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Dish As Coquette

Dish As Coquette

Oct 30, 2015

Food is an offering. It must be aesthetically enticing for the beholder. Plating is just that.

Is The Liberal Reader Dead?

Is The Liberal Reader Dead?

Oct 23, 2015

An avid reader of magazines and a prolific writer for both Indian and international publications, Pankaj Mishra on the ways magazines impacted his life.

Jazbaa

Jazbaa

Oct 16, 2015

Gupta has a stellar cast, but loses out on this adv­antage with his slipshod direction.

Singh Is Bliing

Singh Is Bliing

Oct 09, 2015

Proves that all of us are ultimately alike, united in absurdity.

‘I Have Become Too Fragile’

‘I Have Become Too Fragile’

Oct 03, 2015

One of the most popular and credible faces of Indian television journalism Ravish Kumar on life, the universe and everything

Talvar

Talvar

Oct 02, 2015

It’s the solid writing, sharp dialogue and the spot-on performances which shine along

The Peace Maker

The Peace Maker

Oct 02, 2015

Ravish Kumar’s calm presence, hard-hitting stories, changes grammar of Hindi news TV

Meeruthiya Gangsters

Meeruthiya Gangsters

Sep 22, 2015

The rough, the raw and the ribald are eng­agingly portrayed

Highway (Marathi)

Highway (Marathi)

Sep 11, 2015

Umesh captures the everyday humour, the chaos and din, makes canny observations about human behaviour and lays bare an entire social panorama.

Phantom

Phantom

Sep 04, 2015

This jingoistic revenge fantasy underlines that the enemy does lie across the border.

An Aandhi In Benares

An Aandhi In Benares

Sep 04, 2015

Censors stall a film about the campaign in a poll Modi won

Eleventh Day Adventist

Eleventh Day Adventist

Aug 29, 2015

Raam Reddy goes off the highway for a debut classic

Manjhi

Manjhi

Aug 28, 2015

From Nax­a­­lism, corruption and Eme­rgency, there are too many issues Mehta dabbles in.

That Thing We Did

That Thing We Did

Aug 28, 2015

The late Habib Tanvir’s Naya Theatre is in a rut. The new order is yet to find its feet.

Algorithms

Algorithms

Aug 21, 2015

A matter-of-fact storytelling which doesn’t turn things pitiful or righteous.

Of A Stern Make-Up

Of A Stern Make-Up

Aug 14, 2015

She eked a space for women in a filmi male bastion

Write It On The Screen

Write It On The Screen

Aug 14, 2015

Juhi Chaturvedi, creator of Vicky Donor and Piku, deploys quirk to serious effect

Drishyam

Drishyam

Aug 07, 2015

The trademark, heavy-lidded intensity of Ajay’s Vijay is too casual and throwaway instead of powerful and impassioned.

Pakistan Khush Hua...

Pakistan Khush Hua...

Jul 25, 2015

Long the villain of the piece, Pakistan becomes another character in Bo llywood with Bajrangi

Amy

Amy

Jul 17, 2015

It’s about Amy Wineho­use's phenomenal voice and songs but also about the personal, dysfunctional self.

Bahubali: The Beginning

Bahubali: The Beginning

Jul 17, 2015

Has a ‘been there, already seen in Hollywood’ feel to it.

‘Gajendra Chauhan Is Not The Right Choice. He Must Resign.’

‘Gajendra Chauhan Is Not The Right Choice. He Must Resign.’

Jul 17, 2015

Veteran film maker Adoor Gopalakrishnan voices support for the striking students of FTII.

Papanasam

Papanasam

Jul 10, 2015

At times, you wish it could hurry up and come to the point quickly but in the end it all adds up well.

Asha Jaoar Majhe (Labour of Love, Bengali)

Asha Jaoar Majhe (Labour of Love, Bengali)

Jul 03, 2015

Can you tell a story with just everyday images and situational sounds? Sengupta does it seamlessly.

The Call Of The Mind

The Call Of The Mind

Jun 27, 2015

A new breed of institutions is vitalising learning for the pleasure of learning

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