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Student of cinema

Thursday 2 January '14

In the limelight for Miss Lovely, actor Niharika Singh talks about discovering cinema after leaving Mumbai.
‘Our intention was to tell a story out of the streets of Lahore’

Sunday 8 December '13

Meenu Gaur, who co-wrote and co-directed Zinda Bhaag, Pakistan’s Oscar entry after nearly 50 years, on mining Lahore to tell a story of the land and the revival of cinema in Pakistan.
Dimple Kapadia: Forty years on, I am still living off 'Bobby'

Friday 6 December '13

Life, on and off the screen, has been a roller-coaster ride for Dimple Kapadia. In her signature candour, the actor talks about her insecurities and why she slacks off intermittently.
‘Forty years on, I am still living off Bobby’

Friday 6 December '13

Life, on and off the screen, has been a roller-coaster ride for Dimple Kapadia. In her signature candour, the actor talks about her insecurities and why she slacks off intermittently.
‘Forty years on, I am still living off Bobby’

Friday 6 December '13

Life, on and off the screen, has been a roller-coaster ride for Dimple Kapadia. In her signature candour, the actor talks about her insecurities and why she slacks off intermittently.
Images from IFFI

Friday 29 November '13

As the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) draws to a close in Goa, here are some sidelights: Focus Northeast
Images from IFFI

Friday 29 November '13

As the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) draws to a close in Goa, here are some sidelights:
A Dialogue with Death

Thursday 28 November '13

The Coffin Maker creates a buzz at IFFI with its stellar cast and Goan flavour.
‘I am completely driven by curiosity’

Sunday 24 November '13

On a visit to Mumbai to launch his first work of non-fiction, author Vikram Chandra, 52, speaks on the joys of computer coding, how it made the prime passion of his life – writing – possible and why h...
‘Getting an oscar is like running for president’

Friday 22 November '13

Oscar-winning Susan Sarandon on her life as an actor-activist.
‘Getting an oscar is like running for president’

Friday 22 November '13

Oscar-winning Susan Sarandon on her life as an actor-activist.
Tehelka forms panel to probe sexual assault charge against Tarun Tejpal

Friday 22 November '13

Tehelka said in a statement that the panel has been formed in accordance with Vishaka guidelines and will be presided over by Urvashi Butalia, eminent feminist and publisher.
‘Getting an Oscar like running for President’

Friday 22 November '13

Susan Sarandon on her life as an actor-activist
A Man of Action

Tuesday 19 November '13

Even as his film R... Rajkumar is yet to release, Prabhudheva slips into the director’s role for Action Jackson.
‘Cinema a way of life in India, should be given heritage status’

Monday 18 November '13

At an Idea Exchange moderated by Alaka Sahani, filmmaker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, who is in the process of setting up a film heritage foundation, along with his colleague Irawati Harshe, talks about...
A Man of Action

Sunday 17 November '13

Even as his R... Rajkumar is yet to hit theatres, Prabhudheva slips into the director’s seat again for Action Jackson.
Grey Matter

Thursday 14 November '13

Grey Matter

Thursday 14 November '13

Five years ago, Gulshan Devaiah quit a successful fashion business to become an actor.
Grey Matter

Thursday 14 November '13

The character of this ruthless gangster was not fleshed out at that time.
A Lab for Theatre

Wednesday 13 November '13

With Adishakti's three new plays, all contemporary interpretations of the Ramayana, Mumbai gets a taste of theatre with a difference.

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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments
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