S Hareesh on his new novel, its central character and why he wants it to have a different kind of life.
The Dhananjayans on dancing together for 65 years, guru Rukmini Devi Arundale, casting dancer Akram Khan as Mowgli, and experimenting with mediums.
A hundred-year-old bakery and restaurant lives up to its legacy in Mumbai.
The poaching of small animals, especially pangolins, isn’t talked about as much as they should be.
Table for All: Legend has it that the story of the Udupis began in the 1920s when a young boy migrated to Mumbai from his coastal village in Karnataka. Rama Nayak was 11 at the time.
Gifting books offers an intimacy that is beyond the immediacy of the words within its pages.
This week, on lesser-known books on adventure.
WhatsApp Uncle asks, why a big fuss over a Leetul matter? Isn’t an army officer human? Doesn’t he need company?
Unlike other toy trains, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway is on a slow but sure track.
Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar on his first children’s book and why the withdrawal of his suspension brings relief, not vindication. His book is titled Jwala Kumar and the Gift of Fire: Adventures in Champakbagh (Talking Cub).
Perhaps, popular fiction and sci-fi films should show how political systems and not the many cameras that surveil society is the enemy.
Shahid Kapoor talks about his upcoming film, Batti Gul Meter Chalu, the need to constantly adapt and how these are trying times for an actor.
In contemporary India, exclusion is hot, inclusion is not. But this land belongs as much to the Improper Indian as to the Proper Indian. The Indian identity is a constricting straitjacket rather than a comforting blanket.
Malayalam author S Hareesh’s debut novel Meesha, that evoked calls for a ban, is a multilayered work that weaves in the many histories — social, ecological, economic and political — of Kuttanad in Kerala.
One of VS Naipaul’s enduring legacies will be for us to push back against his assumptions and make space for new forms and new voices in our literary discourse.
Google’s home assistant can make you feel deceptively God-like as it listens to every command of yours. It is a device that never sleeps, and always listens, waiting for a voice to utter “Ok Google” to jump into life.
Manoj Bajpayee on his forthcoming film, Gali Guleiyan, and how Satya shaped the course of Hindi cinema. "This is a movie which matters a lot to me, and I have worked on it knowing well that it’s going to take a lot out of me as an actor and an individual," said Bajpayee.
From playing an Indian on some of UK’s popular TV dramas to portraying unusual characters in the Indian indie circuit, actor Tanmay Dhanania charts an atypical career path in the industry.
Thinking of urban nature excursions? Shore walks in Mumbai can also be a good way to see gems the retreating tides leave behind.
A Mumbai exhibition hopes to start a much-needed reassessment of MV Dhurandhar’s artistic legacy.
Alia, Anushka, Kareena: Fashion hits and misses of the week (Sept 16 – Sept 22)