Farewell, Our Chandni of Moonlit Romance

Rachel Dwyer

She could change expressions as quickly as clouds pass over the sun. In moments, it could change from sad, happy, adoring or scared to surprise. Her huge eyes with long lashes seem too exaggerated to be real, and when she rolls them in silliness, winks in naughtiness or fills them with tears, they are unmissable. She wrinkles her nose and pouts, bites her lip and smiles

Our Lady of Desire

Sridevi and the beautiful symmetry of destiny and daring

Thank You for Being the One

“It’s not easy to be an actor. These girls will never know what it takes and how much one has to sacrifice,” she said to me that day as her elder daughter Janhvi threw a tantrum about her make-up. Fan, critic and actor Divya Unny remembers

Sridevi: Queen of the Eighties

Thank you for the memories, and thank you for the movies, Sri

Natvar Bhavsar: ‘I’m a freak of nature’

A leading diasporic artist brings his first retrospective to India. Natvar Bhavsar tells Ritika Kochhar about the importance of homecoming

Internal Affairs

On the curious sudden arrest of Dawood Ibrahim’s brother

Divine Comedy

What happened after a young girl took a drug in Dubai

The Freak City

Dubai is astonishing. But sometimes, when you are standing there, you expect a man’s voice to suddenly shout ‘pack up’, and everything to disappear


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