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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Ektaa Malik


Ektaa Malik is a special correspondent with The Indian Express. She writes on the ever-evolving digital space, cinema and fashion.

Stand-up comic Anubhav Singh Bassi is not on air
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Anubhav Singh Bassi on his preference for live shows, and where his jokes come from

Sex Education Season 2 review: Back to School
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Sex Education Season 2 review: Asa Butterfield as Otis is a treat to watch, as he oscillates between an attention-seeking selfish teenager and an understanding son in jumping to his mother’s defense before a packed hall.

One Laugh at a Time
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Stand-up comedian and writer, Rohan Joshi, on life post AIB and working around cultural restrictions

Wake N’ Bake review: Rise and Shine
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Rohan Joshi is a chip off the old block. After his bit about privilege and caste discrimination, when there is an uncomfortable silence in the auditorium, Joshi did what he does best-- call you out.

The Force is with Her
Thu, Jan 09, 2020

Deepika Padukone’s appearance in JNU gets a thumbs up from Bollywood. More support for students pours in

Shameful, horrific: After Sunday’s violence in JNU, Bollywood speaks up in support of students
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

Post the horrific violence that was unleashed in JNU on Sunday, Twitter saw posts by actors such as Kriti Sanon, Sonam Kapoor and Taapsee Pannu, who condemned the attacks and tweeted their support for students.

‘If I am not adding to a debate, why make a film?’
Fri, Jan 03, 2020

Director Kanu Behl on his second film, Binnu Ka Sapna, and why story is still not the king in Hindi films

2020 Looking ahead: Blue is the Warmest Colour
Tue, Dec 24, 2019

Classic blue is the Pantone colour of the year 2020. Designers recommend how you could make the colour your own.

Oscar-winning Eva Orner on directing a documentary on the founder of Bikram Yoga in a pre MeToo world
Wed, Jan 08, 2020

Inhale, Exhale: Orner’s documentary Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator, currently streaming on Netflix, made over a period of three years, combines archival footage, interviews of Choudhury’s students and practitioners of the form.

The Witcher series review: Under a spell
Sat, Dec 21, 2019

The Witcher series review: The Witcher, which is based on Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski’s books and short stories, is no Game of Thrones, but is a riveting fantasy show in its own right.

William Dalrymple: Pollution, politics… imagining a future where I might not die here
Thu, Dec 19, 2019

Dalrymple’s latest book Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company, was published in September.

Word and Spirit
Tue, Dec 17, 2019

Actor Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub and others from the film industry on supporting the Jamia students

6 Underground review: Cut to the chase
Sat, Dec 14, 2019

6 Underground movie review: The problem with 6 Underground is not the story, but the repetition in the narrative. The over two-hour film would have worked better had it been shortened at least by half an hour.

Ritu Kumar on her exhibition ‘Kanaat’ and why recycling is the way forward for sustainable fashion
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Now, textile revivalist Ritu Kumar is turning our attention to India and its rich heritage, through “Kanaat”, a two-day exhibition that is being showcased at her store.

I was hell-bent on being taken seriously: Sobhita Dhulipala
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

Bollywood actor Sobhita Dhulipala on her next release, The Body, and being a late bloomer.

Tigmanshu Dhulia on directing web series Out of Love, the problem with student politics
Sun, Dec 08, 2019

The director talks about the transformation in student politics, his latest web series Out of Love and how digital platforms enable immersive storytelling.

When the Seams Show
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Mumbai-based Rajbhar, 33, was in the news two years ago, when he launched a line of bags and other accessories made not from leather, but with rubber.

‘I have always believed in playing my age’: Purab Kohli
Sun, Dec 01, 2019

Actor Purab Kohli on his new webseries Out of Love, the Channel V days and riding the digital wave

JNU is anything but an elite campus — its students are fighting to preserve its ethos
Mon, Nov 25, 2019

Contrary to the perception that some have consistently sought to popularise, teachers and professors at JNU do not indoctrinate students with a Marxist ideology and Left philosophy. They do their job, and uphold the high standards of academic excellence that the university is known for.

House Arrest movie review: Home Alone
Fri, Nov 15, 2019

House Arrest movie review: Ali Fazal passes off as an urban, suave former banker, but there are times when we see him slip into a Mirzapur twang.