Thought Box

‘Having a blast’ is a very ordinary thing to do!

How often have we all said, “Hey, let’s have a blast”, or, “What a blast we had last night”, writes Vinta Nanda. When a friend, sibling, or an a...

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The sky is not the limit: Syed Asad Abbas

Langston Hughes said, “Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly” and MC Abbas lives by these words, writes Vinta Nanda I...

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Celebrating Bachchan!

It’s his 79th birthday on the 11th October, and S M M Ausaja writes that It’s not easy to chronicle India’s most famous and popular celebrity on whom reams a...

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Signs of the time: The truth is still ALIVE!

Humra  Quraishi looks at the way in which Indian society decays under merciless authoritarian governance Let us stop focusing on the horrific happenings taking place in ...

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The art of Gaganendranath Tagore

At the height of darkness comes the first stirrings of dawn - a renaissance in the arts, literature and social life. It is against this backdrop that we need to evaluate the w...

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Taboo Love and the Sensibility of Agnès Varda

Her cinema played with subversive and controversial subjects even as she kept up her engagement with the political environment of her times intact, writes Vandana Kumar My fi...

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My first trip on Air-India

With Air-India in the news, Farrukh Dhondy reminisces upon his first trip on the Maharajah’s airline.  I left India for the first time when I was twenty years old,...

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Love me if you can: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas

“Love me if you can”, says the last will and testament of Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, writes Juhi Saklani  The desire is couched as a friendly suggestion and is not ...

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Signs of the time: What Gandhi didn’t want

Humra Quraishi looks at the indiscriminate violence taking place around the country ironically on Gandhi Jayanti, the birth anniversary of the Mahatma whose belief in seculari...

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Signs of the time: The trauma generation

Humra Quraishi looks into reports, that are available, to find out about the fears and anxieties of the present youth and children in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.  I&...

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The magical language of Gulzar

Juhi Saklani looks at the way filmmaker, poet, lyricist and writer Gulzar creates langua...

October 17 2021

‘Having a blast’ is a very ordinary thing to do!

How often have we all said, “Hey, let’s have a blast”, or, “What...

October 16 2021

Disillusionment to anger: A tale of two Vijays

It’s the week of two ‘Vijays’, Guru Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan - the fo...

October 14 2021