Amit Sengupta

Hong Kong: ‘Silent’ Majority wants Democracy

The district polls victory is not only symbolic, it is also a pointer that the ossified structures of totalitarianism are not such a popular idea in China anymore, especially in Hong Kong.

Three murders in Santiniketan

They happen, one by one, with all the diabolical drama thrown in, not one murder, but three, rocking the eternal peace of the peaceful landscape in forever retreat, pushing everyone on the edge.

Durga: She lies on the floor, in perfect repose

Annie Ali Khan died too young. Her spiritual journeys with a notebook and camera is still incomplete.

‘Ancient Indians were compulsively carnivorous’

Historian and archaeologist Nayanjot Lahiri speaks to Amit Sengupta.

Kashmir: A muscular decision that has weakened India’s hand

It is a typically predictable Catch-22 scenario, and even the most muscular gamblers might have actually botched it up very, very, badly.

‘I would rather all movies were made as great art’

Ophelie Wiel speaks to Amit Sengupta on European cinema, the difference between arthouse and box office movies in Mumbai, great and stupid cinema, and why she likes Shah Rukh Khan so much.

Kashmir: A Beautiful Lake in Barbed Wires

Editor’s Note: Amit was in Srinagar from August 31 to September 4, almost 25 days after Delhi declared Jammu and Kashmir as a Union Territory, and there was total communication lockdown. In a context where Indian journalists were not really welcome due to the open bias displayed in several TV channels, it was a challenging and difficult assignment. Here are his notes from Srinagar.

Bombay Rose and the Addictive Smell of Jasmine

Gitanjali Rao speaks to Amit Sengupta about her film Bombay Rose, which has been chosen for the inaugural critic’s film in the Venice Film Festival. The film travels across the underbelly of Mumbai celebrating both the fragrance and the stink inside its rain-soaked by-lanes.

‘Gandhi is a bitter pill… but Nehru is too liberal for them’

Rakhshanda Jalil in conversation with Amit Sengupta

‘Resistance to the forces of tyranny is not only an option, but the only option’

EXCLUSIVE: Priyamvada Gopal in conversation with Amit Sengupta