Thought Factory

‘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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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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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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Widening the Definition of Literature with Bob Dylan

The word ‘literature’ in a dictionary covers many genres of achievement and is the generic name for many sins, writes Farrukh Dhondy. Nevertheless it evokes the co...

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The Art of Ramkinkar Baij

Modern Indian sculpture as we know it began with Ramkinkar Baij. Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri looks at the works and legacy of a pioneer. ‘He reflected the vibrancy of local ...

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A Fragmented Sky

Through her memories, Farah Diba Israfil encapsulates the pre-and-post-COVID eras, the recent and the deep past of Indian culture and its present. My nanna carried her paanda...

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Hamari Amita: Critic who called the shots

Khalid Mohamed remembers the super-feisty Amita Malik who was described by Time magazine as “the most prominent film and television critic”. She’s one write...

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Posters Forever!

Khalid Mohamed, tracks the spiralling demand for nostalgia-exuding vintage Bollywood posters and memorabilia, many of which are sheer artworks.  Posters of the rarest ...

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Literary landmark in world fiction: Kabuliwala

Rinki Roy Bhattacharya spells out the significance of Rabindranath Tagore’s Kabuliwala today, in building compassion, towards each other, among people from diverse origi...

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DILIP KUMAR: THE BIG BURGLAR

Dilip Kumar burgles his way into the performance of every Indian actor of substance whether the actor likes it or not, writes Kamlesh Pandey What makes Dilip Kumar so ines...

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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