Features

Sita Sings the Blues

Beyond Bollywood #2: Sita Sings the Blues

Director Nina Paley uses lightness and humour to weave together a cutting commentary on one of the greatest epics in history.

Sainsbury's

Of Cheap Coffee and Angry Yellow Curries

For an Indian living in the U.K., an angry yellow curry is better than no curry.

The Pool

Beyond Bollywood #1: The Pool

Chris Smith’s The Pool is a narrative of survival, not triumph; of life, not drama. Released in 2007, it is everything that Slumdog Millionaire was not.

Nipun Mehta

The Man Who Doesn’t Use Money

In 2012, all it took was a 20-minute-long talk at UPenn for an unknown name, Nipun Mehta, to become an Internet phenomenon.

Air India

Ghosts of Homecomings Past

Flying Air India somehow brings out the unreasonable, the rebellious, and the ridiculous in a disconcertingly large number of passengers.

Bhaji Gully

A Portrait of Bhaji Gully

A small fire pierces the indigo chill, while the rough bristles of a broom scrape the stained pavements.

The Ramayana Syndrome

The Ramayana Syndrome

What would happen today if an attempt were made to project on T.V. a different version of the Ramayana?

Shaa'ir + Func

Flies on the Wall

Monica Dogra, Randolph Correia, Aditya Ashok, and Rohit ‘P-Man’ Pereira talk to us about life on the road as Shaa’ir + Func.

Ralegan Siddhi

Chasing Anna

For people living in Pune, the village of Ralegan Siddhi is not such an unusual choice for a day picnic.

For Ladies

Real Development

It seems like the fate of a development studies student is to be cynical and dissatisfied in an educated but distant way.

Bringing Up Uncle

Bringing Up Uncle

Growing up, no one showed me how to shave in a hurry or sleep with women without falling in love, and that sort of deprival lasts a lifetime.

Girls of Chennai

Girls of Chennai

I wish every girl in the world could grow up in a city like this, a city that doesn’t frighten her.