All stories by Chintan Girish Modi
The Power Of Love Over IdeologyRediff.com24 May 2023
'We desire to see our children and children-in-law find legal acceptance for their relationship...' Chintan Girish Modi on how parents of LGBTQIA+ Indians have appealed to Chief Justice Chandrachud to 'consider the plea for marriage equality'.
The Plight Of Food Delivery BoysRediff.com12 Apr 2023
Zwigato urges viewers to think critically about the kind of unethical behaviour that food delivery workers have to put up with on a daily basis because of insensitive customers, observes Chintan Girish Modi.
That Dangerous Fix Called AddictionRediff.com24 Feb 2023
It is worth thinking about the deeper reasons that make people depend, often against their wishes, upon substances that ruin their health and their relationships, observes Chintan Girish Modi.
'I think I am a natural ajji'Rediff.com17 Feb 2023
'Children are curious by nature, so I thought of writing these books, which provide creative but convincing explanations and also teach values like sharing is caring,' Sudha Murty tells Chintan Girish Modi.
How veganism is spawning a robust plant-based industryRediff.com4 Sep 2021
In India, as elsewhere, veganism has spawned an industry of plant-based products such as tofu, tempeh, peanut curd, cashew cheese, almond butter, flax eggs, sauerkraut, seitan, mock meats, apple honey, vegan chocolates, nutritional yeast and plant-based milks. There are vegan cafs and restaurants such as About Vegan (Jaipur), Bodhi Greens (Dharamsala), Carrots (Bengaluru), Earthlings (Mumbai) and Elysian Delights (Gurugram), vegan cooking classes, vegan tours, vegan conferences and vegan e-tailers such as vegandukan.com and veganmall.in. "Plant-based milks such as soy milk, almond milk and oat milk have made promising inroads with Indian consumers. "Estimated at $21 million vs the animal-derived dairy industry at $140 billion, plant-based dairy in India is projected to grow at a CAGR of 20.7 per cent to reach $63.9 million by 2024," write Dhruvi Narsaria and Rajyalakshmi in their 2020 report, "Insights on plant-based milk category in India", published by the Good Food Institute India and Ipsos India.
'Delhi is a dream posting for a Pakistani diplomat'Rediff.com17 Aug 2021
'Kashmir is the main issue between the two countries.' 'We have not been able to resolve it bilaterally.' 'As the two major countries in South Asia, we have to go back to the drawing board and start engaging.'
How India's FIRST feature film was madeRediff.com22 May 2021
At a time when many women were forbidden by their caste-conscious families from taking up acting assignments in an industry not deemed respectable, Phalke wanted to cast his wife as the female lead in Raja Harishchandra.
The perfect match made in HeavenRediff.com13 Feb 2021
'It is difficult to pin down any singular factor but marriage does invite the emotional investment of viewers,' observes Chintan Girish Modi.
What went wrong in Guru Dutt's marriage?Rediff.com9 Feb 2021
'He began to find her boring. She felt lonely and unwanted.'
Let children read what they wantRediff.com6 Feb 2021
It is critical to think seriously about how to provide opportunities for children to not only learn but also imagine, dream, ponder and create, notes Chintan Girish Modi.
'Guru Dutt tried to end his life several times'Rediff.com29 Jan 2021
'It was only after he passed away that the family realised he was crying for help.'
When did vying for attention become so evil?Rediff.com31 Oct 2020
The Social Dilemma shows how social media is turning human beings into lab rats and zombies, notes Chintan Girish Modi.