Indian cinema

OPEN TO OPINION

ART & CULTURE

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Pyaasa, Indian cinema, Sahir Ludhianvi, Women's Day

Sahir Ludhianvi's many tributes to women

He gave us the most defining verses about their emotions.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read

HUMOUR

 |  4-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |  Tarar Square  |  7-minute read
Indian cinema, Bollywood, Shashi Kapoor

A Pakistani fan of Shashi Kapoor's pays a tribute

He was that one thing only a very few men would ever be described as: beautiful.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Indian cinema, Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor

What it was like knowing Shashi Kapoor

My tryst with his wing of the family, started innocuously as a corporate sponsor supporting Prithvi Theatre, when I ran the iconic telecom company, Orange.

ART & CULTURE

 |  The Pulp Pit  |  3-minute read
Shashi Kapoor, 36 Chowringhee Lane, Indian cinema, Jennifer Kendal

Goodbye Shashi Kapoor, you changed Indian cinema for us

The actor struck a balance between Indian mainstream's relish for the larger than life with finer aesthetics of world cinema.

VOICES

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Extremists, Indian cinema, DDLJ, Bollywood

I'm one of Shah Rukh Khan's biggest fans. I can't bear to see him silenced

The superstar's fans have never seen him merely as a Muslim acting in India.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Indian cinema, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, Newton

Newton reminds us why Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro will always be special

It showed we need satire that cuts across issues without making them bleed.

ART & CULTURE

 |   Long-form
Hindi Films, Indian cinema, Usha Khanna

Dil Deke Dekho: To Usha Khanna, the unsung woman who broke film records in a man's world

The only female music director in the Hindi film industry for five decades celebrates her birthday on October 7.