Thought Box

ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: SHYAM BENEGAL’S MANTHAN

Thanks to the efforts of the Film Heritage Foundation, Shyam Benegal’s masterpiece has reached a new generation, proving cinema’s power to educate and inspire soci...

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THOUGHT FACTORY: SILENCE IN THE FACE OF OPPRESSION

In an era of unprecedented division, the gap between mainstream and alternative opinions widens as economic disparities silence marginalized voices, writes Vinta Nanda. Privi...

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KALEIDOSCOPE: CINE-INTERIORS BY DEVDUTT TRIVEDI

Devdutt Trivedi, a film scholar, reassesses Mani Kaul's cinema in his book "Cine-Interiors: The Films Of Mani Kaul," which is reviewed by Svanik Surve. Devdutt Trivedi’...

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POLITICS: THE BJP’S NEW REALITY

In democracies with rich histories of coexisting diversities, the arrogance of leaders who perpetuate religious dominance and majoritarianism is unsustainable, writes Vinta Na...

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POWERFUL PEOPLE: LOVE (FOR THE CRAFT) CONQUERS ALL

‘I went through so many rejections that I can't remember,’ says Tanha Farmin Rezi, a cinematographer from Assam, in Bollywood. Utpal Datta talks to her. Mumbai, k...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: PHAS GAYA SYSYPHUS IS TRUE INDEPENDENT EXPRESSION

Saumesh Bangera’s cinema is a perfect manifestation of the phenomenon of democratisation of filmmaking since it got morphed into the digital format, writes Ramchandra PN...

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THOUGHT FACTORY: DISSENT IS A DIFFICULT PATH

All about the FTII protest against Gajendra Chauhan's appointment led by the students, including Payal Kapadia who has brought pride to the country by winning big at Cannes, r...

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TRENDING: PATRIOTISM FOR PROFIT & ELECTION ADS

Is nothing sacred in today's media landscape, dominated by relentless election advertising, wonders Monojit Lahiri. He explores how corporate-driven patriotic election ads man...

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POLITICS: WHY INDIA MUST QUESTION A DECADE OF FAILED LEADERSHIP

"Why should the people of India continue to vote for a politics that, after ten years in power, has left citizens despairing for basic needs and fighting for their fundamental...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: REVERSING ROLES IN CHAALCHITRA EKHON

‘Chaalchitra Ekhon’ serves as a reflective piece on the generational shift from Western-centric aspirations to a more introspective examination of one’s cult...

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POWERFUL PEOPLE: UNTOLD STORY OF SRIDEVI

Discover the untold story of Sridevi through the lens of Amborish Roychoudhury, where pa...

June 16 2024

FESTIVALS: ARE DADS LESS IMPORTANT THAN MOMS?

To address why Mother’s Day is celebrated with such grandiosity and emotion compar...

June 15 2024

HOLLYWOOD: BEING FAYE DUNAWAY

From the enigmatic Evelyn Mulwray in "Chinatown" to the ambitious Diana Christensen in "...

June 14 2024