Ektaa Malik

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

Articles By Ektaa Malik

Himanshu Bajpai on his cameo in Sacred Games 2 and his book Qissa Qissa Lucknowaa

The artiste is excited about the third reprint of Qissa Qissa Lucknowaa, which is a compilation of famous anecdotes, stories and fables that pertain to his native Lucknow.

Despite Badhaai Ho’s success, veteran actor Surekha Sikri is taking things one day at a time

Actor Surekha Sikri on life after suffering a stroke, how theatre opened up her world and why older women are yet to get their dues in Hindi films.

Tall Girl movie review: Big on Promise

Tall Girl movie review: The story about an otherwise, beautiful unassuming girl, Jodi, who yes, is six-ft-one-and-a-half — who wears a Nike men's 13 — and has been bullied through high school, could have been engaging, if only it didn’t have a paper-thin plot.

Making a Mark

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A man’s heartbreak is celebrated on celluloid, a woman’s loss is hardly depicted

We never hear the gut-wrenching sobs that are a definitive byproduct of heartbreak for women, as much as they are for men. So I wonder why we haven’t had a female version of Devdas? Because crying women look “unattractive” on screen?

I am all for the sheen, not shine: Designer Kunal Rawal

Designer Kunal Rawal on his menswear collection, staying inspired by Mumbai’s streets and playing guessing games with fabric.

Carnival Row review: Fae, Foe and Witches of Yore

Taking the politics of today and blending it with fantasy of yore, if done well, could have filled the Game of Thrones size hole in the life of the fans of the genre. It doesn’t. You are better off watching reruns of the George Martin creation.

We were the first unapologetic, loud liberals: Raghu, Rajiv

The original bad boys of the small screen, Raghu Ram and Rajiv Lakshman, return to what they do best, this time in a new format

Ladakh on the ramp

A young Ladakhi designer is bringing designs from the newest Union Territory to mainstream Indian fashion

Drama and drapes

The 20th edition of the Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2019 came to a close with a few interesting themes, big Bollywood names, and a bigger finale

Lakme Fashion Week: Men, morality and mores

The Lakme Fashion Week stitched together sustainable fashion and modish menswear

Elementary Season 7 review: Bidding adieu to Sherlock and Watson

While the acerbic, dry wit, and caustic one liners kept things from getting boring, the character development in Elementary of the two protagonists made one root for them.

Day One of the Lakme Fashion Week winter/festive 2019 was all about constant reinvention

Bold colours and prints dominated the free-flowing collection that featured dresses, separates, cord sets, concept saris for the women, and kurtas and pants for the men.

Bling and Bollywood

The 20th edition of the Lakme Fashion Week began with a dash of drama and design

Rohit Gandhi-Rahul Khanna and Gauri-Nainika on invoking the Hollywood of yore at the Lakme Fashion Week

Rohit Gandhi-Rahul Khanna and Gauri-Nainika on staying relevant with the times.

Sacred Games 2 review: Paying for the sins of the Father

Sacred Games 2 review: The eight 50-minute episodes are intense, layered and keep you on edge. Part one was the beginning of the slow burn. By part two, it has simmered to near perfection.

Designer-duo Lecoanet Hemant on their latest that invoked vintage Hollywood glamour and why there’s no scope for couture in India

When Lecoanet Hemant started out, they were a haute-couture label. But in India, they adapted to a pret, ready-to-wear avatar with the label GENES Lecoanet Hemant.

Telugu filmmaker Prakash Kovelamudi on his Hindi debut — a black comedy on violence against women

Through a glass, darkly: Kovelamudi’s other works include Daanav Hunters (2014), a fantasy show for Epic Channel that blended mythology and folklore to depict the fight between good and evil.

Costume designer Sheetal Sharma on creating quirky looks for Judgementall Hai Kya

Costume designer Sheetal Sharma on styling characters and why detailing is the key in costume designing.

Designer duo Pankaj and Nidhi on making their debut at the India Couture Week

Designer duo Pankaj and Nidhi also spoke about bringing together Western silhouettes and Indian craft