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Dysfunctionally Functional

Kaveree Bamzai

What seems progressive in one era may well seem retrograde in another

Daily Heroes

Three documentaries—about pioneering women journalists, brothers who rescue birds, and the lookalikes of Bollywood stars—are getting international recognition

Madhuri Dixit: The Return of the Queen

Madhuri Dixit set the template for the modern-day heroine in Bollywood and now she is back to challenge it in a new series that casts her as an ageing diva

KPAC Lalitha (1947-2022): A Cultural Icon

Among the greatest actors of Kerala, she leaves an indelible imprint on the Malayali mind

The Godfather at Fifty

The Godfather embodies the American dream, which is not merely about money and the immigrant making it big, but also keeping the family together while doing so

The Depths of Deepika

Deepika Padukone is reshaping the idea of the Hindi film heroine and of the Indian woman, one movie at a time

Love and Separation

The aesthetics of Indian politics XIII

Bappi Lahiri (1952-2022): Dancing to His Own Tune

He composed memorable songs in forgettable movies but the remix revolution has kept his music alive

Paying It Forward

Shakun Batra is happy to describe himself as a team player who is eager to share credit

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