Dipti Nagpaul D’souza

Articles By Dipti Nagpaul D’souza

Her own voice: A day in the life of Smita Malhotra, a voice artist

Judgementall Hai Kya centres around a dubbing artist who can’t separate herself from characters she voices for. Malhotra talks about the effort it takes.

Eight young theatre directors join forces to direct Girish Karnad’s acclaimed play, Hayavadana

The play has been divided into eight parts of 10 minutes each. Each director has been allotted one segment and he or she has the freedom to interpret the play in their own way.

Connecting the dots

A first-time filmmaker is seeking funds to make a documentary that connects caste with architecture

Explained: How films are certified, why it causes dispute

Certification— unrestricted public exhibition (U), parental guidance for children below age 12 (U/A), adult (A), or viewing by specialised groups (S) — is decided by the Regional Officer based on reports by Examining Committee members in unanimity or majority.

The wild vegetables of Maharashtra, grown by the tribal communities, are being showcased at a festival in Mumbai

Over the last few months, Zacharias has discovered close to 40 wild vegetables that are mostly “highly seasonal” and available in the market for not more than three weeks at a stretch.

Will Travel for Food

Chef Christiaan Stoop on understanding diversity in food and taking avid patrons on a culinary journey through five countries.

Magic in the Mundane

Pune-based storyteller Sherline Pimenta believes in educating her audience through a range of stories on myriad subjects ranging from Maharashtrian culture to honeybees

Chef Rahul Akerkar returns to Mumbai’s culinary scene, after a four-year hiatus, with Qualia

Akerkar redefined the culinary scape of the city when he opened Indigo in Colaba in 1999. It set the benchmark for stand-alone, fine-dining restaurants, a rarity at that time.

‘We are soon going to be completely isolated’

Assamese poet Shalim Hussain on migration, NRC and the fight against prejudice.

Memorial meeting for Girish Karnad: ‘His works were a challenge for directors’

At the memorial, each one of the speakers chose to highlight Karnad’s works and their relevance today.

A Home for the Lady

Chinmay Tumbe on migration trends in India and how marriage plays a role in it

Memorial for Girish Karnad: ‘Never shied away from standing up and being counted where it mattered’

At Girish Karnad's memorial meeting in Matunga’s Yashwantrao Chavan Natya Mandir this evening, it was his role as an activist that everyone chose to highlight.

Anandi’s New World

A scholar’s dying wish results in a new book on Anandibai Joshee, the first Indian woman to become a doctor. Who was she, and how was she shaped by her time?

A Konkani Muslim food pop up in Mumbai is putting a relatively unexplored cuisine under the spotlight

On the special menu are dishes such as Kelyachya Paanat (marinated bangda fish wrapped in banana leaves and cooked in an earthen pot), Akhni Gosht (sukha mutton in whole spices masala), Dum cha Mhaura (fish cooked on ‘dum’), Kombdi cha Salna (chicken gravy) and Chawrachi Roti (rice bhakris/rotis made of rice flour), among several others.

The Permanence in the Ephemeral

The Migration Museum, a day-long event in Mumbai by Godrej India Culture Lab, will explore various aspects of migration through art, performances and discussions

I want to create craveable food: Alex Sanchez

American chef Alex Sanchez, formerly with The Table, on his new restaurant Americano and why he finds Italian cuisine more soul-satisfying than fine-dining food

Q&A: ‘Government talks about development, but people’s views on caste have not changed’

Dalit human rights activist, Martin Macwan said, "Grooms from SC/ST community continue to be killed for riding on a horse (during weddings). There is no documentation providing a holistic picture regarding caste discrimination practices across the country."

A new documentary examines how ‘viral videos’ spread hate against minorities

What documentary filmmakers Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya found while making a short film on the online and offline ecosystem of lynchings.

Being Karl Marx

A documentary theatre piece, Mrs and Marx, attempts to humanise the German philosopher through the prism of his love life

WhatsApp forwards cannot change history: Deepthi Sasidharan

Ahead of her lecture this weekend at Dr Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Mumbai, Deepthi Sasidharan talks about her work, its challenges and why the ongoing exhibition of the Nizam’s jewels in Delhi is unmissable.