October 12, 2020

Ahead of the UK premiere of Bassam Tariq’s first full-length feature film, Strand sat down with Tariq to chat about about identity, culture and belongingness, themes explored in Mogul Mowgli (2020).   


The film co-written by Tariq and Riz Ahmed fol...

September 25, 2020

New Delhi based artist Suryakant Sawhney, founder of Peter Cat Recording Co. and the artist behind LIFAFA, spoke to Strand about his upcoming projects and the future of music. 

Photo credits: Graham Meyer 

I am the kind of person who falls in love wi...

August 8, 2020

Image: Thornton Drury 

This lockdown has me nostalgic for all the music I heard live and the people I listened with. The last concert I attended before the pandemic shook the world was the American rock band Cage the Elephant. They were all set to take the stage in Lond...

August 4, 2020

Quarantine is hard. Lockdown has taken away our normal like we never imagined. And you’re not alone, from the States to India or even Australia, everyone is in the same situation. All of us finding a way to cope, may it be compulsive knitting, MasterChef level cooking...

July 30, 2020

 Credits: Wikimedia Commons

'Mr. President, what can I tell you? I’m so blessed to be here in the most prosperous country in the world, the greatest country in the world. And we’re so blessed to have you as our leader, as we continue to build this country and make it th...

June 30, 2020

Source: Flickr, Andy Warhol - Mao (1972)

It’s the 1970s, Warhol is scouting for the next big thing; Campbell soup cans and peel away banana album covers weren't enough to applaud mass production. Capitalism grew, it changed, it began eating at anything and everythi...

February 28, 2020

I first heard about the Murdoch family succession drama on The Daily, where Michael Barbaro was unearthing the next possible CEO for the media conglomerate after Rupert Murdoch tripped on his luxurious yacht and was left immobile. A media tycoon, his company owns the m...

February 3, 2020

Photo credit: Facebook 

In December, Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin filled O2 Kentish Town with her enchanting and mesmerizing voice. Jacklin fiddled with her guitar, tuning it once she walked on stage, taken aback by the sheer number of people who had come...

January 10, 2020

As I saw Adam Sandler’s face flash up on the Odeon screen, my eyes just rolled back into my head. To think I had to sit through two hours of watching him crack jokes was nothing short of a horror flick to me. But the surprise film at the LFF, “Uncut Gems”, had me anxio...

February 19, 2019

True crime has left the jurisdiction of the courtroom and moved on to our TV screens. A surge of "adapted from true events" films about serial killers has brought to question whether cinema immortalises their heinous acts, or only does justice in depicting their fowl c...

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