articles by Rupleena Bose


Rupi Kaur on how she found her voice through verse, and poetry's power to connect

In a conversation with Firstpost, Rupi Kaur talks about poetry, finding a voice, and the immigrant experience | #FirstCulture


JIC Goa International Jazz Live Festival: In conversation with Jojo Mayer, Erik Truffaz, Lindsay Dmello

The artists performing at the JIC Goa International Jazz Live Festival spoke to Firstpost about their influences and the experience of playing in India


JIC Goa International Jazz Live Festival: Karan Joseph tribute to Jojo Mayer, gigs you shouldn't miss

Noteworthy acts at the Goa Jazz Festival this year are Erik Truffaz, Vasundhara Vee, and Kefaya


Padmavati row, S Durga and IFFI: Are films being used to detract attention from real issues?

Cinema is our favourite escapist fare. Is the row over Padmavati and S Durga indicative of how cinema is being used to divert attention from issues society has a real, material stake in?


Film Bazaar 2017: Awards bring quiet edition to a close; Ivan Ayr’s Soni wins accolades

As the Film Bazaar closes, here's a look at highlights from the final day


Film Bazaar 2017 in Goa: A microcosm of the movie business, and haven for cinema lovers

The Film Bazaar (held in Goa from 20 to 24 November) is a bit like the microcosm of the film world.


IFFI 2017: Majid Majidi's Beyond The Clouds screening, buzz on film censorship dominate Day 1

Sources have claimed that an eminent female director from mainstream cinema, who was supposed to conduct a Masterclass at IFFI 2017, has also dropped out.


IFFI 2017: Oscar nominated, National Award winning movies to watch out at ongoing film festival

IFFI 2017, despite its fair share of controversies, has an interesting line up to offer from 20 to 28 November in Panjim, Goa.


Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival: As curtains come down, thoughts on cinema and film fests

Thoughts on cinema, as the Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival concludes


Hansal Mehta's Omerta premiered to packed theatres at MAMI 2017 — and for good reason

What does Omerta mean? ‘A code of honour that emphasises on silence’ said Hansal Mehta.


Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival Day 6: Cate Blanchette is the best part about art installation-film Manifesto

For those viewers who are not looking for a plot-based experience, Manifesto gives Cate Blanchette in 13 roles, presenting perspectives on subjects ranging from pop art to Dadaism


Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival DAY 5: Decoding the complexities in Irrfan's The Song of Scorpions

Running to packed houses at MAMI 2017, Irrfan Khan starrer The Song of Scorpions takes you into the depths of a nicely-shot, brown, and raw Rajasthan.


Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival DAY 4: Should you wait in line to watch Darren Aronofksy's Mother?

All the updates from Day 4 of Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival — The Book Award nominees have been announced.


Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival DAY 3: The Young Karl Marx and the forgotten idealism

There were other things I did at the Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival on Day 3 but just about everything paled in comparison to this film and what it evoked.


Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival Day 2: Rima Das talks about making Village Rockstars

On the second day of MAMI, director Rima Das and her enthusaistic cast, who had travelled out of their village for the first time, spoke about their film Village Rockstars


Jio Mami 19th Mumbai Film Festival Day 1: Sharmila Tagore awarded for Excellence in Cinema

Over the next one week, Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival will screen over over 220 films from 49 countries, 51 languages, including features, documentaries and short films.


Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival, From Village Rockstars to Ajji; Indian films to watch out for

Categories including India Gold, India Story, Spotlight and Marathi Talkies will present a range of Indian films at the Jio MAMI 19th Mumbai Film Festival.


What to watch at Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival: Don't miss Mother, City of Ghosts, Devil's Freedom

Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, barely a week away, promises to bring us stories that are rare to find.


Mukkabaaz movie review: Anurag Kashyap's film beautifully explores love in the time of hate

Mukkabaaz is a film about love, hate, perseverance and sport. It is also, a film about India.


Why Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake resonates with our current reality: IFFI 2016 diary

Bureaucracy and state benefits form the subject of Ken Loach’s latest film I, Daniel Blake which won the Palm d’Or at Cannes this year