Powerful People

POWERFUL PEOPLE: INFINITE GENIUS, BOUNDLESS THEATRE

Nadira Zaheer Babbar inhabits the same universe where I met her in 1984. Today, she is as intense and powerful as a thousand times more, and it’s magical to watch her at...

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POWERFUL PEOPLE: THE POET IMPRESSIONIST

On the occasion of the 58th Jnanpith Award for Gulzar saab, Humra Quraishi revisits her friendship with him and recalls his works of poetry and writings dear to her. ...

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POWERFUL PEOPLE: AN EXCLUSIVE CONVERSATION ABOUT HARMONISING CREATIVITY

Working with Dhruv Ghanekar on the background score for my film White Noise (2005), produced by Mozez Singh and Sevy Ali, was a powerful experience. That was 20 years ago, and...

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POWERFUL PEOPLE: H-POP & AUTHOR KUNAL PUROHIT

I’m introducing the brilliant mind behind the thought-provoking book "H-Pop," Kunal Purohit, a young explorer of alternative perspectives, writes Vinta Nanda. Photograp...

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THE COURAGE AND CONVICTION OF SAIF HYDER HASAN

After seeing the film YES PAPA, story of a victim of child sexual abuse at the hands of her father, Vinta Nanda has a conversation with producer, writer and director Saif Hyde...

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MY LIST OF THE MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE OF 2023: VINTA NANDA

In a world dominated by mainstream narratives and established structures, the celebration of independent art, business, social work, and literary endeavours is a necessary ack...

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DILIP KUMAR AT 101

Physically Dilip Kumar lived for 99 years (11th December 1922 to 7th July 2021). But like a loved and revered ancestor he is now part of India’s DNA, writes Aparajita Kr...

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RAJ KAPOOR AND MY SON

Raj Kapoor’s 99th birth anniversary was on the 14th December. Kamlesh Pandey recalls the influence of the actor, producer and director’s film Awara upon his own wo...

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GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU BABY BOOMER SISTER!

The title tells you all about her. “Great to hear from you baby boomer sister!” she shouts out to me when I get in touch with actor Sunita Mukhi, writes Vinta Nand...

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THE STORYTELLERS AND MUCH MORE

“Powerful words of two stellar artists, Zen Dot and Dini Parayitam, have stitched together this fabulous interview, which clearly mirrors the future of South Asian cinem...

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MOVIES: TALE OF AN UNBELIEVABLE FILM

The film failed to receive the expected response from the audience at the time of releas...

February 28 2024

POWERFUL PEOPLE: INFINITE GENIUS, BOUNDLESS THEATRE

Nadira Zaheer Babbar inhabits the same universe where I met her in 1984. Today, she is a...

February 27 2024

MOVIES: THE ORIGINAL GLAM DIVAS OF BOLLYWOOD

Both of them made relatively quiet debuts in the early ‘70s, Zeenat in OP Ralhan&r...

February 25 2024