bollywood

The ‘i’ of the storm

The Bollywood hit ‘Padmaavat’, India’s anti-sati laws and the failure to confront misogyny.

| May 14, 2018

About bread, beauty, and revolution

COLUMN: The life and work of Khwaja Ahmad Abbas

| May 09, 2016

The Bollywood disconnect

COLUMN: India’s film fraternity needs to shake off its distaste for the ‘political’ and speak up.

| Nov 03, 2015

Funny fatale

COLUMN: Just what is it about funny women that scares Bollywood?

| Oct 06, 2015

Cinema and the melodrama of nationalism

Understanding the recent furore over Hindi cinema in Bangladesh.

| Sep 15, 2015

The mainstream and the margin

Reflections on the independent film scene in India.

| Mar 13, 2015

Deadly Love

Obsessive male pursuit of women is commonplace in Indian cinema, reflecting deep-seated and worrying social norms.

| Sep 15, 2013

In Defense of the Song Sequence

The song and dance sequence in Bollywood cinema is often dismissed as a frivolous filler, but there is substance to it

| Sep 15, 2013

Patriotism and Pakistani Cinema

Pakistani cinema has declined in output in recent decades, but does banning Indian movies help its revival?

| Sep 15, 2013

Pictures in Paradise

Entertainment in the Maldives

| Sep 15, 2013

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