Articles by Prahlad Srihari
Dec 10, 2017
Star Wars' reflections on real-world political conflicts, from Hitler's Germany to Trump's AmericaIn an age of Trump, ignorance and fake news, we need Star Wars, now more than ever, to transport us to a galaxy far, far away only if it gets us thinking about the way that we live in our own world.
Dec 07, 2017
Edward Scissorhands: How Tim Burton's cult classic led to an enduring collaboration with Johnny DeppEdward Scissorhands marked the beginning of one of cinema's most creative and prolific collaborative partnerships as Burton and Depp made the morbid look oddly beautiful and the oddball tragically comic.
Dec 06, 2017
Lucrece: Paul Goodwin's adaptation of Shakespeare's poetic drama is remarkably resonant in a post-Weinstein eraLucrece is a meditation on how little our society has grown in its treatment of women since Classical antiquity.
Dec 02, 2017
Shakespeare's Lucrece comes to Mumbai: Why the Bard's narrative poem feels so relevant todayPaul Goodwin hopes to make a powerful statement about violence against women in modern society with his new production based on Shakespeare's The Rape of Lucrece | #FWeekend
Nov 29, 2017
Marvel prepares for the new generation after Avengers 4 finale in 2019; 20 new films plannedWhile it's natural to feel sad at the potential end of the Avengers franchise, we must believe that Marvel will not disappoint us as it looks to explore new characters and exciting worlds, post-Avengers 4.
Nov 26, 2017
International Jazz Festival 2017: American musician Greg Banaszak gives us the sax talkIn an exclusive interview, Greg Banaszak talks about falling in love with bebop, playing the music of Charlie Parker, suffering for his art and all that jazz.
Nov 25, 2017
Meet Mary Prakash Naidu, the 16-year-old footballer from Mumbai's streets who met ModiHaving been selected for the Mission 11 Million programme, Mary Prakash Naidu met Narendra Modi at the opening ceremony of FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 in New Delhi | #FWeekend
Nov 25, 2017
Patio Unplugged: Abeineth's music is steeped in old-fashioned, folksy acoustic traditionsWeek 6 of Patio Unplugged sees solo artist Abeineth play two acoustic ballads: Frightening us and On my own.
Nov 25, 2017
International Jazz Festival 2017: Italian singer Elisabetta Antonini marches to the BeatsThe Italian jazz vocalist Elisabetta Antonini discusses her love for the Beat Generation and how they influenced her music in an exclusive interview with Firstpost.
Nov 24, 2017
International Jazz Festival 2017: British trumpeter Kevin Davy on what made Miles Davis so specialKevin Davy discusses the genius of Miles Davis ahead of his quintet's tribute concert at NCPA International Jazz Festival in Mumbai.