Shabana Azmi

KIFF 2019 ends on a successful note

KIFF 2019 ends on a successful note

November 17, 2019

The week-long celebrations of world cinema at the Kolkata International Film Festival came to an end on November 15 at a great note.

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Bollywood’s tribute to the Jallianwala Bagh martyrs

Bollywood’s tribute to the Jallianwala Bagh martyrs

April 20, 2019

This year marks the centenary of one of the darkest day of Indian history, the Jallianwala Bagh massacre. Here is a look at how Indian movies have being documenting the event with their artistic portrayal.

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Indian films caught in controversy

Indian films caught in controversy

December 6, 2017

Even before Padmavati, other cinematic martyrs have faced the wrath of religious and communal well-wishers in India.

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Sujata Bajaj’s ‘Ganapati’ connection

Sujata Bajaj’s ‘Ganapati’ connection

March 14, 2017

A sincere worshipper of Lord Ganapati (Ganesha), Indian artist Sujata Bajaj has been creating geometrical and sharp structures of the deity over the years and recently came up with another book of creations, titled ‘Ganapati’.

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Five Bollywood veterans who came from theatre

Five Bollywood veterans who came from theatre

January 18, 2017

Had it not been for theatre, Bollywood would not have met these actors who changed how Indian cinema is envisaged today, even in the west. Here’s the ‘famous five’ for you.

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Amul producing ads with a twist for decades

Amul producing ads with a twist for decades

September 12, 2016

Amul Cooperative,reportedly the world's 13th largest dairy company, has had a long history of producing socially relevant advertisements based on the happenings in and around India. Whether it is politics, social issues or simple pop culture reference, Amul hasn’t disappointed ...

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Urdu in the 21st Century

Urdu in the 21st Century

February 15, 2016

While classic poets such as Mir Taqi Mir and Mirza Ghalib of the 17th and 18th century set a benchmark, even in the modern world, Urdu, one of the principal languages of India, is alive and thriving with rich poetry, theatre, qawwali and mushaira.   Every word that Gulzar, a...

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