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Saturday, April 04, 2020

Ektaa Malik


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

Panchayat review: It takes a village
Sat, Apr 04, 2020

Panchayat review: Jitendra Kumar is continuing his fine form after Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan and his ‘hairan-pareshan’ expression has only gotten better. Though we wonder how long will he keep doing this underdog-needs-to-be-rescued roles.

On a Screen Near You
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

With rising TRPs during the nationwide lockdown, channels are turning to classics

Special Ops review: Kay Kay Menon shines in Hotstar web series
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Kay Kay Menon is the saving grace of this rambling enterprise.

Rimzim Dadu on her steel and leatherite saris and opening her maiden store amid the coronavirus scare
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

It has taken Dadu 12 years to open her first ever store. In the past, she has retailed her creations online; through pop-ups, trunk shows and through multi-designer stores across the globe.

Designer Rahul Mishra on why fashion has to be “slow” if it is to be sustainable
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Mishra recently showcased at the Paris Haute Couture Week (PHCW) in January as a guest member, but his rise to fame has been well documented since his debut at the Gen Next platform at Lakme Fashion Week in 2006.

Mrunmayee Lagoo on co-writing Thappad and the female gaze
Fri, Mar 06, 2020

The daughter of Bollywood’s go-to-mother, Reema Lagoo, says domestic violence is linked to patriarchy and male entitlement.

Guilty movie review: A lost opportunity
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

With the film’s director, writers and dialogue writer all being women, Guilty could have been that film that talked to us. Instead, it is a lost opportunity. One extra star, just for the subject matter. Go watch Pink again.

Going Old School
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

Actor Deepak Dobriyal on his two new releases, investing in a character and working with Irrfan

David Abraham on Abraham and Thakore’s latest collection made of upcycled materials
Tue, Mar 03, 2020

Abraham feels that we as a society and the fashion fraternity need to go back to the old systems. Additionally, we need to be aware that several people don’t even have access to fashion.

Hitesh Kewalya: ‘There is a need to redefine masculinity’
Sun, Mar 01, 2020

The writer-director of Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan on how his exposure to a multicultural way of life has shaped his vision and finding humour in how people go to extreme lengths to avoid talking about sex.

Lightness of Being
Fri, Feb 28, 2020

Fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani speaks to Indian Express on his journey of 25 years, what he learnt from his masterjis and what he can’t watch brides do.

US First Lady Melania Trump sports a sash that could very well be Banarasi zardozi
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Paired with an all-white jumpsuit that had a vicar collar, the green sash, which was woven with metallic gold thread broke the monotony of the all-white ensemble.

US film industry is run by guys in suits: Brian Cox
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

Golden Globe winner Brian Cox on season three of his show Succession, Brexit, and why he wishes to play Andrew Carnegie.

Taapsee Pannu: ‘We are wary of upsetting the order’
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Actor Taapsee Pannu on fighting Bollywood’s gender bias and why she won’t take a sick day

Hunters review: Revenge drama
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

Often, it’s the idea that keeps us going. This holds true for Hunters. The very idea of Nazis being delivered the fate they meted out to so many Jews is seductive and fantastical to the point of being taboo. As Pacino says in the show — “Revenge is the best revenge”.

Outside the Shine and Shimmer
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

With Amit Aggarwal’s woven polymers and Rohit Bal’s embroidered denims, the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2020 came to a dramatic close.

Day two and three of the Lakme Fashion Week threw no surprises
Mon, Feb 17, 2020

Big Bollywood names being conspicuous by their absence. The day ended with Ritu Kumar making a comeback on the ramp after a decade, with a mammoth show that had Aditi Rao Hydari as the showstopper.

The Neighbors’ Window review: When we were young
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Written and directed by Marshall Curry, The Neighbors' Window is based on a true story by Diane Weipert. And while many details are missing from the film, like we don’t know what Alli does, or what her husband’s name is, it doesn’t really matter. We watch enchanted, just like Alli.

New batch of designers at the Lakme GenNext show fail to impress, even as seniors stand tall
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

The Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2020 (LFWSR20) started on Tuesday at the Jio Garden in Mumbai’s Bandra Kurla complex, with a mega show that brought together 30 of the brightest discoveries of the GenNext platform.

Wendell Rodricks: ‘I believe fashion should be democratic. It cannot be only for the rich or super slim’
Thu, Feb 13, 2020

One of India’s leading designers, Wendell Rodricks died late Wednesday evening at his home in Goa.