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
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
Come Home for Supper

Amateur chefs woo foodies for exotic meals and great table conversation

02 September 2015
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
An Unfinished Act

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

18 February 2015
Art & Culture
Talking Head

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

10 December 2014
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
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
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


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MJ Akbar

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Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm

Makarand R Paranjape

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TCA Raghavan

TCA Raghavan is a former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan and Singapore. His first book, Attendant Lords: Abdur Rahim and Bairam Khan: Courtiers and Poets in Mughal India, was awarded the Mohammad Habib Prize by the Indian History Congress. He is also the author of The People Next Door: The Curious History of India’s Relations with Pakistan and History Men: Jadunath Sarkar, G S Sardesai, Raghubir Sinh and Their Quest for India’s Past. His latest book is Circles of Freedom: Love, Friendship and Loyalty in the Indian National Struggle


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