For all its adaptability issues, the piano has had a century’s tryst with Indian classical. The saga is getting sprightlier.
Cinema, the site of endless possibility. Could there have been a better place to create our utopias? The ‘independence’ generation tried, then decades of the ‘nation-state’ experience brought in fatigue. Now the landscape is barren, selfish, but flowers bloom in corners.
Indian art issued forth from a deep need to establish an ideal aesthetic. Market forces have hewn off the two, but a vanguard still explores the frontiers.
A new world where movies old and new and serials stream into your exclusive screens in excess
The last of the Dagar Saptak goes. Dhrupad has to find its way, as always, alone.
Kamal Haasan’s anti-corruption outbursts of late can well be signs of the star’s next move: politics
Actor Anushka Sharma opens about her character in 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' and what it takes to be a good actor...
The TN government keeps entertainment tax on movie tickets even post-GST
LPs slumber on in memories and attics. That is until now, when a generation bred on sparkling digital clarity has discovered vinyl’s unmatched depth of sound. India is part of an exhilarating global comeback of analogue music.
Why is modern Indian sculpture a story obscured in shadows?
Talent, hubris and plain sin...suddenly, the lights turned red for the hero. Dileep’s journey—from a nowhere boy in old kolhapuris to superstar—has veered off to jail.
On-screen shaming, real-life rape and blackmail: the hyper-masculine world of Malayalam pop films
Actresses from the Eighties and Nineties are reclaiming Bollywood territory
Indie films are a fresh cinematic breeze. But to make them viable requires fiercely independent strategy.
Melody and harmony hold respective keys to music in East and West. Their confluence is an Indian master’s track.
The irresistible rise, and magnetic pull, of the Bollywood biopic