Shaikh Ayaz

Art & Culture
The Lifelong Beneficiary of Sholay

Rohan Sippy on earning dad Ramesh Sippy’s measured praise, his lack of non-filmi skills and the need for dialoguebaazi

16 June 2011
Art & Culture
The Monstrous Hit Maker

Giant hits like Singh is Kingg notwithstanding, Anees Bazmee stands accused of filming Bollywood’s crassest comedies in recent times. He remains steadfastly unapologetic

26 May 2011
‘Aamir and I Were Never Close’

Amole Gupte, who almost got to direct Taare Zameen Par officially, is now ready with his very own Stanley Ka Dabba

11 May 2011
Art & Culture
‘Survival Is Another Kind of Success’

Says an impish Tusshar Kapoor on the cusp of ‘surviving’ 10 years in Bollywood and the success of a film with all the right noises

06 May 2011
Husbands and Wives

Kiran Rao asked Aamir to shut up on the sets of Dhobi Ghat, Rakeysh Mehra’s wife Bharathi nearly walked out of Rang De Basanti. A look at the complexities and comforts of Bollywood’s working couple equations

15 April 2011
Art & Culture
The Strange Silence of Mahesh Bhatt

One of the things we missed most after Radiagate was him announcing a film called Phone Call. Precious words on his recent reticence

31 March 2011
Art & Culture
‘Husain Repeats Himself’

In a rare interview, artist Jogen Chowdhury speaks about his friend MF Husain, his guru Tagore and the thrill of selling a painting for Rs 150

18 March 2011
Art & Culture
Raza Returns to Pay a Debt

After staying in France for nearly 60 years, one of the world’s greatest modern artists, Syed Haider Raza, has decided to “spend the rest of my days” in India

30 December 2010


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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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