Will a new multiplex revive Kashmir’s cinema culture?
India-administered Kashmir opened its first multiplex in September 2022 after nearly three decades
Irfan Mehraj and Khalid Khan | Jan 18, 2023
Kaushik Ganguly’s transgender love story is a nuanced and unflinching account of life on the margins.
Sohini Chatterjee | Jun 03, 2019
The ‘i’ of the storm
The Bollywood hit ‘Padmaavat’, India’s anti-sati laws and the failure to confront misogyny.
Laxmi Murthy | May 14, 2018
To Modi, with love
The haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be enjoying Pahlaj Nihalani's nationalist agitprop.
Shubhanga Pandey | Nov 17, 2015
COLUMN: Just what is it about funny women that scares Bollywood?
Taran N Khan | Oct 06, 2015
Cinema and the melodrama of nationalism
Understanding the recent furore over Hindi cinema in Bangladesh.
Lotte Hoek | Sep 15, 2015
Reading the nation in war
A review of Gita Viswanath’s book on Indian military literature and Hindi war cinema.
Subarno Chattarji | Nov 14, 2014
Lines of control
What cinematic representations of the Line of Control say about Indo-Pak relations and the collective unconscious.
Gita Viswanath | Oct 27, 2014
The unique and universal in Satyajit Ray’s filmmaking
Are Satyajit Ray’s films still relevant today?
Ramray Bhat | Nov 12, 2013
Watching the detectives
Can Bengal’s enduring love affair with fictional detectives translate from the adda to the Indian big screen?
Anuradha Sengupta | Nov 08, 2013
In Mizoram, a refugee crisis highlights Mizo tribal affinities and hostility
Shared Zo identity has Mizos extending hospitality to Chin and Kuki-Chin refugees from Myanmar and Bangladesh. More remarkable is that Chakmas, mistreated by the Mizo majority in Mizoram, have welcomed Kuki-Chin refugees too
The political fallout of violence in Manipur, Bangladesh’s economic crisis, the crackdown on PTI supporters and more
May - Updates and analysis from around the region
In ‘Agra’, a grim portrait of the repressed Indian man
Director Kanu Behl’s Hindi feature film examines the sexual obsession and frustration of men, mental health and the transactional nature of human relationships in a patriarchal society where space is in short supply
When neoliberalism came to the Indian farm
With a focus on agricultural policy since the 1990s, 'Distress in the Fields' demonstrates how neoliberal interventions sowed the seeds of the crisis faced by farmers today