Profiles

A Full House

A Full House

The name Sajid Khan brings to mind a silver screen and award show host who has tickled the funny bone of thousands for the last two decades. The last six years saw him venture into the field of film direction, debuting as a director on Ram Gopal Varma’s Darna Zaroori...
Hero or Villain?

Hero or Villain?

“ If you want to know about the research that went into the making of this film, login to YouTube and type Paan Singh Tomar,” says Tigmanshu Dhulia, when asked to share details about the film. For those who have seen the trailers of Dhulia’s biopic Paan Singh Tomar,...
Candid Conversations

Candid Conversations

In 2008, while Mumbai was being attacked by terrorists, CUNY graduate student Vandana Sood watched the nightmare unfold on her laptop in New York City (NYC). “I had been working with South Asian taxi drivers in NYC, making short films about their experiences around...
Farewell, Mitra

Farewell, Mitra

In the concluding bio for “The Brave Queen,” his last piece for India Currents, Frank Rogers, with characteristic humility, identified himself simply as “a retired university professor” and “amateur student of India’s history.” This appellation is understated and yet...
Midas of the Bibliosphere

Midas of the Bibliosphere

The world of Indian education may be full of teachers, policy makers, and even a few conmen seeking to influence the life of students hungry with ambition, desperate to raise their social and economic status. But it takes an author like Chetan Bhagat to not only write...