Sthira Bhattacharya thinks about why two dance sequences from Indian cinema of the 90s have stayed with her.
Category: Personal Essays
A meditation on the meaning of family
Harini Pryor writes about The Shoplifters, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or-winning film.
A Secret Love
Tehmina Khan shares her thoughts on Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire.
Mysteries of Monsoon
Sripad Sridhar shares his experiences as a wildlife photographer and filmmaker.
Female Characters for the Ages
Anuradha Warrier writes about the women in the progressive cinema of Nav Ketan.
Jurassic Park Live in Concert
Sureshkumar revisits a movie from his childhood, under very different circumstances.
A stream of thoughts inspired by Zarina Begum…
…and her performance of ‘Nazar Lagi Raja Tore Bangle Par’, Richard Singer writes.
Naveena tags along with a film crew and lives to tell the tale.
On the perils of opining about a movie
Why watch a movie? Why write about it? Madhu has questions, and maybe some answers.
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.
How Studio Ghibli brought Japan back to me
Julia Shiota writes about growing up Japanese-American; with art work by Clinton Tham.
Movie watching in the Gulf
Manishankar Prasad looks at how the Indian diaspora in the Middle East consumes films.
Why Bergman? Why not?
Amitava Akash Nag tells us what Bergman’s films mean to him.
Missing dosa in Delaware
Naveena Vijayan watches a gourmet film that leaves her hungry.
The AV Room
Mukesh Manjunath was once a boy who watched too many movies. He writes a personal essay about the cinema that made him.
The City of People
Bala writes about experiencing the Kolkata of Satyajit Ray on his travels, and experiencing Ray’s films as a window to Kolkata.
பாலா சத்யஜித் ரேயின் படங்களில் கண்ட கொல்கத்தாவிற்கு சென்று வந்த அனுபவத்தைப் பற்றியும், அவரின் படங்கள் நமக்கு கொடுத்த கொல்கத்தா அனுபவத்தை பற்றியும் எழுதியுள்ளார்.
The Dichotomy of Movies and Travelling
Looking back on his trip to Himachal Pradesh, K writes about the dichotomy that cinema and travel represent.