Rachel Dwyer is an author and culture critic based in London. She has written extensively on Hindi cinema and is an Open contributor
Soumitra Chatterjee became every character he played
Tantric approaches to a misinterpreted goddess
Will there be an Indian Shtisel one day?
Retirement and the thrill of a new beginning
Smelling my way through a cultural maze
The Gothic film and rural India’s struggle with modernity
The representation of illness in Hindi cinema is both sublime and ridiculous
A part of us too died with them
Between Bombay and Mumbai, reel by reel
Books, biryani and other delights of a charming city
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Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals
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Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation
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