Articles by Prahlad Srihari
Feb 14, 2018
Wolf Alice on Visions of a Life, '80s synth-pop revival, #GrammysSoMale and Backdoors 2018In an interview with Firstpost, Wolf Alice frontwoman Ellie Rowsell discusses the 80s influences behind their new album, their first-ever India tour and more.
Feb 13, 2018
Black Panther: How the Ryan Coogler film marks a long-overdue cultural shift in Marvel Cinematic UniverseAfter years of neglecting African American talent, Black Panther marks a cultural shift in superhero franchises, cinematic universes, Hollywood and beyond.
Feb 08, 2018
Filmmaker Reema Sengupta on Counterfeit Kunkoo, India's sole entry at Sundance 2018Writer-director Reema Sengupta discusses the issues, themes and relevance of her Sundance-selected short film, Counterfeit Kunkoo | #FirstCulture
Feb 05, 2018
Thank you, Daniel Day-Lewis: Why the Phantom Thread star is the greatest actor of our generationDaniel Day-Lewis retired from acting after his swansong performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread. So, we thank him for all the great memories.
Feb 01, 2018
Patio Unplugged: USM's music has a tinge of folk and a healthy dose of the bluesUmang S Mehta (aka USM) is a Mumbai-based musician who quit his thriving law career to play some good ol' blues music.
Jan 31, 2018
Watch: KM Sarjun's short film Maa is a preachy, cautionary tale on teen pregnancyMaa is a modest triumph in storytelling that will surely provoke thought and discussion of some emotional and moral issues related to teen pregnancy. Only, not the important ones.
Jan 28, 2018
Grammys 2018: Lorde’s Melodrama or Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN — top contenders for Album of the YearAhead of the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, we take a close look at the album most likely to win Album of the Year and the most deserving one.
Jan 26, 2018
Kesha paints the world with Rainbow: Pop star's triumphant comeback rewarded with Grammy nominationKesha makes a glorious comeback with the gut-wrenching Rainbow, which highlights her transformative struggle following a three-year bitter legal battle with Dr Luke.
Jan 25, 2018
Laura Marling's Semper Femina: Bold, profoundly riveting ode to women from Queen of Nu folkLaura Marling's sixth studio album is in her own words, “an exploration of womanhood.” It has been nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Folk Album category.
Jan 23, 2018
From stereotypes to superheroes: The changing face of African American actors in HollywoodFrom the historically exaggerated black caricatures (under the guise of supposed empowerment) to emotionally complex characters and superheroes, black actors have come a long way in Hollywood.