Books

The Influence Of Meena Kumari On Deepti Naval

Deepti Naval's memoir, "A Country Called Childhood" is about growing up in Amritsar in the tumultuous Fifties and Sixties

The History Of The Angrezi Villain

Excerpt from Balaji Vittal's 'Pure Evil: The Bad Men Of Bollywood'

How Laxmikant-Pyarelal’s Iconic Musical Partnership Came To Be

An excerpt from Rupa Publications' Music By Laxmikant Pyarelal, authored by entertainment journalist Rajiv Vijayakar

‘Desperately Seeking Shah Rukh’ Taps Into The Myth And The Mannat Of SRK

Economist Shrayana Bhattacharya’s debut book is her ode to both Shah Rukh and the women in whom he elicits desire,…

Amitav Ghosh’s Jungle Nama, Performed by Ali Sethi, Playfully Dabbles In Simple Folk Storytelling And Polished Theatrical Production

Jungle Nama is illustrated by artist Salman Toor, and the audiobook is performed by Ali Sethi

Spending Six Years Chasing The Story Of Satya: Uday Bhatia On Bullets Over Bombay

The author speaks about the characters of Satya that don’t work, the legacy, and the queer-coded genre of gangster films

How Mrinal Sen Spotted The Actor Behind Mithun Chakraborty’s Flamboyance

An excerpt from Rupa Publication’s Mithun Chakraborty: The Dada of Bollywood, authored by film journalist Ram Kamal Mukherjee

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Patchwork Memoir Lays Bare His Tension Between Commercial And Experimental Filmmaking

“The Stranger In The Mirror” (Rupa Publications) outlines Mehra’s life in the ad world, the highs and lows of commercial…

How Amitabh Bachchan’s Vision Inspired Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra To Push His Boundaries

An excerpt from Rupa Publications' The Stranger In The Mirror, an autobiography by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra with author Reeta Ramamurthy…

Girish Karnad’s Memoir Is Symbolic Of The Bridge Between Art And Entertainment

The theater playwright, film director, actor, administrator, and activist, Girish Karnad pens his memoirs which is personal, dense, but filled…

Kabir Bedi’s Autobiography Is A Defensive Corrective Against His Playboy Heartbreaker Image

His open marriage with Protima Bedi, his affair with Parveen Babi where he was blamed for her mental breakdown, his…