Shabana Azmi: The Word Set Free

Shabana Azmi in conversation with Sangeeta Datta Presented by ZEE Entertainment By Paula Van Hagen: Official ZEEJLF At The British Library Blogger I’m every woman, it’s all in me Anything you want done, baby, I’ll do it naturally I’m Every Woman, Chaka Khan Opening with these rousing lines from the legendary Chaka Khan was a… Read more »

The Hit Man: Anurag Kashyap in conversation

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Anurag Kashyap in conversation with Vani Tripathi Tikoo Presented by Dainik Bhaskar By Akunth, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger The title The Hit Man refers not only to the hits that film maker Anurag Kashyap consistently delivers, but also the subjects he keeps hitting at in his films. Kashyap’s latest offering Mukkabaaz has garnered… Read more »

Mira Nair: The Personal and the Political

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Mira Nair in conversation with Vir Sanghvi   Aditya Sinha, Official ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Blogger “It is a sign of social change that we are in a room full of people with a woman who made a movie on Kamasutra,” journalist and talk show host Vir Sanghvi observed. It was an apt way to… Read more »

After the Angry Young Man, the Traditional Young Woman, What Next?


Javed Akhtar and Rachel Dwyer   Apekshita Varshney, ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Official Blogger   Whereas many Bollywood celebrities could be accused of a diluted conscience, Javed Akhtar, the respected poet, lyricist, and screenwriter is a dignified exception. He has spent over 40 years in the film industry, which by itself is no mean feat…. Read more »