On Being Misfits: Charachar and the Cinema of Buddhadeb Dasgupta

A bird catcher who loves birds too dearly to keep them caged. Strong, yet gentle hands quietly open the doors of cages, and the birds flutter out into the vast, blue skies – one by one, sometimes in swift motion, and sometimes nudged softly by the very hands that caught them. With every passing day, […]

Ishqnama, or Why I Love Wajid Ali Shah

By Soumyadeep Roy I’ve spent the last 7 years researching and learning about 19th century Lucknow and one person in particular, its last artist-King— Abul Mansoor Meerza Muhammed Wajid Ali Shah. It’s longer than any romantic relationship I’ve been in, my friends joke. And that too with a dead person from a dying culture. But […]

Women by The River: A Beloved Portrait by Renoir

By Aliyah Banerjee At times, Renoir holds up a mirror so close to my face that I cannot not look at myself, at Harriet, Melanie, and Valerie on screen. Young girls coming of age- so much spoken about the matter in film, literature, and life. And yet, words get lost in the silent river that […]

Amazing Feet, Devil Hands and Boat 91

ind.igenous partnered with Projekt, the film, photography, and scriptwriting society of Lady’s Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi, for their annual fest, Tarang. Projekt organized a scriptwriting competition, Staccato, at which Pragya Pai, a second-year English student from Miranda House, Delhi, won first place. ind.igenous is delighted to publish her script. SETTING: Inside a Delhi […]

The Road Less Travelled

Hemant Chaturvedi, once a Bollywood cinematographer, left the industry and now concentrates full-time on his passion for documentary photography. Till now, he has documented a formidable 1045 single screen theatres across India, and continues to do so. A guy who doesn’t really ‘get bored’ of working on a project for a long time, he has […]

Trijya: The Heaviness of Being

By Babli Yadav It is 4.45 pm and the sun has just hit the neighbour’s window. It is glowing, almost as if telling me something private. I wonder if anyone else can see what I do. The descending sun’s reflection on windows and walls between 4.30 to 5 pm is one of my best discoveries. […]