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Ajit Duara

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Cinema
Wake Up Sid

A charming and amusing film really about nothing in particular. And good acting too

06 October 2009
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Cinema
Inglourious Basterds

This is Tarantino at his usual. Action full of blood and gore. And humour designed to make a joke of everything, including Jewish suffering under the Germans

06 October 2009
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Cinema
What’s Your Raashee?

Ashutosh Gowariker’s latest film, on the business of buying and selling brides, is surprisingly atavistic and insensitive.

30 September 2009
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Cinema
Dil Bole Hadippa

A Lagaan wannabe, without the spunk. Watch it, if at all, for the latest heartbreak kid Shahid Kapur

22 September 2009
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Cinema
Up

Pixar’s latest film on the loneliness of old age is certainly no fairytale. But it gives us high quality animation, yet again

22 September 2009
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Cinema
I Can’t Think Straight

Except for the great kissing scenes, this ‘coming out’ movie takes too straight a turn.

15 September 2009
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Cinema
Fox

It’s ironical enough to have Bollywood make a film on plagiarism. This film also betrays its lack of conscience about it.

11 September 2009
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Cinema
Quick Gun Murugun

The crusader of the dosa is back. And mind it, you will not have tasted a chutney mix like this before

02 September 2009
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Cinema
Agyaat

What a horror! This has to be the lowest point in RGV’s cinematic career

12 August 2009
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Cinema
Love Aaj Kal

A good old-fashioned love story from director Imtiaz Ali that will actually seduce you

05 August 2009

Authors

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of nine books, including the award-winning Water, Peace, and War : Confronting the Global Water Crisis

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.

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