Sohini Chattopadhyay
The shopfront of the Sienna store and café.  (Photo: Ankit Datta/Mint)

How to make a boutique ‘paara’

15 min read . 14 Sep 2019
Stills from (left) ‘Gully Boy’ and ‘Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai?’

The ghosts of Albert Pinto

8 min read . 28 Jul 2019
Stills from ‘Manmarziyaan’

Why don’t these girls work?

10 min read . 11 Dec 2018
Farhan Akhtar as runner Milkha Singh in ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’.
A still from ‘Darkest Hour’.
Still from ‘Aah’ (1953)

Breathing uneasy in Bollywood

7 min read . 13 Jan 2018
A scene from Aligarh.

Can the subaltern be gay?

8 min read . 04 Nov 2017
In the West, the durian is linked inextricably to its smell but is very nutritious. Photo: iStockphoto

The scent of a durian

4 min read . 28 Oct 2017