Yet, it seems a prescient film for 2020, in which poverty and hunger are even more widespread in the midst of plenty, yet largely invisible to the government and the middle class
When the goddess's head fell, creating a tremendous amount of heat and energy, it formed the valley. The volcano nearby is said to be the local Bhairav, protecting the head. This is called Baba Chandragupt
A live theatre show post-lockdown isn's just about disinfecting performance venues. It's an opportunity to curate stories suited to a COVID-impacted audience
History shows that the right kind of environment can create people who are either admirable or depraved. Where do we stand?
Last week, I happened to misread a line and was led to the realisation that the method I employ for my craft is, in a way, an act of praying
Today marks 50 years for South African Richards's strokeful 325 runs in a day, plundered for South Australia against Western Australia at the WACA ground, Perth in the 1970-71 season
Guessing immortality is the pay-off for all the crazy price one pays to somehow be an actor on screen?
Hit by nearly eight months of closure, the city's museums, our sanctuaries of culture and heritage, must wait longer to reopen
Muslim community's support for the AIMIM is far higher than the party's victories in Bihar and Maharashtra; it should drive non-BJP parties to introspect on their reluctance and indolence in combatting Hindutv
As one staff member plaintively said, "It is unfortunate that most of the violations are from upscale localities" yaniki, "tu jaanta nahin mera mask kaun hai".
This song brings a tantrik flavour to the bhakti of Krishna. The inclusion of the erotic, at the time, was in direct contrast to the monastic Vedantic tradition that was spreading widely in Hinduism
The film, an Indo-French co-production in Hindi and English, reaches India after releasing in 23 nations, shame on us!
There is some talk that we will be celebrating Thanksgiving on November 26, and this will be added to our calendar's list of annual holidays. Some of my British Indian friends have told me that they're canvass...
In the festival of lights, we map how overhead-wired trams from early 20th-century Bombay changed the way the city travelled and lived
When was the last time you took the trouble to find out what your watchman's life was like?
Male characters in The Queen's Gambit nurturing the female lead's innate genius instead of upholding patriarchal notions is a breath of fresh air that makes one question our culture of feeding self-doubt.
Remembering the late Jaywant Lele for the way he handled player injury issues with the media when he was BCCI secretary.
The issue in the Arnab Goswami case isn't that he's a poor or even non-journalist, but that he's no good at business
How a legendary journalist tracked down a world-famous musician, and spent six minutes alone with him in a lift in total silence.
Imagine a celebratory, yearlong event around literature across Bombay where its bookstores and libraries come to life? Such initiatives can go a long way in restoring and preserving the essence of community, a...
Despite his vile language, racism and authoritarianism, Donald Trump polling nearly 8 million more votes and other indicators show that democratic debates do not necessarily change worldviews.
They had never heard that old-fashioned phrase 'birthday suit'. Naked as a baby on his birthday, Soman made an uncle joke, running in the same direction as us all - age. That's kind of comforting, and beautifu...
I always wondered, if in a magical Avengers-Indiana Jones scenario, why Connery didn't return to help Craig destroy the "villain" - but then Bond films aren't remakes. They're reimagined classics.
The film, in Gondi, Madia, Marathi and Hindi, is produced by the NoCut Film Collective, which the directors founded, after doing the Doc Nomads Masters Course in Documentary Directing, in Europe
His wife Swarcha gave birth to Pippalada, under the Pipal tree. When he learnt about how his father died in the service of the devas, he got very angr
Meet the poets selling love poems to a world stocking up on sanitisers and masks
Our propensity for exploitation of the weak means that some Indians will always make hay while everyone else cries
Harvesting apples has become for me a metaphor for living, where my investment in the act is deeply emotional when the farm is my family's, and almost mechanical when it is someone else's.
India's first-ever Test series win over Australia was achieved this week 41 years ago in Mumbai, where Sunil Gavaskar's team conquered Kim Hughes's second-stringers in a 2-0 triumph.
With non-violence being non-negotiable, are we progressively seeing more protests by middle-classes now, than ever in history?