All stories by Indira Kannan
How COVID-19 was born: The real storyRediff.com5 Oct 2020
Even now, the world knows less about the outbreak and spread of COVID-19 within China than anywhere else. 76 Days is an attempt to fill some of those blanks.
Colour Blind Casting or Cultural Appropriation?Rediff.com2 Oct 2020
'Acting, by definition, is a portrayal of a character other than oneself.' 'If every role is to be played only by someone answering to that precise description, most professional actors -- of all ethnicities and genders -- would be out of a job,' observes Indira Kannan.
Never Have I Ever: Mindy Kaling's new Netflix showRediff.com22 Apr 2020
With Mindy Kaling producing as well as writing parts of Never Have I Ever, Indian-American characters are telling their own story instead of having it told for them.
How Punyakoti, Sanskrit's 1st animation film, got madeRediff.com19 Apr 2020
Seven years ago, Ravishankar Venkateswaran heard a story during a bus ride.
How a desi is making waves at MoMARediff.com27 Nov 2019
'We'll certainly have Hollywood productions, so why wouldn't we have Bollywood?'
The rise and fall of Bikram Chaudhury, now on NetflixRediff.com20 Nov 2019
A Netflix documentary reveals the sordid story behind the dazzling success and dizzying fall of the founder of Bikram Yoga.
Three movies you must watch!Rediff.com12 Nov 2019
Indira Kannan picks Made in Bangladesh, Greed, Moothon.
'Slumdog Millionaire opens doors for me as a diplomat'Rediff.com3 Nov 2018
'If I get posted to a place, if people engage with me just as an Indian diplomat, I have X amount of leverage.' 'But when they look at me as the high commissioner of India and the author of Slumdog Millionaire, many more people are willing to meet me, more quickly than they would as a pure diplomat.'
'A film like ours is important for an Indian audience'Rediff.com10 Oct 2018
'China is monitoring films like ours and making sure it doesn't get a platform.'
Fahrenheit 11/9 turns up heat on TrumpRediff.com19 Sep 2018
'There are millions of Americans who are doing their best to undo the damage that he (Trump) is doing to the world,' Michael Moore tells Indira Kannan in Toronto.
The Pakistani film you must seeRediff.com29 Oct 2017
Iram Haq's What Will People Say is a deeply relatable story of family values at odds with a modern culture.
What Anurag Kashyap's Mukkabaaz is all aboutRediff.com27 Sep 2017
Mukkabaaz, a film in which its lead actor shines, unfortunately tries to pack in a punch too many.
How Rajkummar Rao became a dreaded terroristRediff.com27 Sep 2017
The filmmaker said he relied on documentary evidence and public accounts for much of the script.
'We are in India for the long haul'Rediff.com3 Jul 2014
Taxation is a growing concern across the world, across our jurisdictions.