Gautam Chintamani

'A New Silk Road' book review: The new Chinese narrative

A veteran journalist, Nag throws much light on the Chinese smoke and mirror game.

19 hours ago

Dilip Kumar: In the image of the leader

Dilip Kumar went on to become a magnanimous version of the aura of India’s first premier

24 Jul 2021

The Dutee Chand Story: A true modern sporting icon and her unlikely David vs Goliath story

Born in 1996 in a family that often went without food for days, Dutee began running after watching her elder sister Sarawasti run on the banks of River Brahmani

24 Jul 2021

'The Nolan Variations' book review: The mystique remains

The Nolan Variations is excellent as it’s the closest Nolan would ever come to interpreting his world and decoding his work.

16 Jul 2021

Popular culture hasn't been kind to PV Narasimha Rao

As India enters the 75th year of its independence, it also marks the 30th anniversary of the 1991 reforms.

03 Jul 2021

Full Spectrum book review: Strategic, intriguing, appealing

As someone who understands the world well, Subramaniam tells the story without undue criticism or singling out anyone both in victory and loss.

12 Jun 2021

Coincidental damage?

The way some producers are practically boasting about firing Aaryan suggests the possibility of something more

12 Jun 2021

'Murmurs' book review: Transcending time

At the time of his death in November 2020 following COVID-19 complications, he was preceded perhaps by only Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray when it came to reverence.

29 May 2021

To err is liberal victimhood mentality

Purposefully making a mistake also helps evoke a sense of victimhood, a powerful tool of influence.

22 May 2021

The reality of reel political violence

It wouldn’t be incorrect to say that the genre has more or less concluded that there cannot be any political discourse without the presence of violence in some form.

08 May 2021

An unmistakable sign of elitist behaviour

Mark Twain summed up elitism best by commenting that when red-haired people are above a certain social grade, their hair is auburn.

17 Apr 2021

'RSS: Evolution from an Organization to a Movement' book review: View from the inside out

There is a need to bridge the gap between what the RSS is believed to be and how it operates from within

03 Apr 2021

The apparent realism of the reel

Indian cinema has redefined ‘normal’. Emotional experiences in response to a film have become how we react to reality.

03 Apr 2021

'Goldie: The Man and his Movies' book review| Golden trailblazer

A brilliant filmmaker, Vijay Anand constantly battled the attention that his elder brother and mentor, Dev Anand, attracted.

26 Mar 2021

Of creative liberty and censorship

Some of the greatest Hindi films that depicted societal rage in some form or the other rarely showed the protagonist abusing

12 Mar 2021