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All about Eve: A History of the Hindi Film Heroine

All about Eve: A History of the Hindi Film HeroineThe more things change, the more they remain the same when it comes to the portrayal of women...

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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

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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 ...

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Game Changer, Marketer, Entertainer, Interpreter: The Film Critic

Monojit Lahiri investigates through the incisive commentary of critics as well as filmmakers, what film reviews and film criti...

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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...

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The Three Khans and the emergence of new India

Kaveree Bamzai’s book with fascinating long shots and close-ups is unique for several reasons, writes Monojit Lahiri. Fo...

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Mein hoon PIO!

Farrukh Dhondy observes Indian media in foreign countries and the hype it creates over events there, however, concluding that ...

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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 ch...

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Love me if you can: Khwaja Ahmad Abbas

“Love me if you can”, says the last will and testament of Khwaja Ahmad Abbas, writes Read More

The Mystery of the Missing Earri

Juhi Saklani looks back at Hindi films to trace the role of the jhumka, gale ka haar and paayals in storytelling, which convey...

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