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  • 13-Jan-2017 | Vikram Johri

    Vikram Johri: Wrapped in the gloss of change

    'It is this poor man and his ilk that are likely to vote Modi back to power'

  • 23-Dec-2016 | Vikram Johri

    Vikram Johri: Cosmic emotions

    All successful science fiction plays essentially upon human drives and desires

  • 18-Nov-2016 | Vikram Johri

    Vikram Johri: Reality or fiction?

    Already, leading lights such as Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk have spoken of the dangers of artificial intelligenc

  • 18-Nov-2016 | Vikram Johri

    Vikram Johri: Lessons from a scandal

    This is the first time in recent memory that a group of the Tatas's stature is in the middle of an ethical storm

  • 09-Nov-2016 | Vikram Johri

    The virtues of messy thinking

    A little bit of messiness - both physical and otherwise - is essential for unleashing creativity in us, the organisations we work for, and the societies we inhabit

  • 22-Oct-2016 | Vikram Johri

    India in cliches

    Murray Laurence discusses four decades of his travels in India in his new book, Subcontinental Drift

  • 22-Oct-2016 | Vikram Johri

    Seeking a middle ground

    This week, the production team behind upcoming Bollywood drama, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, met the Mumbai Police commissioner to request improved security arrangements for the release

  • 07-Oct-2016 | Vikram Johri

    Vikram Johri: Streaming change

    In a statement released this week the company said the Prime service was the bestseller during the just-concluded Great India Festival sale

  • 24-Sep-2016 | Vikram Johri

    A case for surrogacy

    India's image as a 'baby factory' seems to have directed the Indian government's move for the surrogacy Bill

  • 27-Aug-2016 | Vikram Johri

    Boss and the 'bro code'

    Flipkart chairman Sachin Bansal calmed employees' nerves over the recent high-profile exits from the company by speaking about an unlikely target of the layoffs: himself

  • 12-Aug-2016 | Vikram Johri

    Vikram Johri: Ordinary gay lives

    When HBO's honchos decided to cancel Looking after the show's second season last year, they greenlit a wrap-up movie that would, fans were promised, tie up any loose ends

  • 30-Jul-2016 | Vikram Johri

    Thinking Bollywood

    In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, actor Naseeruddin Shah shared his opinion of Rajesh Khanna, the late 1960s superstar

  • 22-Jul-2016 | Vikram Johri

    Vikram Johri: The box-office sultan

    With Sultan, Salman Khan's latest starrer, on course to become the highest-grossing Hindi film of all time, the actor's position as the unrivalled king of Bollywood has been further cemented

  • 08-Jul-2016 | Vikram Johri

    Vikram Johri: Anurag Kashyap's dark, unidimensional world

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays Ramanna, a serial killer, in the recently released Raman Raghav 2.0, loosely based on the story of the real Raman Raghav, who terrorised Mumbai in the 1960s

  • 02-Jul-2016 | Vikram Johri

    The LGBT paradox

    A number of well-known LGBT personalities filed a petition before the Supreme Court this week in support of the curative petition against Section 377, which criminalises consensual homosexual acts between adults. In February, the SC had referred ...

  • 24-Jun-2016 | Vikram Johri

    Vikram Johri: Regional films on a roll

    Sairat by Nagraj Manjule is a Marathi film about young love between members of different castes. Thithi by Raam Reddy is a Kannada film about the death of a family patriarch

  • 11-Jun-2016 | Vikram Johri

    Shakespeare wallahs in the 21st century

    Ian McKellen says Merchant of Venice is also a play about gays

  • 04-Jun-2016 | Vikram Johri

    That vicious little bird

    When Rajdeep Sardesai quit Twitter recently or when Barkha Dutt focused attention on the sexist comments of trolls on her Twitter timeline, these journalists brought to the fore a long-acknowledged problem with social media: its tendency to descend ...

  • 28-May-2016 | Vikram Johri

    The man who knew Ramanujan

    Most accounts of Ramanujan's life focus on his partnership with Hardy

  • 13-May-2016 | Vikram Johri

    Vikram Johri: A modern classic

    With Wolf Hall winning the Bafta award for Best TV series this week, Hilary Mantel's novel has now won accolades across the literature and television firmaments

  • 07-May-2016 | Vikram Johri

    Trump's card scores

    With no other candidate to contest his already insuperable lead, Trump is all set to become the Republicans' nominee for president

  • 06-May-2016 | Vikram Johri

    Vikram Johri: A missed chance

    In pre-liberalisation India, the film industry - both the art circuit and Bollywood - routinely portrayed industrialists as villainous and all-powerful agents stacked against the common man

  • 09-Apr-2016 | Vikram Johri

    The need for reform

    At the India Today Conclave, when Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Joint General Secretary Dattatreya Hosabale said that he did not think homosexuality ought to be criminalised, Sangh groupies latched on to his statement to show how RSS was a ...

  • 01-Apr-2016 | Vikram Johri

    Vikram Johri: Real people, real stories

    Kapoor & Sons is that rare film, certainly in Bollywood, that is able to inhabit a space that is neither caricature nor propaganda

  • 18-Mar-2016 | Vikram Johri

    Vikram Johri: Ads and difference

    Why does every pleasant idea have to appropriated in the most hideous manner and then regurgitated as pulp masquerading as art?