The Gulzar-verse

Kaveree Bamzai

A cultural icon remembers the richness of his relationships

Khayyam (1927-2019): Soul Musician

In 75 working years, the composer worked for only 54 movies but left behind immortal songs

The Eternal Poet

A new biography of Sahir Ludhianvi brings to life the poet who changed the idiom of Hindi cinema lyrics

Shuddh Desi

Jaideep Sahni is fascinated by cities like Jaipur, Indore and Kochi. Their youth, he says, are “the cutting edge of our swords against feudal traditions”

The Reluctant Songwriter

With his quirky lines and robust slang, Amitabh Bhattacharya of Dev.D fame is one of Bollywood’s busiest lyricists today

The ‘Ban’ on Javed Akhtar

Is there one? What kind of ban is it? And how do you enforce one anyway? The legal/ethical lines seem blurry


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