Bollywood

From refugee camps to stardom

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with the feisty actor, Shaylee Krishnen, who spent her childhood in camps of Jammu and Kashmir, and has featured in projects of Santosh Sivan an...

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Vikrant Massey: Stardom Wishes this Actor

Aparajita Krishna has a nice long conversation with actor Vikrant Massey – about his growing up years and his evolution as an actor. His clean, amiable, quintessential ...

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Starring Leela Mishra & Kanhaiyalal

Aparajita Krishna talks to eminent members of the film industry and Indian theater to explore how Leela Mishra and Kanhaiyalal figure in India’s cine-memory 2022. Film ...

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The curious case of Sushmita Sen

As the web series ‘Arya’ wows the OTT space and is rated as one of the best Indian web series of 2021, Monojit Lahiri investigates the reasons why the dynamic stun...

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YRF Crashes into the OTT universe

Monojit Lahiri investigates whether the grand entry of YRF into the OTT universe is a blessing or a curse. My iconoclast buddy, also referred to as the friendly neighborhood ...

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Shakespeare in Bollywood

Shakespeare travels, writes Farrukh Dhondy, in his piece on how well and how not so well the bard’s writing has been adapted in Indian sub continent. The appeals of the...

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What Bollywood can learn from Hollywood

Monojit Lahiri does a hard close-up at the changing attitudes of Hollywood stars toward Indie films and proposes that Bollywood stars, too, should find the courage to do the s...

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A Few Bad Men (and Women): The Journey of the Villain in Hindi Cinema

National Award-winning Balaji Vittal speaks to Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri on his new book, Pure Evil: The Bad Men of Bollywood Imagine Star Wars without Darth Vader - or Harry Po...

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Star! Music Director! Singer!... Lyricist.

Why is the songwriter always last in the ‘hit parade’? Monojit Lahiri attempts to tune-in on this little-explored topic. It was while observing a Salman Khan fan ...

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The biography of Sanjeev Kumar

Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri talks to Sumant Batra, who has co-written Sanjeev Kumar’s biography, An Actor’s Actor, with Hanif Zaveri and presents an extract from the un...

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Great men leave everlasting memories

As Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary nears, Humra Quraishi recalls conversations ...

January 22 2022

From refugee camps to stardom

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with the feisty actor, Shaylee Krishnen, who spent her ch...

January 21 2022

Hey Guys, give brand LOVE a chance!

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

January 20 2022