Indian cinema

OPEN TO OPINION

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Feluda, Art, Satyajit Ray, Indian cinema

Why the magic of Satyajit Ray lives on

An ode to the auteur on his 97th birth anniversary.

VARIETY

 |  9-minute read
Nargis, MGR, Multiplexes, Dilip Kumar

What I learnt after spending five decades in showbiz

In today's world of hypermedia, stars might be bigger but they are much more fragile and transient.

ART & CULTURE

 |  8-minute read
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

 |  9-minute read
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.