All stories by Ranjita Ganesan
How 'working in office' will never be the same againRediff.com5 Dec 2020
Fear of the disease has affected the way employees commute, the number of coffee breaks they take, and even their conversations with colleagues. Does a restricted environment affect the spirit of interaction and collaboration that offices are meant to inspire, wonders Ranjita Ganesan.
Alibaug is the new WFH destinationRediff.com7 Nov 2020
As ferry services increase and remote working becomes the norm, the rural beach town has turned into a sought-after refuge for city slickers from Mumbai and Pune.
How KBC is now shotRediff.com20 Oct 2020
'We are very protective of him.' 'People can't go close to him and take pictures like before.'
Why you want to cheer for this Delhi copRediff.com2 Jul 2020
Despite the Delhi police's tarnished reputation in recent months, viewers find themselves rooting for Inspector Hathiram Chaudhary because he displays both vulnerability and remorse, observes Ranjita Ganesan.
Celeb chefs share yummy, simple recipes!Rediff.com8 Jun 2020
Top chefs are sharing comfort food recipes to turn their followers into cooks.
For some time you let me into your dreamsRediff.com13 May 2020
'He was capable, concise, calm, sublime, and profound, and perhaps that's also why Irrfan's passing felt 'personal' to many.'
Learn the art of sourdough bakingRediff.com26 Apr 2020
Sourdough is not only a type of bread, but also a technique.
How Floyd Cardoz redefined Indian cuisineRediff.com24 Apr 2020
A month ago, on March 25, Floyd Cardoz, chef extraordinaire, passed into the ages, a victim of coronavirus. Ranjita Ganesan remembers the culinary genius.
Alice doesn't live in indie cinema anymoreRediff.com24 Apr 2020
With Hindi Medium and Angrezi Medium, the "English-medium" actor of independent movies shows she can easily fit into mainstream Hindi movies too.
EPF advances for relief stuck due to lockdownRediff.com7 Apr 2020
The outbreak and lockdown have thrown up a number of challenges, such as layoffs, pay cuts and a general slowdown. Many subscribers after their unsuccessful attempts to use the scheme have taken to social media to voice their complaints, as the EPFO website and grievance portal suffer outages and its customer helpline remains unreachable.
How Bollywood's writers are fighting backRediff.com20 Feb 2020
'The writer remains the most creative force in the process.' 'Producers need to be inventive in how they reward good writing.'
Bong Joon Ho: Master of Unsubtle SymbolismRediff.com10 Feb 2020
Only Bong Joon Ho -- whose film Parasite won the Oscars for Best Film, Best Director, Best International Feature -- knows how to work with a heavy hand and still get respectable results, says Ranjita Ganesan.
Has anyone seen Mumbai as Sudhir Patwardhan has?Rediff.com8 Feb 2020
It is impossible for Mumbaikars not to glimpse themselves or someone they know in Sudhir Patwardhan's paintings.
The Jazz PlayerRediff.com20 Dec 2019
At Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas's nuptials, the Adil Manuel Collective played funk, jazz and R&B for longer than planned that evening at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur. One of the couple's friends in the audience yelled: 'Are you guys even from India?' Adil Manuel offered to show her their passports.
Raj Kapoor and Bollywood find a place in Iranian heartsRediff.com17 Dec 2019
Indian films, and Raj Kapoor in particular, have a special place in Iranian cinephilia or cinemadoosti, Ranjita Ganesan discovers on a visit to Iran.
Want to become Thor? Iron Man? Hulk?Rediff.com12 Nov 2019
This is your chance, says Ranjita Ganesan
Mumbai's Art Deco marvelsRediff.com8 Nov 2019
'Art Deco was the last of the truly international styles.'
Why film-makers like barbershopsRediff.com30 Oct 2019
'For the film-maker, as for the photographer, barbershops with their many moments of interest -- wall-to-wall mirrors, shiny accoutrements, beaded curtains -- provide ample scope for mis-en-scene,' says Ranjita Ganesan.
The (V) Unbeatable team that might win America's Got Talent!Rediff.com27 Aug 2019
Mumbai dancers fuse lyrical hip hop and b-boying with elements of American cheerleading and trapeze-esque bits from the circus.
Shyam Benegal: The Girish Karnad I KnewRediff.com26 Jun 2019
'He had a continuing interest in life, people, and the society in which he lived,' remembers Shyam Benegal, who collaborated with the polyglot playwright and actor through the 1970s and remained his friend for more than five decades.