Amit Khanna

OPEN TO OPINION

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

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

What Modi doesn't get about political communication, despite being best at it

If the PM gets five additional seats every time he speaks, there are a few leaders in the party who lose 10 seats for the party every time they speak.

VOICES

 |   6-minute read

Breaking news that no one covered: How Indian media changed in 15 years

Credibility is out for a long walk. Trolls rule social media and Twitter handles are the new political handlers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.