Film & Music

Bollywood Updates

  I first look at the story: Aamir Actor Aamir Khan, who is known to be the perfectionist of Bollywood, looks at the script while deciding a film. “When I sign a film, I first look at the story or

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Changing Culture of Indian Clubs

Most people might believe that Nucleya has been around only for the past few years. But the phenomenon that is Udyan Sagar, who is better known by his stage name, came about bit by bit since the 1990s. Today, he

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Bollywood Updates

No Christmas holiday for Ranbir Actor Ranbir Kapoor will have a working Christmas this year as he is busy with his shooting schedule of Shamshera with his director Karan Malhotra. Giving him company will be his leading lady in the

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The Changing Face of Gorakhpur

In my almost two years of stay in Delhi, I have developed a fad for Shankar Market in Connaught place. The reasons are not legion but a single one that binds me to that market. It has a book shop

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You Make or Break Your Own Destiny

What is the usual reaction when things go wrong? One blames luck. This is gross ignorance. Don’t we know what luck, destiny or fate is? This is the accumulated result of deeds done by us in the past, both good

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A Burst of Colors

A hint of traditional Baul music, originally performed by the mystics from West Bengal and Bangladesh is combined with a bit of contemporary Australian Jazz, Rock and Western production aesthetics. The resultant fusion sometimes has a wholeness that’s difficult to

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Anil Chawla: “Directing Ramayana in Urdu Represents India at its Best”

In the divisive times that we live in, when Urdu — a language that was born in the country — is considered the exclusive preserve of Muslims, it is only fitting that Jashn-e-Rekhta, the biggest festival in the world celebrating

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An Interview with the Cast of Aquaman!

Aquaman will be a success not just because of a strong storyline but also the effort and passion that went into the shooting of the much-awaited film. Can you tell us James, what was the most important part for you

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Kannada Actor Yash: “ South Cinema has a Lot to Offer”

There may be a difference in dal aur roti and sambhar aur dosa, but North and South India is united in its choice of films. People love everything — Bollywood, Tollywood and Kollywood. The popularity of South Indian cinema has

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Pahuna: Talks About Displacement and Identity

What are you telling children when they see Bollywood? You go, fall in love and that is the end of life. Or that you should go find a villain and beat the crap out of him. We are constantly reiterating

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