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'India has never lacked for ideas'

IMAGE: Shahid Kapoor in the controversial film, Udta Punjab. 'Soft power is the power really to win friends and influence people with the strength of your ideas.' 'India's greatest soft power is......

'Without the Gandhi family, the party will disintegrate'

'Instead of camping in the cities and leading the party, leaders have to go to the interiors of the country.''The Congress is losing touch with the common man.' IMAGE: Congress President Sonia......

He donated EVERY rupee he earned to the poor

What began as a challenge ended up a way of life for 'Paalam' Kalyanasundaram, whom the UN adjudged one of the most outstanding people of the 20th century.This is the story of his inspiring......

If this is not anti-nationalism, what is?

'We in the Anglicised middle class are unconcerned about the vast majority of Indians.''We insist on only our concerns and anxieties being debated. All other Indians are irrelevant,' says Aakar......

Mrinalini Sarabhai transformed Gujarat's cultural life

Ahmedabad's cultural scene would not have gone beyond the garba, but for Mrinalini Sarabhai's pioneering efforts, says V Gangadhar who spent many years in the city. IMAGE: Mrinalini Sarabhai......

Cars that we have drooled over in the movies

Cinema helps us live our dreams and often reflects the prevalent norms in the society. Over the years movie makers have inspired awe from their viewers by filming some really interesting and......

Will Mamata's second term mark a fresh start for industry in Bengal?

The populist measures Mamata Banerjee took in the last five years helped her win the elections; some fear that this could set the tone of her government for the next five years, says Ishita Ayan......

Films, books that inspire corporate head honchos

What do A-listers like to read, watch or listen to? And who are the people they admire? Here is a list -- IMAGE: The poster of the film Taare Zameen Par. The film is one of the favourites of Amit......

Of websites and factories

Regulating the internet only as a medium is somewhat similar to regulating electricity only as a driver of the TV industry, says Ajit Balakrishnan. It is a source of unending fascination for me......

Gulaab Gang is a thought-provoking, masala movie

Hindi cinema seems readier than society to focus on women. It is not just rape one is talking about, though an act of rape and its consequent injustice unfolds in most narratives. Suddenly women......

Cleavage, stalkers, item gals: Has Bollywood got it WRONG?

They say that cinema is a reflection of society. If that is true, what kind of society are we living in, asks Paloma Sharma. It is late Monday night. I flip through the channels on my television,......

Review: Celluloid is compelling

Paresh C Palicha says Celluloid gives life to J C Daniel who is also known as 'Father of Malayalam Cinema'. We as a society have little regard for our artistic heritage, or respect for the pioneers......

2016's Biggest Tamil Flops So Far

We saw the big hits of Tamil cinema. Now it's time to look at the flops. The first six months of 2016 have been a disaster for low-budget films and remakes.  While movies starring newcomers......

Why we should applaud Tusshar Kapoor

Tusshar Kapoor's decision is unique in a country where society still places so much emphasis on marriage and making a family, feels Aseem Chhabra. Tusshar Kapoor has never had it easy. He is the......

World Cup Diary: Ray's 'Charulata' makes news in Hamilton

Zimbabwe supporters at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images On a Sunday afternoon, in sleepy Hamilton, as one ambles through the quiet streets, the colourful billboards at......
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A series of film screenings in Delhi captures the horrors of a city

Cinema has been an inseparable part of modern urban imaginaries. Some were fictional while others documentary. Early cinema had scenes of urban... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/art-and-culture/a-series-of-film-screenings-in-delhi-captures-the-horrors-of-a-city/story-2iiiSlKM0kv5suCwHft3QI.html
The Colonial Roots Of Hindutva Nationalism

N On Nationalism By Romila Thapar , A.G. Noorani , Sadanand Menon Publisher: Aleph | Pages: 162 | Price: Rs 399 For Indians of my age... ...

http://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/the-colonial-roots-of-hindutva-nationalism/297420
The God of small films

Director Basu Chatterjee's cinema celebrated the extraordinary in the ordinary. His heroines were not about bouffant crowns or bitsy blouses.... ...

http://www.filmfare.com/features/the-god-of-small-films-14258.html
Longing to belong

As the partition museum finds a home in town hall, Amritsar, its chairperson Kishwar Desai thinks it's time to look back at the tragedy, seek... ...

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/longing-to-belong-kishwar-desai-amritsar-partition-museum/1/704444.html
From 'Madhumati' to 'Devdas', here are 7 visually stunning Indian films

Films create worlds. Realistic worlds, maybe, but still transcending reality. In a way, each film then is a masterpiece of illusion. After all,... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/report-7-beautiful-indian-films-2229402

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