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The misunderstood genius of Badal Sircar
May 13 will be etched in the history of Bengal for two reasons: it brought to an end the 34-year-old Left Front regime in the state and it also marked the demise of Badal Sircar, one of the......
Safdar Hashmi: Fighting for justice till the end
On the afternoon of January 1, 1989, Safdar Hashmi's troupe Jana Natya Manch (Janam) was performing a play -- Halla Bol -- in Sahibabad, on the outskirts of Delhi.People poured in to see the......
How Monsoon Wedding became a musical
Going behind the scenes with director Mira Nair.Monali Sarkar reports. Monsoon Wedding: The film that charmed critics from Toronto to Venice IMAGE: In May 2017, 16 years after its......
When Irrfan wanted to be killed off
The gulf between Hindi cinema's finest current actor and his contemporaries widens with each film. But even Irrfan Khan, in Mick Jagger's words, can't always get what he wants. Raja Sen tells us......
Why Rani, Abhishek lost out on Namesake
There is no way anyone who has no time for rehearsals can work in my film,"said Mira Nair, as she discussed how her casting plans for The Namesake had changed radically. "The only person who......
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