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'Leila': Mother, interrupted

New Delhi, June 14 -- In 2013, after the Supreme Court overturned the Delhi high court's decision to decriminalize same-sex love, writer Prayaag Akbar was struck by something he saw in the newspaper. ... Read More


Big Thief's otherworldly sound

New Delhi, June 7 -- There has always been a place in pop music for a ghostly female vocalist. In the 1960s, it was the intimate ye-ye sound of Francoise Hardy; a decade later, Vashti Bunyan's underap... Read More


Film review: 'Bharat' doodles on a large canvas to little effect

New Delhi, June 5 -- Films can creep up on you sometimes. For 130-odd minutes, Bharat trundles along, sometimes diverting, often annoying, deeply inessential. But then, out of nowhere, it turns into a... Read More


Film review: 'Rocketman' wants you to hold it closer

New Delhi, May 31 -- Rocketman opens with Elton John crashing a meeting for recovering addicts. Dressed in a orange jumpsuit, heart-shaped glasses, devil-horn headgear and giant wings, he announces th... Read More


Patrick Eagar: Shot for shot

New Delhi, May 31 -- Patrick Eagar might be the only photographer to inspire a bowling action. On 6 July 1974, during the third Test between India and England at Edgbaston, he took a series of images ... Read More


'PM Narendra Modi' is a feature-length advertisement

New Delhi, May 25 -- PM Narendra Modi was supposed to release on 11 April. At the last minute, the Election Commission decided that a film on a prime ministerial candidate playing in theatres while th... Read More


Godrej buys RK studios: An era of lights, action and camera ends at Mumbai

Mumbai, May 5 -- The era of lights, action and camera came to a doleful end at Mumbai's iconic RK Studios following its sale on Friday to Godrej Properties Ltd (GPL), which plans to convert the 71-yea... Read More


WHEN IN DOUBT, I JUST REACH FOR COLD CUTS

Mumbai, May 4 -- For a single man, living alone, without a cook you'd think salvation would come in the form of the local Udupi joint or kababwala or online food delivery platform. You're wrong. With ... Read More


'A monument that represented the heart and soul of Raj Kapoor'

Mumbai, May 4 -- The era of lights, action and camera came to a doleful end at Mumbai's iconic RK Studios following its sale on Friday to Godrej Properties Ltd (GPL), which plans to convert the 71-yea... Read More


Making their own marvels

New Delhi, April 26 -- What if all the Avengers were Ant Man-sized? This is the challenge Savithru Muthu set for himself, carving 13 figurines of different Avengers out of graphite. It's his way of pa... Read More