Articles by Tania Bhattacharya
Apr 16, 2018
From Enthiran to Ra.One, what explains India's lack of imaginative, well-thought out sci-fi films?The Indian sci-fi films which have been made after the 2000s are high on special effects and star power, but low on content and conviction
Apr 05, 2018
Offbeat Indian films are finding producers overseas, ensuring wider releases and varied audiencesThe Cinema Travellers, The Hungry and Jonaki are examples of films which do not use Indian cinema's overdone formulas, and have received funding and recognition abroad | #FirstCulture
Jan 04, 2018
Global gastronomy in India: These expats' restaurants are powered by local people, ingredientsFrom Gokarna to Kolkata, expats are turning into restauranteurs and setting up venues that serve authentic international cuisines and beverages, made with local ingredients and run by Indians
Aug 13, 2017
New York state of mind: On the joys of spending a month as a Long Island localNew York City is an insatiable desire, but not many know how beautiful the state is too.
May 14, 2017
San Francisco (You've Got Me): Falling in love with 'Frisco' aka the City by the Bay, is easyI fell in love with San Francisco for its beauty, fantastic coffee, undulating roads, warm people, commitment to a liberal discourse, artsy vibe, and copious faults.
Apr 15, 2017
Short films are experimenting with storytelling in a way Bollywood can't, or won'tKey in ‘short films India’ into the YouTube search tab and 19.8 million results appear in less than a second.