Our third anniversary issue!
Month: November 2020
Short Story Contest 2020
The World of Apu announces its very first short story contest. What is this all about?
Oh The Horror!
Konstantinos, whom you might have spotted often in these pages, is now a podcast host!
The Tamil Villain
Karthick RM thinks it’s time we paid more attention to the villain in Tamil cinema.
Titillation and perversion: the cis lens of Super Deluxe
Arvind argues that this widely loved Tamil film does a grave disservice to trans people.
Tawaifs and Hindi Cinema
Nihira discusses the history of tawaifs in India, their relationship with Hindustani music and Hindi cinema.
India on Film: Fascinating, but half-hearted
Ramakrishnan M. writes about the newly released documentary India on Film, pieced together from archival footage.
A gun, some blood, and Mysskin
Ramchander writes on Mysskin’s film Onaayum Aattukkuttiyum and translates passages from the filmmaker’s book about the film.
Dancing with herself
Sthira Bhattacharya thinks about why two dance sequences from Indian cinema of the 90s have stayed with her.
Anusha attempts to write a short story, but it will not be entered in our contest.