Nihira discusses the history of tawaifs in India, their relationship with Hindustani music and Hindi cinema.
Tag: Hindi cinema
The Eyes of the Beholder
Vaishnavi’s short story is about an Amitabh Bachchan fan who has a terrible secret.
Through the unfortunate city of Tbilisi, guided by Parajanaov, Raj Kapoor and the Disco Dancer
Shivaji Das writes about his travels in Georgia.
Female Characters for the Ages
Anuradha Warrier writes about the women in the progressive cinema of Nav Ketan.
A stream of thoughts inspired by Zarina Begum…
…and her performance of ‘Nazar Lagi Raja Tore Bangle Par’, Richard Singer writes.
Of feet, burqas, and boundaries
Ramchander’s notes from Sg.SAIFF 2018.
A song across generations
A short essay by Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar, about the potent power of nostalgia, and a song from the Hindi film Pakeezah.
Nargis on your Wall
A short story by Sithuraj Ponraj, featuring the beloved Nargis Dutt, one of the doyens of Hindi cinema.
When is an Indian not an Indian?
Aashish Gadhvi examines how Hindi cinema portrays the Indian abroad, and how this has changed over the years.
A Bollywood Superstar in China
Anusha Srinivasan attempts to understand Indian actor Aamir Khan’s popularity in China.