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Divya Unny

Cinema
True to Life

Biopics and adaptations add to the thrill

08 January 2021
Priya Darshini: The Pulse of the Periphery
Feature
Priya Darshini: The Pulse of the Periphery

Indian singer Priya Darshini, based in New York, is a Grammy nominee for her live album, with each song recorded in a single take

11 December 2020
Hansal Mehta: Stirred By A Scam
Cinema
Hansal Mehta: Stirred by a Scam

Hansal Mehta tells Divya Unny how he created a show about the rise and fall of Harshad Mehta whom he sees as neither crook nor hero

27 November 2020
‘The book itself was like a best friend,’ says Mira Nair
Cinema
‘The book itself was like a best friend,’ says Mira Nair

Mira Nair speaks to Divya Unny about her connection with Vikram Seth’s epic and the joys and challenges of filmmaking today

30 October 2020
Arjun Mathur: The Unsuitable Boy
Feature
Arjun Mathur: The Unsuitable Boy

Arjun Mathur tells Divya Unny about battling his inner demons and being nominated for the Best Performance by an Actor at the International Emmy Awards

16 October 2020
Swara Bhaskar: The Argumentative Actor
Cinema
Swara Bhasker: The Argumentative Actor

Swara Bhasker does not hold back her political views. She tells Divya Unny how she strikes a balance between art and activism

25 September 2020
A Cut Above
Cinema
A Cut Above

Indian films—about a classical musician, an old truck driver and a young woman—make their mark at the Venice International Film Festival

11 September 2020
Manoj Bajpayee: ‘Good cinema grows on talent, not on power’
Cinema
Manoj Bajpayee: ‘Good cinema grows on talent, not on power’

Manoj Bajpayee’s new film tells of an ageing cop in a polarised city. The actor speaks to Divya Unny about the limits of the insider-outsider battle onscreen and offscreen

07 August 2020
Short and Shocking
Cinema
Short and Shocking

Animation films with a social conscience have become online hits

10 July 2020
Except That
In Memoriam
Sushant Singh Rajput (1986-2020)

An intelligent and large-hearted star gone all too soon

14 June 2020

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 two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

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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