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They go to die there, where there is life

Humra Quraishi veers to the bard, Gulzar’s verse written by him in the times of the pandemic. Come August and it’s Gulzar saab’s birthday. Born on 18 Augu...

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Flowers for Fr. Stan Swamy sj

These wonderful tributes from citizens of different communities, collected by Monarose Sheila Pereira, pay respect to the great work that Fr. Stan was engrossed in and to the ...

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Signs of the times: Breaking the silence

Humra Quraishi explores why even the brave and honest in positions of authority choose to remain silent when they are witness to what is morally wrong. In this battle betwe...

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Signs of the times: Time to talk truth to power

Humra Quraishi’s commentary demands answers and accountability for the sufferings of innocent people and she insists that talking truth to power is the only way out. ...

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Not time-pass. Lockdown is time well spent

Senior professionals from various fields talk to Monarose Sheila Pereira about how they have honed various skills during the pandemic. Let's hear it from them. Ranjit Barot...

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A genius having mastered many arts: Satyajit Ray

Humra Quraishi revisits the auteur Satyajit Ray’s life on the eve of his hundredth birth anniversary Satyajit Ray’s hundredth birth anniversary comes close; wha...

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So why don’t people wear masks?

The second wave of COVID-19 is affecting the entire country due to which people are requested to stay indoors, writes Jack Dinis. The Coronavirus has spread in the whole wo...

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Signs of the times: Imagine all the people…

Humra Quraishi wonders if it is the need of this time to revive the Progressive Writers Movement in India. Come April, things will be getting tougher… tougher to survi...

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Sign of the times: The sun shines on everybody

“Why don’t the people of today take lessons from our history, literature and poetry”, asks Humra Quraishi The painful and disturbing images of Rohingya refu...

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She left when she was too young: Meena Kumari

Humra Quraishi recalls her meeting with Rukhsar-e-Zehra, stepdaughter of the  legendary actor Meena Kumari. Sadness becomes a companion when my thoughts meander to Meena...

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Legal Eagle: Jamshed Mistry

Vinta Nanda reproduces a conversation she had with the multi-faceted lawyer Jamshed Mist...

August 5 2021

KASHISH 2021 Jury: Ritesh Batra and Gauri Shinde

A 12 member jury comprising of National Award winning filmmakers, curators & cinemat...

August 5 2021

CLASSIC HEIST: Six Films That Define the Genre

For a generation weaned on the high-tech-and-gizmo-aided heist of Steven Soderbergh&rsqu...

August 4 2021