Radhika Singh

Articles By Radhika Singh

A Fly in the Curry: A book on the history of independent documentary films

Series of chapters in the book focuses on different aspects of documentary filmmaking in India such as its colonial and post-colonial history and the equation between documentary films and state-market forces.

‘Religion is one thing people are reluctant to talk about’

Comic Vir Das on his latest Netflix show, self-censoring and getting funnier with age.

Guilt-Free Indulgence

Candy & Green serves vegetarian fare that is light and delicious

Sign of Three: Three women address mental illness through their art

Reshma Valliappan’s paintings, for instance, are used in therapist conferences to illustrate what someone with schizophrenia goes through.

Behind the Scene

Women cinematographers talk about navigating a male-dominated industry and the impetus for forming a collective

Kishori Amonkar cremated: ‘To get another Amonkar is impossible’

Amonkar’s disciple, Pandit Raghunandan Panshikar, called her irreplaceable.

Struggles of Screenwriting

The Indian film industry may have evolved, but screenwriters still feel stifled

Laws dictating censorship need to be within constitutional limits, says filmmaker Shyam Benegal

“Most people don’t understand the importance of cultural expression. Censorship is just a by-product of that,” director Vishesh Bhatt, talking about the laws dictating censorship in India.

Women in Action

FICCI Frames Convention hosts a panel discussion on Bollywood's new found love for movies with gender-neutral scripts and misogyny media and entertainment industries.

City at Eye Level

In its third year, the FOCUS Photography Festival hits the streets of Mumbai, giving an opportunity to engage with artists

Brush with Mythology

Artist Bharat Tripathi’s paintings of scenes from the Ramayana are simple and vivid.

Troubles with Translation

A panel discussion at the Gateway LitFest takes up the issue of translations.

All films made in Mumbai not part of Bollywood: Adoor Gopalakrishnan

The two-day festival has a number of interesting panel discussions, ranging from subjects such as translations of literary works to literature in languages without a script.

Regional Narratives

The Gateway LitFest brings together authors from all over India to discuss trends in regional literature.

Up, Close and Unplugged

Sofar Sounds allows you to listen to artistes in novel and intimate settings through secret pop-up gigs.

On a Wing and a Prayer

An exhibition of Mumbai-based artist Garima Gupta’s works documents Papua New Guinea’s endangered birds of paradise

Sounds from the Desert: Asin Khan Langa brings rural Rajasthan to Mumbai with his Sindhi Sarangi

Langa's performance is the first of a series called Sounds of the Soil, a dedicated folk music series curated by the G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture.

Veenapani Chawla: Mumbai’s Adishakti lives on through its late guru

Though Chawla's death shook it, Adishakti has managed to push through its difficulties successfully.

Meditating on Music

At the Sannidhi Festival, the audience is able to experience authentic classical music and dance.

The Conducting of Carlos Rizzi

The world-renowned conductor talks about his love for classical music and conducting for the Symphony Orchestra of India in Mumbai.