Culture-Vulture

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B.A. Pass movie

By Chinmaya Shah: ‘From the shallow corners of the tethered human desires, the carnal voice surges to push that moment to zenith. The moment, which seeks nothing but warmth and ...
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By Shambhavi Saxena: Do you feel that mainstream Bollywood’s melodramatic plotlines and choreographed dances (that everyone from the hero, to the street vendors miraculously seems to know) can only be ...
Ritu Verma at Beyond the Border 1995

Picture Credits

By Amrita Garg: Jagjit Singh, in one of his most famous songs, evoked a sense of nostalgia: “Muhalle Ki Sabse Purani Nishani, Wo Budhia Jise Bache Kehte The Naani, Wo ...
The millenium series

By Priyambada Bhagawati: Stieg Larsson’s millennium trilogy, namely, “The girl with the dragon tattoo”, “The girl who played with fire” and the “Girl who kicked the hornet’s nest” is a ...
bands

By Kavya Singhal: “Yaar tera superstar, desi kallakaar…” sang the group of the seven-twelve year olds with a smile on their face so big that I wouldn’t have been surprised ...
going home video

By Avalokita: When I first watched Queen, I was joyous of the fact that here came Bollywood with its hangover of the love formula, and it problematized ‘love’ so authentically, ...
art assignment

By Surangya Kaur: “What is not art?” “Not much.” -Sarah Urist Green, Host and Curator, The Art Assignment The first image that comes to mind at the mention of the ...
haider chutzpah

By Shamim Zakaria: On 2nd November, 2000, with the rising sun, chirruping of birds, the serene valleys of north-east India, one perhaps espied the day to be mere wonted. Unfortunately, ...
haider

By Manas Sen Gupta: The talent of Vishal Bhardwaj is neither supererogatory, nor lilliputian. Being the only director in Bollywood, who has the ability to both man the camera, and ...
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By Mirza Arif Beg: Forty nine days of vociferous shelling, and pounding of rockets; close to 2,200 killings, and massive infrastructure losses. Well, this is what the latest confrontation between ...
Photo Credit

By Atharva Pandit: On 9th of October, Patrick Modiano, the second French writer in six years and the sixteenth since Nobel Prize in Literature was established, was announced as the ...
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By Veda Nadendla: This narrative is not for the faint-hearted, and definitely not for the judgemental. As you scroll down, do so with an open mind because what you are ...
Shubhangi Joshi

By Surangya Kaur: It’s a non-working weekday and Shubhangi is making the most of it away from work, trying to figure out the lyrics for a new song. She is ...
mcream

By Shambhavi Saxena: Imagine driving through the mountains in a dusty jeep so far from your home in South Delhi, that the mist in the trees makes you forget the ...
octavo

By Surabhi Singh:  “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” The idea of starting the state’s first Libro Cafe began with a simple desire to ...
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By Arpita Pande:  Feminism is a widely circulated concept, or more of a belief in the contemporary society. However, at many places, women were not even recognized as individuals till ...
Haider

By Heeba Din: Putting a highly politicised story on the big screen and amidst #boycotthaider trending on twitter, Vishal Bhardwaj’s adaptation of the Shaekesperan play “Hamlet” has managed to stand ...
women in bollywood

staff pick

By Priyambada Bhagawati: I had come out of the movie theatre completely frustrated and angry, just the opposite of what I had imagined to feel. Dhoom 3 was a movie ...
Mahulkma Gandhi

By Kanika Katyal: Mahatma Gandhi has been conferred with various titles such as the Leader of the People, the Champion of non-violence, and a pioneer of our freedom struggle, etc.. ...
Natgeotravel

banned books week

By Itika Singh: Indians are not strangers to the concept of banned books. Names such as Salman Rushdie, Taslima Nasrin and more recently, Wendy Doniger, are known to us as ...
Javed Akhtar

By Abhishek Jha: Sahitya Akademi awardee, Javed Akhtar has called for an official body to censor lyrics, demanding that ‘vulgarity, obscenity, and perversion‘ be kept out of the realm of ...

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