vast range of exotic ice cream flavours created by a Mumbai-based trio.

Susmita Mukherjee turns author with Mee and Juhibaby

Fondly remembered as Kitty, actor Susmita Mukherjee makes her debut as a novelist with Mee and Juhibaby.

Parvathy: Women like me get singled out as being difficult or too demanding

Parvathy on Women in Cinema Collective, and how it differs from Bollywood’s handling of #MeToo cases.

Writing a New Script

The Screenwriters Association empowers its members to deal with sexual harassment.

Love song for the Valley

Hegdekar, who works as a music teacher with Shankar Mahadevan Academy, became a viral sensation among Kashmiri locals after her first song in Koshur garnered over three lakh views.

If more people speak out…each survivor will have to endure less: Tanushree Dutta

Actor Tanushree Dutta on why she started the #MeToo fire in Bollywood.

A silence shattered

With Tanushree Dutta’s allegations against Nana Patekar setting off a wave of accusations of sexual harassment, The Indian Express on Bollywood’s #MeToo moment and whether the industry is ready to re-examine its deeply unequal power structure

#MeToo: Film industry outfits to form panels, address harassment

CINTAA has also decided to form a “high-powered” committee based on Vishaka guidelines to address cases of sexual harassment in future.

I’ll be honest, we don’t receive any complaints against powerful names: Sushant Singh

CINTAA general secretary Sushant Singh talks about the decision to apologise to Tanushree Dutta, the association's grievance redressal system and why such few cases of sexual harassment come to light.

Tanushree Dutta sexual harassment: Artistes’ body says sorry; ‘her grievance was not addressed’

As part of the statement, Singh explained that CINTAA’s guidelines and constitution do not allow the current committee to take cases that date back more than three years, therefore barring them from addressing Tanushree Dutta’s grievance in the present.

Hope girls will see me doing well and find the courage to speak up: Tanushree Dutta

Tanushree Dutta says, "I wasn’t thinking much then. Following the incident, all kinds of rumours were being spread about me. I was being termed ‘unprofessional’, among other things. I spoke up out of desperation, in an attempt to defend myself."

Voices from Bollywood back Tanushree Dutta: ‘World needs to believe survivors’

Nana Patekar, choreographer Ganesh Acharya, producer Samee Siddiqui and director Rakesh Sarang, have denied Tanushree Dutta’s allegations.

Hollywood doesn’t shoot in slums anymore: Tabrez Noorani

Tabrez Noorani on his directorial debut and working on international projects. Noorani talks about why he chose to make a film (Love Sonia) on sex trafficking and his views on the phrase “poverty porn”.

No One Lives in the House of Films

The last studios in Mumbai face the inevitability of irrelevance. A look back at their glorious past.

The reality can be stark: Stree writer-producer Raj Nidimoru

One half of Stree’s writing team, Raj Nidimoru talks about why they chose to subvert patriarchy through a horror comedy.

Healing within gay community can begin now: Apurva Asrani

Film writer and editor Apurva Asrani, known for films like Satya and Aligarh, on the Section 377 verdict and the way forward

Diversity and Identity

Organised by Gaysi Family, the Zine Bazaar aims to bring together diverse communities. The subjects discussions and workshops will range from politics of aesthetics to the future of zines as well as erotica, mythology and popular culture.

New Circus in Town

The Cirque du Soleil team on entering the Indian market with 64 shows this year, their only Indian performer, and how circus is about human excellence.

The Journey Within

Garnering rave reviews ever since its release last week, Marathi film Chumbak explores a boy’s struggle to choose between his dream and his honesty

Such a Long Journey

Actor and producer Sohum Shah on the making of Tumbbad, which will open the Critics’ Week at Venice International Film Festival next month.