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Art & Culture
What We Missed

Anupam Kher was to play the character of a Disco Killer who was hired by Pankaj Kapoor’s character to kill the two protagonists.

13 July 2010
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Art & Culture
It Just Happened

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, arguably the funniest Indian film ever made, was made on a meagre budget, featured mostly unknowns, and hardly anyone involved believed in it. It became a classic, and almost all its alumni went on to highly successful careers. A celebration

08 July 2010
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Books
The Many Lives of Leela Naidu

One of the most beautiful women in the world can tell a tale too. And beautifully at that.

24 June 2010
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Art & Culture
10 Years of Lagaan

The 2001 film has attained classic status for good reason, though breakaway cinema it isn’t. At least not in terms of overthrowing the Grand Hindi Film Formula.

10 June 2010
Art & Culture
The Boy from the South

R Madhavan on the space for ideals in society, his relationship with his directors, and his need to be at the centre of attention.

29 April 2010
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We Know What You’ll Do This Summer

The movies releasing this season may lack big star power. But they are still reason enough for you to be spending long hours in cinema halls.

08 April 2010
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The Shape Shifter

Boman Irani has never been to an acting school, but he is still an intelligent actor. He knows that audiences today appreciate complex characters, and playing just a good or bad guy isn’t enough.

10 March 2010

Authors

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar is a well-known Pakistani columnist and author

Nanditha Krishna

Nanditha Krishna is a historian, author and environmentalist, and director of the CPR Institute of Indological Research in Chennai

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of the forthcoming book Swami Vivekananda: Hinduism and India’s Road to Modernity. Views are personal

Sumantra Bose

Sumantra Bose is Professor of International and Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His next book, Secular States, Religious Politics: India, Turkey, and the Future of Secularism, will be published in early 2018 by Cambridge University Press

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