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Ramesh Tekwani

Ramesh Tekwani

Celebrities committing suicide

Celebrities committing suicide

June 23, 2020

Film star Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide last week has revived the debate about why so many celebrities choose to end their lives. When the news of suicide by Sushant Singh Rajput, a talented 34-year-old actor, first broke on lazy Sunday afternoon, made even more lazy by the never-ending lockdown, it sounded like a tasteless joke. […]

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No camera, no lights, no action!

No camera, no lights, no action!

March 28, 2020

Employing nearly 2.5 million people, with overwhelming number on daily wages, the cinema industry is doing precious little to aid the most vulnerable of their lot.

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Indian Film Festival Fantasia
Documentaries in India

Documentaries in India

May 14, 2019

Indian documentary film making is storytelling at its best, but it is no bedtime story. It makes one want to get up and get into action. Purveyors of fiction films tend to marginalise documentaries as non-entertainment; yet they have no compunction about borrowing liberally from reality and simply covering it all up with an opening […]

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The fish market at Sassoon Dock in Mumbai

The fish market at Sassoon Dock in Mumbai

October 7, 2017

In Mumbai, the financial capital of India, where people earn fortunes by trading stocks, many sell fish to earn their livelihood. On the western coast of India, the capital city of Maharashtra is a treasure trove for many because of its proximity to the Arabian Sea, and the business the waves get with them. At […]

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Evolution of Animation in India

Evolution of Animation in India

May 8, 2017

Indian animation speaks a language of its own. It has a life of its own and an acceptability that knows no borders. Over time, the Indian animators have evolved a style that always suits the story even as the presentation remains their very own; creating an appeal that is universal while the DNA remains intrinsically Indian.

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The New Normal?
Documentary Film
Films by Children: India Takes the Lead
Short Films: Cinema’s Step-Child
North East cinema: Tales from the margins
Documenting India through Shorts