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Sayani Gupta: The Creative Explorer

Sayani Gupta: The Creative Explorer

  Sayani Gupta is the young, brave, literate face of Hindi cinema. Someone who is keenly interested in the craft of acting. The actor who starred most prominently in Tasher Desh in 2012 and recently in Margarita, With a Straw, will also appear in an important role in Anurag Basu’s forthcoming Jagga Jasoos.  She spoke […]






Shonali Bose: From Darkness To Radiance

Shonali Bose: From Darkness To Radiance

  Margarita, With a Straw continues its triumphant journey across the world, taking director Shonali Bose to assorted festival podiums and vindicating her belief in her brave, little film, again and again. In an interview, Bose recounts the loss, the pain and the cathartic emotions that led to the making of the film. The tragedy […]






The Music Of Togetherness

The Music Of Togetherness

Musicians Roopkumar Rathod and Sunali Rathod celebrated 25 years of togetherness last December and his voice softens as he says, “It is music that brought us together…the music that we eat and breathe. And the music that we live for and will die for together. But a relationship needs nurturing, compromises, space and unconditional support. […]






Vikas Khanna: Shaken & Stirred

Vikas Khanna: Shaken & Stirred

Award-winning, Michelin starred chef, restaurateur, and cookbook writer Vikas Khanna is back with a new book, Shaken & Stirred. This one celebrates the magic of mocktails and Khanna was in town to share a few mixology tricks and to interact with fans and the media. We  pinned him down for a chat about his life and […]






Kalki: Margarita With A Straw Opened My Eyes

Kalki: Margarita With A Straw Opened My Eyes

  Director and writer Shonali Bose after the painfully direct Amu (2005), a film that revisited the 1984 Sikh riots, is back with another story that is close to her heart. Margarita With A Straw draws from a personal tragedy and also the life of a close relative who suffers from Cerebral Palsy ( A […]






His Art Is His Message

His Art Is His Message

If adversity challenges us to be stronger than our pain, Eby N Joseph has been there and done that. Many times over. The Kerala based artist was diagnosed with cancer and has not just survived the disease but is now helping other survivors with the one gift he has always relied on to climb out […]






Waheeda Rehman: ‘Don’t struggle Against The Inevitable’

Waheeda Rehman: ‘Don’t struggle Against The Inevitable’

  In the mid 90s, Waheeda Rehman was negotiating a cusp in her life. After spending a few blissful decades in Bengaluru with husband Kanwaljit (with whom she had starred in the 1964 film Shagoon) in a sprawling hacienda called ‘Gharonda,’  raising two children, initiating an organic cereal brand with friend and neighbour Asharfa Sattar, she was […]






Meenal Agarwal: Imaginer Of All Things

Meenal Agarwal: Imaginer Of All Things

  Working with acclaimed art director Suzanne Caplan Merwanji (whose work in Farhan Akhtar’s film Dil Chahta Hai gave Hindi cinema, a new design template) in the capacity of a photographer, Meenal Agarwal never really thought she would get sucked into the world of creating multi-dimensional cinematic contexts. Contexts  where stories can live, breathe and […]






Navdeep Singh: Man Of The Moment

Navdeep Singh: Man Of The Moment

  Director Navdeep Singh’s journey through the Hindi filmscape has been a bit like the perilous road trip in his latest film NH10. He uses words like ‘crash’ and ‘burn’ to describe the years that followed his first film Manorama Six Feet Under (2007). This moody and atmospheric interpretation of Polanski’s Chinatown won critical acclaim […]






‘Sad That Suzette Had to Die To Prove A Point’

‘Sad That Suzette Had to Die To Prove A Point’

When you call activist Harish Iyer, you hear instead a hilarious warning by Quick Gun Murugan to not waste too much of the gentleman’s time. Compliment Harish on all the work he is doing for rape survivors and LGBT rights and he feigns sadness and says, “But all this is not enough to get me […]






Vinita Bali: ‘How Can Filming Reality Make It Worse?’

Vinita Bali: ‘How Can Filming Reality Make It Worse?’

How do global business leaders manage their time? Very efficiently, if Vinita Bali’s example is anything to go by. She graciously takes calls from unfamiliar journalists but will not agree to a random interview. She wants you to do your homework and not ask scattered questions but once she begins to talk, there is no […]






Of Rainbows and Purple Skies

Of Rainbows and Purple Skies

Purple Skies, a documentary about lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders was recently screened at the Bangalore Queer Film Festival and  the film’s  director Sridhar Rangayan, also a profound thought leader of the LGBT movement and a conversation starter as far as gay rights go in India, was in town.  When the award-winning filmmaker, editor of India’s […]






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