Harish Shenai

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The art and the agony of Subhash Shinde

<i>PARI volunteer Sanket Jain aims to traverse 300 villages across India and, among other stories, produce this feature: a photograph of a rural scene</i> …

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Photographer Shows The Scary Side Of The “Addicted” Streets Of Philadelphia

“If people were only interested in models or beautiful women, the world would be a dull place,” claims the photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge, who …

10 years of ‘Johnny Gaddaar’: Sriram Raghavan on creating one of Hindi cinema’s best crime thrillers

In a video interview, the director explains the influences on the film, its exploration of amorality, and that fabulously filmed train …

The maddest movie ever: Why Apocalypse Now is the finest film of modern times

By<p>Standing in a steamy, rainswept jungle in the Philippines, the film director Francis Ford Coppola, a man known for a volatility that sometimes …

So Long Kundan, and Thanks for Inflicting Us With Your Madness and Grace

I didn’t want to see you but a friend pushed me inside. There you were, lying on the bed looking so peaceful. Suddenly, the tears welled up. I didn’t …

Kundan Shah And The Making Of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

<b>Kundan Shah, who died of a heart attack in Mumbai this morning at the age of 70, made 10 films in a career spanning over three decades. But his life</b> …

How Japan's Unique Paddy Art is Revitalising a Tiny Maharastrian Village

From the ground, it doesn’t look like much. In fact, the vista is something commonly seen across rural India: rice paddy shoots in multiple hues of …

Mona’s Story | Urvashi Butalia

I<p>I first met Mona at a birthday party in a graveyard. That proximity of birth and death has stayed with us through the many years of our friendship. …

The Private Eye

<b>MANI KAUL IS OFTEN</b> regarded as one of the foremost directors India has produced but he is also, in some ways, one of the best-kept secrets of Indian …

Mani Bhavan Is The House That History Built

THE HOUSE THAT HISTORY BUILT<p>WORDS BY MRIGANK WARRIER AND PHOTOGRAPHS BY SURUCHI MAIRA<p><i>Mani Bhavan is a slice of history painstakingly preserved to</i> …

Charlie Chaplin

AI Can Easily Erase Photo Watermarks: Here’s How to Protect Yours

Happy that your photos are safe online hidden behind aggressive watermarking? Maybe it’s time to reconsider. New Google research shows that a lot of …

Tutorials

70mm Man: C Mohan, who designed the logo for ‘Sholay’ and other classics

Ramesh Sippy’s landmark film was released this week 42 years ago. Its designer was one of the leading exponents of Bollywoood Expressionism.<p>It’s a …

Remembering Shammi Kapoor’s rich musical and dancing legacy

Most Hindi movie buffs know that it was Shammi Kapoor, along with Dev Anand, who set the template for your typical Bollywood hero. But few know that …

Bollywood

How Partition and the Borders It Brought Changed Hindustani Classical Music

The Wire’<i>s #PartitionAt70 series brings a number of stories, through text and multimedia content, that will attempt at drawing a comprehensive</i> …

Stanley Kubrick on Mortality, the Fear of Flying, and the Purpose of Existence: 1968 Playboy Interview

Besides being one of the finest filmmakers of all time and mastermind of the greatest movie never made, <b>Stanley Kubrick</b> (July 26, 1928–March 7, 1999) was also a keen observer of culture with ceaseless curiosity about the human condition, dancing between the hopeless and the heartening. From <b>Stanley</b> …

Nine times the fun in Sanjeev Kumar’s ‘Naya Din Nai Raat’

The nine roles represent each of the nine rasas.<p>For an actor who excelled at playing elderly characters, Sanjeev Kumar died way too early at 47. …

Gama Pehalvan: The man who singlehandedly shielded the Hindus of his mohala from a religiously charged mob in 1947

A few years ago an international tournament of <i>Desi Kushti</i> was held in Kohlapur district in India’s Maharashtra state. Some wrestlers from Lahore were …

Martial Arts

Kashmir 47 Images

This page is devoted to often striking images, by-and-large photographs, from Kashmir in 1947 - I have collated newsreel film from Kashmir on a …

Pakistan

Bollywoodirect

"I don't understand the hullabaloo about inner beauty. What actually brings out your beauty is the radiance of being content and you can only be …

Why we should remember Satyajit Ray (also) for the horror stories he wrote

Beyond his cinema and his detective fiction, the auteur-author also made your blood run cold with some of his stories.<p>In literary circles, Satyajit …

Video: A heartwarming bond between a 95-year-old Indian Jewish woman and her Muslim caretaker

Kochi, where thousands of Jews made their home centuries ago, is now home to just a handful of them.<p>In the heart of Kochi’s Mattancherry area is a …

Why Violins Have F-Holes: The Science & History of a Remarkable Renaissance Design

Before electronic amplification, instrument makers and musicians had to find newer and better ways to make themselves heard among ensembles and …

Sooni Taraporevala Recalls a Forgotten Analogue World

Sooni Taraporevala’s film credits are well known – she wrote the screenplays for <i>Salaam Bombay</i> and <i>The Namesake</i> – but she is also a reputed …

A Portrait of Aurangzeb More Complex than Hindutva's Political Project Will Admit

“The Aurangzeb of popular memory bears only a faint resemblance to the historical emperor,” observes Audrey Truschke near the concluding section of</i> …

The Vanraj Bhatia interview: ‘My music was unique then and is perhaps unique even now’

The acclaimed 90-year-old composer looks back on the music he made and looks ahead to the opera he hopes to finish some day.<p>On March 1, the National …

Fact check: India wasn't the first place Sanskrit was recorded – it was Syria

As the Narendra Modi government celebrates Sanskrit, a look at the oldest known speakers of the language: the Mitanni people of Syria.<p>After yoga, …

Haley’s influential family saga about 18th century slavery is back on TV, but its literary reputation is still tarnished by questions of authenticity<p>This week saw both the debut on BBC4 of a star-studded mini-series based on Alex Haley’s <i>Roots</i>, and the 25th anniversary of Haley’s death on 10 …

Black History

All these years later, nobody has chronicled the Partition like Ritwik Ghatak

The Bengali director’s films are one of the most powerful artistic articulations of the trauma of displacement after the Partition.<p>India’s moment of …

India