Category Archive: Art

Hybrid versus “Pure”- A Flawed Theorem

Sophia Pandeya responds to Suleman Akhtar’s article on the music being created in Coke Studio series. Sophia’s writing is informed by Eastern as well as Western modern and traditional poetic forms.  Born in… Continue reading

Zindagi Badi Honi Chahiye, Lambi Nahin…ha, ha, ha

Susmita Dasgupta, a ‘Sociologist of everyday life’ wrote her Doctoral thesis on Amitabh Bachchan. Her blog is here. The first Hindi film I saw which I also happened to follow and recall was… Continue reading

‘Superstar’ Rajesh Khanna

A sneak peek into the happenings of the sizzling 70’s when ‘Superstar’ Rajesh Khanna (29 Dec 1942 – 18 July 2012)) reigned supreme!! The documentary was made by BBC in 1973

Cartoonist Ali Ferzat of Syria

This is the 1st Episode of SAMAR MEDIA‘s series of interviews on Cartoonists from the Arab Worldfeaturing Syrian Cartoonist Ali Ferzat of Syria:

Ghassan Kanafani: In Our Memory

As’ad AbuKhalil in Al Akhbar. You would not know it. If you navigate in all the English language blogs, websites and newspapers dealing with the Middle East, you would not have known that… Continue reading

Sing Raag Basant, then interview

Weird, incisive, witty, temperamental — a journalist meets people with these qualities and more. It’s a different world out there. The mind must be ready to explore, question and appreciate, Sumati Mehrishi, a… Continue reading

Coke Studio is making a mockery out of our culture

Suleman Akhtar is a mechanical engineer based in the UAE originally belonging to Gujrat, Pakistan. You can read more by Suleman here, or follow him on Twitter @SlmnAkhtar. This article was first published on Express… Continue reading

एक ‘टैं टैं टों टों’ लड़की

लेखक-पत्रकार गौरव सोलंकी अपने निराले अंदाज़ में चर्चित संगीतकार स्नेहा खानवलकर की दिलचस्प यात्रा का बयान कर रहे हैं.    वह एक लड़की थी, स्कूलबस के लम्बे सफ़र में चेहरा बाहर निकालकर गाती… Continue reading

चलती हुई तस्वीरें या सपनों का कारखाना : सिनेमा क्या है?

तत्याना षुर्लेई एक Indologist और फिल्म-आलोचक हैं। फिलहाल पोलैंड के शहर क्राकोव सिथत Jagiellonian University में The Courtesan Figure in the Iconography on Indian Popular Cinema:Tradition, Stereotype, Manipulation नामक विषय पर पीएचडी के लिए… Continue reading

गजाला जावेद

प्रकाश के रे बरगद के संपादक हैं. करीब तीन साल पहले जब पकिस्तान के खैबर-पख्तूनख्वा ईलाके में तालिबानियों द्वारा गीत-संगीत पर पाबंदी की खबरें आ रही थीं, उन्हीं दिनों पकिस्तान से कार्यकर्ताओं, पत्रकारों… Continue reading

Abbas and Nehruvian aesthetics in Indian Cinema

On the occasion of the 98th Birth Anniversary of noted film personality Khwaja Ahmed Abbas (7 June 1914 – 1 June 1987), we pay our tribute to the filmmaker, writer and journalist. Professional… Continue reading

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