Amit Khanna

OPEN TO OPINION

Over 45 years.Films,TV, Music,Radio,Theatre,Print,Digital. The art & science of Media & Entertainment

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

How films and TV serials became our guide to Indian culture

The way we dress, eat, pray, live and die are so reflective of popular movies.

Amit Khanna
@amitkhanna

VOICES

 |   4-minute read

Even by enforcing a regressive Hinduism, RSS can't change India

Our diversity has not altered for centuries and no government can alter it.

Amit Khanna
@amitkhanna

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

What happens to famous Bollywood stars who fall on bad times?

In the last five decades, I have seen the marquee drop names with an alacrity that is ruthless.

Amit Khanna
@amitkhanna

ART & CULTURE

 |   3-minute read

Why I will never say goodbye to Sadhana

Remembering my time with the eternal beauty who had an inherent sophistication about her.

Amit Khanna
@amitkhanna

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Relax. India’s secularism and tolerance are not at risk

I am neither a blind supporter of Modi nor am I willing to suffer a halfwit like Rahul Gandhi.

Amit Khanna
@amitkhanna

ART & CULTURE

 |   1-minute read

10 of my favourite songs by Lata Mangeshkar

On the legendary playback singer's 86th birthday, here are some of the mellifluous gems from her repertoire.

Amit Khanna
@amitkhanna

ART & CULTURE

 |   4-minute read

Shashi Kapoor: An underrated thespian and filmwala

What attracted me to him was his suave behaviour yet be on back-slapping terms with mainstream filmmakers.

Amit Khanna
@amitkhanna

POLITICS

 |   9-minute read

Why India needs its writers, historians, entertainers and scientists

The country has to use its soft power in a more systematic way to increase its international clout.

Amit Khanna
@amitkhanna

POLITICS

 |   8-minute read

Modi was silent when he had to speak and spoke when he needn't have

The BJP's troubles began when the prime minister continued in the sloganeering and promise mode of electioneering for too long.

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@amitkhanna

LIFE

 |   4-minute read

Why doesn't India produce maestros any more?

We revel in our mediocrity. When nothing works then we look back in anger at all possible misfortunes which befell upon us denying us greatness.

Amit Khanna
@amitkhanna