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Open Letter to PM Modi – ‘More of us will speak every day…’

After 49 eminent citizens were booked for alleged ‘sedition’ for penning an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing concern over growing incidents of mob lynching, another 185 members of the cultural community have endorsed the letter. They include… Continue Reading →

Sedition Charges Against Celebs Who Wrote to PM on Lynchings

An FIR was lodged on Thursday, 3 October in Bihar’s Muzzaffarpur against nearly 50 celebrities, including Ramchandra Guha, Mani Ratnam and Aparna Sen. An FIR was lodged on Thursday, 3 October in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur against nearly 50 celebrities, including Ramchandra… Continue Reading →

R.I.P. Viju Khote. If Gabbar Singh Is Immortal, So Will Be Kalia Of Sholay!

RIP Viju Khote: From Sholay’s Kalia to Andaz Apna Apna’s Robert, revisit his best roles Viju Khote, who passed away in Mumbai on Monday at 77, was one such actor who proved the maxim that no actor is big or… Continue Reading →

Why This Malayali Journalist’s Documentary On Demonetisation was not screened

Became Controversial In Delhi A screening of the documentary at Kerala Club in Delhi was cancelled after threats from members of the Sangh Parivar. When Malayali journalist and filmmaker Sanu Kummil decided to screen his documentary on demonetisation at the… Continue Reading →

No separate nod required for sub-titles of certified film: Bombay HC Mumbai: There is no earthly reason to prevent addition of sub-titles to an already-certified film, Bombay high court said on Wednesday as it directed the Censor Board to follow procedure to allow the same under the law. A bench… Continue Reading →

Cinema and the State: How Mani Ratnam’s Roja Made You an Unsuspecting Nationalist

 The Discussion Map charts important debates from the pages of the EPW.  January 1993. A cinema hall in Hyderabad. The Telugu version of Maniratnam’s film Roja is being shown. Every show displays the “house full” board, and every seat in… Continue Reading →

Sahitya Akademi Award-winning writer Kiran Nagarkar dies at 77

Mumbaikar who redefined modernist writing, from the epic to the miniature Mumbai: Eminent writer Kiran Nagarkar, whose epic novel Cuckoldand riotously funny Ravan and Eddie trilogy count among the most celebrated works of fiction by an Indian writer in… Continue Reading →

And The Music Stops…. Khayyam #RIP

February 18, 1927-August 19, 2019AND THE MUSIC STOPS Veteran composer Khayyam breathed his last in a Mumbai hospital around 9.30 pm on Monday Khalid Mohamed He always had a furrowed brow, as if he was waiting to reach an errant… Continue Reading →

Vidya Sinha – Alvida Rajnigandha of Indian Cinema #RIP

Vidya Sinha (1947-2019): Most Memorable Roles of the Actress Vidya Sinha was born in a family directly related to films. Her father Pratap Rana, who was a producer, was married to the daughter of film director Mohan Sinha. Actress Vidya… Continue Reading →

Mani Ratnam, Anurag Kashyap, other celebrities write open letter to PM Modi over lynchings

Strong words from 49 eminent personalities to PM Modi   The letter also states that the phrase “Jai Shri Ram” has been reduced to a “provocative war cry” On 23 July, a group of artists, filmmakers, social activists and medical… Continue Reading →

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