Thought Factory

Hey Guys, give brand LOVE a chance!

Catalyst, hidden persuader or gentle, deceptive brand statement, LOVE, Monojit Lahiri insists, is much more than a 4-letter word in today’s fiercely competitive market-s...

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Soumitra Chatterjee: A Filmmaker Remembers

In a freewheeling conversation with Anuradha Warrier, critically-acclaimed director Suman Ghosh talks about his forthcoming book, Soumitra Chatterjee: A Film-maker Remembers, ...

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“Who says only Bollywood songs are gold?!” – Gulzar

As Bollywood’s undisputed Poet Laureate moves from strength to strength, Monojit Lahiri recalls some amazing conversations with a dear, cherished and hugely respected fr...

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Jhappi-pappi and all

Farrukh Dhondy recalls the Bhartiya Janta Party’s election victory of 2014, which he watched unfold on television when he was in Dhaka.   I remember I was in Dhaka...

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Dark Humour Now

“What did we do without mobile phones?” is the buzz question of the chatterati of the West and of the chapaterrati of India, writes Farrukh Dhondy The question al...

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More Sinned Against Than Sinning!

Monojit Lahiri attempts a non-judgmental take on ‘Brand Bollywood’. Art. Realism. Truth. Vision. Commitment. Belief. For years, a section of a “niche”...

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All about Eve: A History of the Hindi Film Heroine

All about Eve: A History of the Hindi Film HeroineThe more things change, the more they remain the same when it comes to the portrayal of women in Hindi cinema. Shantanu Ray C...

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A mutiny or a plea for independence

As discussions continue, Farrukh Dhondy remembers writing a script for Ketan Mehta - Rani of Jhansi, which was hijacked of course by those re-writing History. It was probably...

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Game Changer, Marketer, Entertainer, Interpreter: The Film Critic

Monojit Lahiri investigates through the incisive commentary of critics as well as filmmakers, what film reviews and film criticism is all about. Let’s face it. India is...

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A letter to my younger self

Farrukh Dhondy writes to himself in this hilarious yet very poignant piece. You ‘must’ read it! Dear Farrukh, Being born three years before India gained its Inde...

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Hey Guys, give brand LOVE a chance!

Catalyst, hidden persuader or gentle, deceptive brand statement, LOVE, Monojit Lahiri in...

January 20 2022

Soumitra Chatterjee: A Filmmaker Remembers

In a freewheeling conversation with Anuradha Warrier, critically-acclaimed director Suma...

January 19 2022

Photo Feature: The gifted Vickky Idnaani

Vinta Nanda collided with photographer Vickky Idnaani at a dinner party the other day an...

January 18 2022