Monojit Lahiri

Uncle Sam V Uncle Shyam

Being a celeb in Politics is no guarantee on transporting the voting public to a never-neverland-of-happy-ever-after.

Are Heroines the New Heroes

There is an exciting space and opportunity for bold film-makers and gutsy, gifted actresses to rise above the stereotype, safe, comfort zones and go where few have dared.

Easy Rests the Crown

A faceless extra until a few years ago, Nawaz today is a respected and renowned presence in Bollywood.

Second Acts

The score card on directorial seconds

Flipp’n Flops

Who is to blame when a film flops?

Some Like It Chilled

What is behind our fascination with horror films?

Is Technology Killing Intimacy

Touch or eye-to-eye bonding can never be replaced by silly, coded, corny, cryptic SMS —condensed tight and weirdly worded.

Pati Patni Aur Woh

For the most part in Bollywood though, the other woman is the home-wrecker, bitch, wicked seductress stealing the poor, dumb, confused and weak hero from his sweet, loving, loyal, domesticated wife?

Bollywood Comes of Age

Suddenly the traditional boy-meets-girl formula, accompanied by the attendant melodramatic hi-jinx, has given way to some semblance of realism in subject, story-telling and performance.

The Skinny on Ash’s Fat

Aishwarya’s figure is cause for global distress. The querry “Aishwarya figure”throws up over 4 million results on google.

Are Writers Performers

In a world awash with new tools for communication and engagement, the symbolism, mystique and magic of anonymity, however seductive, is losing ground to new anthems celebrating the spirit of contact, connection and interaction.

Naach Meri Bulbul, Paisa Mile Gaa!

How far are Bollywood stars willing to prostitute themselves?

Are Rajasthani Celebrity Marriages Jinxed?

What’s with this place that causes celeb couples to embrace fatal attraction? Is it really a royal jinx for the glitterati, hypnotized by the color and romance of this amazing state, only to be doomed in their relationship?

Is Small the New Big in Bollywood?

The idiot screen overwhelms the idiot box, once the spot for cute, sweet, homely, intimate fare.

Why The Dirty Picture is 2011’s Hottest Pick

The fact that the movie was a thinly-veiled bio of the southern sex-bomb of the 1980s Silk Smitha added solid, lip-smacking spice.

Gata Rahe Mera Dil

Dev Anand 1923 – 2011

Vidya Balan Undisputed Show Stopper

Atta Girl! Way to go! Never was dirt so sexily rewarding!

Who is the Real King Khan

Over time, serious contenders, such as Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgun and Hrithik Roshan, enjoyed their moments (they still do), but all things considered, the Khan trio between them seem to have hijacked the popular imagination and developed an unmatched and unprecedented fan base across the globe.

Kolaveri Di crosses 10-million mark

Tamil star Dhanush's song Kolaveri Di has become a sleeper blockbuster by crossing 10,559,994 hits since its release November 16 on YouTube

Mein to Ek Khwab Hoon

Whatever happened to Bollywood’s heartbreak melodies?

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