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In Exile

In Exile

By Amrit Gangar 3

Amrit Gangar uncovers the fascinating stories of Germans working in Bombay cinema before and after the Second World War

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The Middle Path

The Middle Path

By Jai Arjun Singh 0

Jai Arjun Singh remembers one of Hindi cinema’s more enduring relationships, between action superstar Amitabh Bachchan and his gentler mentor Hrishikesh Mukherjee

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The Goldie Standard

The Goldie Standard

By Nasreen Munni Kabir 12

Nasreen Munni Kabir shares an exclusive excerpt from an interview with the late Vijay Anand, during which they talked about music, movies, and being different, and how, sometimes, you just had to let Shammi Kapoor be himself

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From Hell

From Hell

By Shougat Dasgupta 0

Ray was no pessimist. But, writes Shougat Dasgupta, the condition of Kolkata in the 1970s inspired arguably his darkest films

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The Illuminators

The Illuminators

By Anurag Banerjee 1

Mumbai-based photographer Anurag Banerjee captures a brand-new generation of Indian auteurs

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The Killing Season

The Killing Season

Hartosh Singh Bal 0

A failure of the monsoon has always brought India to its knees, writes Hartosh Singh Bal. It was true in the time of the epics, and it’s certainly true now

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The Rite of Return

The Rite of Return

Esther David 0

Esther David is proud of her Bene Israel heritage, but unsure where she fits, whether in India or the larger world

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The Two-Sided Man

The Two-Sided Man

Nina Martyris 2

Nina Martyris considers the Indian roots and Empire leanings of the always controversial Rudyard Kipling

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Feeling for Earth

Feeling for Earth

Anita Roy 0

Anita Roy mulls over two gardens and chooses one to seed afresh

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The Rule of Awe

The Rule of Awe

Stephen Alter 0

Stephen Alter explores his changing relationship with the mountains he was born in, as a climber, survivor and seeker

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