Nihira discusses the history of tawaifs in India, their relationship with Hindustani music and Hindi cinema.
Vaishnavi’s short story is about an Amitabh Bachchan fan who has a terrible secret.
Shivaji Das writes about his travels in Georgia.
Anuradha Warrier writes about the women in the progressive cinema of Nav Ketan.
…and her performance of ‘Nazar Lagi Raja Tore Bangle Par’, Richard Singer writes.
Ramchander’s notes from Sg.SAIFF 2018.
A short essay by Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar, about the potent power of nostalgia, and a song from the Hindi film Pakeezah.
A short story by Sithuraj Ponraj, featuring the beloved Nargis Dutt, one of the doyens of Hindi cinema.
Aashish Gadhvi examines how Hindi cinema portrays the Indian abroad, and how this has changed over the years.
Anusha Srinivasan attempts to understand Indian actor Aamir Khan’s popularity in China.