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BOLLYWOOD: FRANK & FEARLESS, GULZAR…UNCUT!

Monojit Lahiri recalls an amazing conversation with a dear, cherished and hugely respected friend of over 5 decades, Bollywood’s undisputed Poet Laureate, Gulzar. Gulza...

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FESTIVALS: KASHISH PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS NEW LOGO

KASHISH Pride Film Festival unveils its new logo and festival look! Mumbai based duo designed the logo, Bangalore based designer’s poster finalized. The erstwhile KASHI...

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FESTIVALS: THE LOKHANDWALA STREET-CORNER START-UPS

Today, Siddharth Kak explores the by lanes of his neighbourhood to discover a variety of Indian food and snacks on offer by a unique range of start-ups founded by some of the ...

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BOLLYWOOD: ALL ABOUT REMAKES AND SEQUELS

As Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan and Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2 are set to release, with both films evoking titles of films made earlier, Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri, in the first of a series...

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BOLLYWOOD: IN DEFENCE OF MAINSTREAM, MASALA MOVIES

Monojit Lahiri attempts a non-judgmental take on ‘Brand Bollywood’. He asks, “Professing undying allegiance to the Muse while secretly lusting for filthy luc...

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BOLLYWOOD: SUCHITRA SEN, BENGAL’S QUEEN OF HEARTS

Monojit Lahiri remembers actress Suchitra Sen, the charismatic superstar who ruled the screen for 25 years, before vanishing from the industry and public life. She would have ...

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TRENDING: A CATASTROPHIC TURNING POINT

The arrest of Delhi's Chief Minister and AAP leader, Arvind Kejriwal, represents a catastrophic turning point for the ruling Right-Wing government, writes Humra Quraishi. The...

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BOLLYWOOD: DO OUR FILM AWARDS GUARANTEE REWARDS?

Indian film awards don’t bestow any real commercial legitimacy or credentials for the recipients in terms of a brighter future? Monojit Lahiri seeks the answer. I remem...

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FESTIVALS: LIVE THE LIFE ABUNDANT “ONE GREEN PLANET”

There was a time when I would jokingly respond to the standard question by the host replying, ”No. I am a strict non-vegetarian”, writes Siddharth Kak in his ...

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TRENDING: POTENT MIX OF RELIGION, POLITICS, MEDIA

Maintaining a clear separation between religion and politics, and sustaining a media free of pressure, is essential for pluralism, democracy, and social harmony, writes Vinta ...

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POLITICS: SHADOW OF DOUBT ON ELECTION PROCESSES

Humra Quraishi, raises concerns about the candidates with criminal records and throws li...

April 20 2024

ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: MAINSTREAM VS. ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES

A comprehensive understanding of mainstream and alternative movements enrich discussions...

April 19 2024

KALEIDOSCOPE: A TALE SET IN THE TIMES OF ANARCHY

With Kahini: A Story of Our Times, Om Books International’s recently published Eng...

April 18 2024