It used to be an article of faith in Bombay that, on its streets, a lone, bejeweled woman could return home after a wedding at midnight, safe and unmolested. This is because people still sleep on Mumbai’s streets
The photos provide a fascinating glimpse into the quotidian lives of the Chinese people, a far cry from the shining glass towers of the cities that have come up in the last few decades
Are we just ignorant cine-goers who don’t like nuance coming between us and a good time? Or is it our case that content that has humour does not have the responsibility that more serious work does?
The depiction of China and the Chinese in Hindi cinema has tended to mirror the national and political mood of the times
Bombay Velvet’s release is a good time to reinforce the “script is king” cliché, because it shows that even when several factors work in a film’s favour, soulless screenwriting can ruin the party
“When your media talks up our border and says very tough words, we have to react to it,” says the editor of Global Times. “And that creates this feeling as if there is tension between the two countries. But this tension is not real.”
Thanks to the reprieve, Hindi films can still show a postman cycling up to someone’s home in a village and saying, ‘Aapke liye Bambai se money order aaya hai’…
There’s something frankly post-modern about the nature of the small but effective #GoBackIndianMedia hashtag rebellion mounted by sections of Nepal’s ‘twitterati’ that sent the Indian media packing from there.
In 1927, Syed Mujtaba Ali, a graduate of the newly established university in Shantiniketan, travelled to Afghanistan to take up a teaching job.
Astonishingly, the intensification of political activity in the last couple decades has not led to a wider engagement with what is the single greatest threat that humanity has ever faced: climate change.
Bijapur, Chhattisgarh: It is early December. A chill has started to descend along with the opaque dark that cloaks Bijapur’s jungles every night. A few locals in Bedre, a small village on the banks of the Indrawati and next to the border with Maharashtra, have gathered around a […]
In an industry where Friday’s box office collections is the only criterion that really matter, Salman Khan is King Midas, the alchemist who turns dross into gold on a regular basis. This gives him enormous power that can be and is wielded with ruthlessness.