I attended the Mumbai previews of two superb indie films, that were theatrically released elsewhere in India earlier - Suman Mukhopadhyay's Asamapta (Incomplete, Bengali) and Lijo Jose Pellissery's Angamaly Diaries (Malayalam)
A play written in 1975 by Mahesh Elkunchwar has been revived by director Aniruddha Khutwad in 2017. When the playwright labelled it unfair and uni-dimensional, why is a new director attracted to the script?
We live in a country that uses religion to divide and harass. Can you find a single festival that doesn't cause pollution of some sort?
The outpouring of outrage notwithstanding, it's hardly surprising that the Member of Parliament who brutally assaulted an Air India staffer on Thursday is from the Shiv Sena
Though no one may be writing books about us rejecting the ‘norms of the society’ to live independently, we all exist on the same page
The newly appointed Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, had pledged to stop harassment of women in the state as part of the BJP's pre-poll promises
No matter how many elections and fans the right wing wins, it will remain unhappy and whine about those who hold different beliefs
Why we totally admired and adored this rare combination of a charismatic star, and a robust comedian on screen, back in the '90s
The newest entrants to Byculla zoo, the Humboldt penguins, have attracted a large amount of public attention
Family-run community eateries need Gen-Next to insure their survival and ensure it stays relevant in today's competitive times
The Opposition has disrupted two weeks of proceedings in the state legislature over their demand for a loan waiver, citing the assurance to UP farmers
It hasn't been the best of times for Indian Muslims and now, in the age of Modi and Yogi, things aren't likely to improve
When I was in London over February and March, I caught up with an old friend from St Xavier's College, Frank Rodrigues, and his wife Deirdre King. They warmly welcomed me to their bungalow in West Hampstead. It had elegantly appointed rooms on four levels, but my favourite was the large, airy kitchen that overlooked their garden
What were venues staging Navroze naataks in Bombay like in Parsi theatre's glory years?
What’s the point of celebrating women on one day, only to spend the other 364 ignoring the issues that affect them the most?
Lipstick can be both enticing and intimidating for anyone with confidence issues. The key is to wear it for yourself, and no one else
A former minister in Uttar Pradesh, Gayatri Prajapati, was arrested in the state capital, Lucknow, after accusations of involvement in a gang rape. This, after being on the run for a month, reports stated
Even by current standards where we seem to have become inured to the most horrifying news, an account in this paper about a young man stabbing his roommate to death, first shocks, then horrifies and finally should act as an eye-opener on several counts
Talking about a rare film, releasing this Friday, that looks at the ’90s, when India and its pop culture began to change irreversibly
It's always been a dream of mine to help foster a film hub in Mumbai, where watching films is as important as hanging out after, with a congenial atmosphere for post- screening question-answer sessions, animated addabaji, with affordable yet great food and drink