Monthly Archive: September 2015

Shyam Benegal

Shyam Benegal: Father of Parallel Cinema in India

One may accredit it to his photographer father, who might have enthused young Shyam into filming, but the same destiny didn’t track down his nine siblings. On being asked what brought the thrust to bring...

A character from Bleach, a popular Manga series

The Rise of the ‘Manga’ Phenomenon

Not long back, a Japanese former Prime Minister began serializing his opinions in a column, not in a formal medium of the sort of newspapers or magazines, but rather with Big Comic Spirits – a Manga magazine[1]....

Firefly

Fireflies: Lighting Up the Jungles of India

“The stars form a blanket akin to eternity…it wraps up in an embrace locked with blinding light!” Imagining the thought above makes you wonder at the beauty of light amidst a dark endless expanse....

A dastangoi in progress | Photo Courtesy: dastangoi.blogspot.com

Dastangoi: The Fading Art of Urdu Storytelling

India has been a hub of storytelling and narration from time immemorial. Generations have literally grown up at the feet of our grandparents, listening fascinatedly to all time favourite bedtime stories in wide-eyed wonder....