Thought Box

Born to act: Ahlam Khan Karachiwala

Aparajita Krishna takes a walk through the life of actor Ahlam Khan Karachiwala, born to Indian cinema’s most loved Amjad Khan and his stunningly beautiful wife Shehla K...

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Failed promises of the right wing: Andrzej Wajda

Sharad Raj transports you back to the film Ashes and Diamonds - an all-time masterpiece of Polish cinema, directed by one of the most important filmmakers, Andrzej Wajda. C...

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Signs of the times: Death and Destruction

Humra Quraishi recalls Saadat Hasan Manto in the month of his birth, and imagines what he would have said and written in these tragic times. May stands for Manto - after al...

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Catching the moment

Khalid Mohamed discusses the fast-changing dynamics of image-making today with the eminent New Delhi-based still photographer, Prerna Jain Her images, catching life on the ...

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When men change and repent: Cinema of Kenji Mizoguchi

Men are at loose ends without women to enslave, to desire, to abandon. Sharad Raj explores why the director is forgiving of them. “The fruit of experience is beauty,&...

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Decoding Shakespeare drama through fate

Neil Banerjee retrospects on the literature of Shakespeare on his 405th Death Anniversary and explores the relevance of the Bards characters and situations to the times today....

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Living life Queen-size

Music buff Niraj Jani, rhapsodizes about the emotional wallop of  the Queen, the 1970s British band which still rocks the playlists of the millennials.  Although ...

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Satyajit Ray: 10 Great Sequences

The films of Satyajit Ray have provided us with iconic moments that celebrate the many hues of life, all shot with the barest of resources. Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at a s...

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Signs of the times: Not afraid of the dark

Humra Quraishi describes one part of the apocalypse we are experiencing in India right now – only one part. What’s happening to the jailed population during the...

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As a year goes by

Khalid Mohamed remembers the super actor and always-supportive friend, Rishi Kapoor, on the event of his first death anniversary. Over a year of the pandemic has flown by t...

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After a Pause

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on Bollywood’s comeback syndrome, or why top s...

May 16 2021

Signs of the times: Time to talk truth to power

Humra Quraishi’s commentary demands answers and accountability for the sufferings ...

May 15 2021

Rogue Thinker

Khalid Mohamed’s never-before published interview with the dogged rule-breaker, Ra...

May 14 2021