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Mohini Chaudhuri

Sets of Bajirao Mastani designed by Sujeet Sawant and Sriram Iyengar
Art & Culture
Production Designers: Scene Sealers

They give form to a filmmaker’s vision, yet they toil in relative anonymity. The production designers of Bollywood have proved their genius in recent films

09 March 2016
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Art & Culture
For the Fun of It

So goes Vikas Bahl’s mantra, whether he is chasing scripts or making movies under his own banner. As he awaits the release of Shaandaar, the filmmaker explains why

24 September 2015
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Living
Come Home for Supper

Amateur chefs woo foodies for exotic meals and great table conversation

02 September 2015
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Art & Culture
The Verdict

Turning the courtroom genre on its head, Chaitanya Tamhane’s debut film Court is drama in slow realism

23 April 2015
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Cinema
An Unfinished Act

The struggle of an award-winning Partition film, Qissa, for an audience in India

18 February 2015
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Art & Culture
Talking Head

Hussain Dalal is Bollywood’s most sought after dialogue writer. But that is not his only job

10 December 2014
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Art & Culture
The Copycat Hitmaker

With two back-to-back blockbusters, director Mohit Suri is finally the talk of the town. His films follow a fixed formula of doomed love, lilting music and derivative story lines. But is there more than meets the viewer’s eye?

20 August 2014
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Art & Culture
Bright Pants, Big Plans

Narendra Kumar Ahmed gains in influence even as he shuts down stores. His new job at Amazon India lets him focus on his designs and give techies style tips

23 October 2013
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Art & Culture
The Heir Is on Air

Comedian Johny Lever tried to keep his daughter Jamie J away from the glare of showbiz, but she was too talented to ignore

21 September 2013

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

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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