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Shaikh Ayaz

javed-akhtar
Art & Culture
The Akhtar Family Legacy

A way with words is almost a family hand-me-down for Javed and his children Farhan and Zoya, descended as they are from a long line of poets. But what each of them values, above all, is an original voice

20 July 2011
DKBose
Art & Culture
The Maverick Behind DK Bose DK Bose DK

Music director Ram Sampath, who once successfully sued Rakesh and Rajesh Roshan for Rs 2 crore, tells it like it is

30 June 2011
cinema-lagaan
Art & Culture
Ten Years Ago

Ashutosh Gowariker recalls the day Aamir Khan demanded a cast of 20,000 for Lagaan, and he whittled it down to 10,000

29 June 2011
sippy-sholay
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
cinema-bazmi
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
cinema-amol
Cinema
‘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
tussar
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
cinema-aamir
Cinema
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
media-bhatt
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-jogen
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

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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