Awards

  • Indian award shows: It's a drag, literally

    Witcraft |  Shomini Sen
    The other day, while watching a repeat telecast of last year's Stardust Awards, I couldn't help but wonder how poorly executed our awards shows are....

  • Symbols of a composite culture: Prof Gopichand Narang and Urdu

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    A recent recipient of the Moortidevi Award given by the Bharatiya Jnanpith as well as the Sitara-e-Imtiaz given by the Government of Pakistan, Prof Gopichand...

  • An Interview with Mallika Dutt, president and CEO of Breakthrough

    The One World Blog |  Manu Bhagavan
    Mallika Dutt is the founder of the groundbreaking human rights organization Breakthrough, where she serves as President and CEO. Breakthrough combines innovative new technologies with...

  • Mamata opens her heart to KKR, forgets Soumitra

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's unbridled joy at the Kolkata Knight Riders winning the fifth season of the Indian Premier League was...

  • Contemporary Indian literatures

    From Heart to Heart |  H S Shivaprakash
    In spite of having an uninterrupted history of 200 years, Indian literatures, written in 22 officially recognized major languages, countless tribal languages and in foreign...

  • Filmfare & how films fared in 2011

    Voice Over |  Rajen Garabadu
    The immediate provocation for this piece is the Filmfare Awards telecast this year on Sunday - can't remember if it is it is the 56th...

  • INSPIRE - Awards for a new India

    Connect |  Jaimon Joseph
    The craze around Anna Hazare's campaign drowned out at least one perhaps more deserving issue. The startling brilliance of our nation's children. A Manasa ...

  • Day two: Counting down to the Grammys

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    Just a quick note as we dash out this morning, downtown LA beckons... We're going to meet Chandrika Tandon today - nominated for a Grammy...

  • Grammys: Dispatch one from the City of Angels

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    So many songs in my head - so little time to choose an appropriate soundtrack, to this blog. You pick - from California Dreaming... to...

  • Rajdeep Sardesai's blog: State of the Republic

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    On Republic Day eve, the five top news headlines perhaps reflected the state of the nation. The first was the tragic story of the Malegaon...

  • Colin Firth & the Tragedy of Awards

    Sushi's Blog |  Sushant Mehta
    Hi! I'm posting an 'off camera' conversation with actor Colin Firth about award ceremonies, his favourite actors, and of course Bollywood. This was after my...