Powerful People

POWERFUL PEOPLE: A FEW MILES ON THE BHARAT JODO YATRA

Mumbai-based writer and journalist Dilip D'Souza, celebrated for his incisive commentary on social and political issues, engages in a dialogue with Vinta Nanda regarding his p...

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POWERFUL PEOPLE: THE FAALTUGIRI TOUR

Janhavi Samant, a force to be reckoned with, hails from the vibrant streets of Dadar, also known as the cradle of India’s cinematic heritage. Vinta Nanda introduces us t...

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POWERFUL PEOPLE: OF SERVICE TO WOODINVILLE

It is with great pride that I present to you Preeti Shridhar, who recently took charge as the elected representative in Woodinville, Washington, as a commissioner, writes Vint...

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POWERFUL PEOPLE: INFINITE GENIUS, BOUNDLESS THEATRE

Nadira Zaheer Babbar inhabits the same universe where I met her in 1984. Today, she is as intense and powerful as a thousand times more, and it’s magical to watch her at...

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POWERFUL PEOPLE: THE POET IMPRESSIONIST

On the occasion of the 58th Jnanpith Award for Gulzar saab, Humra Quraishi revisits her friendship with him and recalls his works of poetry and writings dear to her. ...

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POWERFUL PEOPLE: AN EXCLUSIVE CONVERSATION ABOUT HARMONISING CREATIVITY

Working with Dhruv Ghanekar on the background score for my film White Noise (2005), produced by Mozez Singh and Sevy Ali, was a powerful experience. That was 20 years ago, and...

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POWERFUL PEOPLE: H-POP & AUTHOR KUNAL PUROHIT

I’m introducing the brilliant mind behind the thought-provoking book "H-Pop," Kunal Purohit, a young explorer of alternative perspectives, writes Vinta Nanda. Photograp...

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THE COURAGE AND CONVICTION OF SAIF HYDER HASAN

After seeing the film YES PAPA, story of a victim of child sexual abuse at the hands of her father, Vinta Nanda has a conversation with producer, writer and director Saif Hyde...

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MY LIST OF THE MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE OF 2023: VINTA NANDA

In a world dominated by mainstream narratives and established structures, the celebration of independent art, business, social work, and literary endeavours is a necessary ack...

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DILIP KUMAR AT 101

Physically Dilip Kumar lived for 99 years (11th December 1922 to 7th July 2021). But like a loved and revered ancestor he is now part of India’s DNA, writes Aparajita Kr...

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FESTIVALS: THE LOKHANDWALA STREET-CORNER START-UPS

Today, Siddharth Kak explores the by lanes of his neighbourhood to discover a variety of...

April 14 2024

POLITICS: INJUSTICES AND MISINFORMATION

Humra Quraishi comments on the troubling times lying ahead because accountability and tr...

April 13 2024

BOLLYWOOD: ALL ABOUT REMAKES AND SEQUELS

As Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan and Love Sex Aur Dhokha 2 are set to release, with both films...

April 12 2024