Category Archive: Cinema etc.

“Chinese Coffee” at Mumbai’s Prithvi Theatre

The play “Chinese Coffee” will be staged on July 5 and 6, 2014 at Prithvi Theatre, Mumbai There are two reasons for us to return to Prithvi Theatre with this play. First is… Continue reading

मातृभाषा ख़तम तो आप ख़तम

नितिन चंद्रा फ़िल्मकार हैं. उनसे nitinchandra25[at] पर संपर्क किया जा सकता है. भोजपुरी सिनेमा की शुरुआत 1962 में हुई, राष्ट्रपति राजेंद्र प्रसाद ने नज़ीर हुसैन साहब को कहा कि भोजपुरी बनाइये इत्यादि बातें… Continue reading

Revisiting ‘Ek Ruka Hua Faisla’

Vishal Shrivastava is a student of Law at Institute of Law, Nirma University. At a time when there is a rampant increase in the number of crimes in the country, citizens favouring vigilante… Continue reading

‘My films are nothing without the causes they speak about and the people they champion’

Veteran Documentary Filmmaker Anand Patwardhan‘s Acceptance Speech after being honoured with V Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award at the Mumbai International Film Festival 2014 on February 3, 2014 in Mumbai, India I have mixed… Continue reading

An appeal to the organisers and participants of Jaipur Literature Festival

Please endorse and share widely… A writer’s life is a highly vulnerable, almost naked activity. We don’t have to weep about that. The writer makes his choice and is stuck with it. But… Continue reading

Some words on Om Dar Ba Dar

ओम दर-ब-दर

जवाहरलाल नेहरु विश्वविद्यालय, नई दिल्ली से पी एच डी अरविन्द दास पत्रकार और फोटोग्राफ़र हैं. सोशल नेटवर्किंग साइट और न्यू मीडिया पर इन दिनों ‘ओम दर-ब-दर’ की खूब चर्चा है. पिछले दिनों जब… Continue reading

Maunraag- Exploring the thoughts of Mahesh Elkunchwar

Sharmistha Saha is a student of Performance Studies at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Maunraag (Monologue) directed by Vaibhav Abnave, which was an Official Selection for India Gold 2013 competition section of the 15th… Continue reading

Farooq Sheikh: An actor nonpareil and a wonderful human soul

Rupen Ghosh is a Delhi-based senior GoI officer with a keen interest in arts and literature. It is extremely painful to reconcile that Farooq Sheikh, a prominent member of socially meaningful cinema during… Continue reading

फारूख शेख साब, सलाम

“अरे और लीजिये! आम भी कोई गिन के खाता है क्या? आम है, अशर्फियाँ नहीं.” फारूख शेख साब हमें अपने गुजरात के बगीचे के आम (जो बहुत ही कायदे से छीले और बराबर… Continue reading

Indian society is regressive for women: Mallika Sherawat

“As a woman, I should lie about the state of women that’s in our country? So I didn’t lie. I said the truth.” Mallika Sherawat