Ekta Mohta
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Ekta Mohta

Associate Editor at MW Magazine. I enjoy writing on travel, culture, food, design and films. I can be reached on ektamohta@gmail.com


A Kindergarten for Film Professionals

Kirori Mal College's theatre society, The Players, has not only trained writer-directors such as Habib Faisal, Kabir Khan, Vijay Krishna Acharya, and Ali Abbas Zafar, but also actors such as Amitabh Bachchan.

MW / May 2017 / [Pdf , 918 KB]

The New Godfather

When the best of Bollywood directors (Anurag Kashyap, Imtiaz Ali, Vishal Bhardwaj) want to cast for their new films, their roads lead to one man — Mukesh Chhabra.

MW / December 2015 / [Pdf , 166 KB]

The Monster Hitmaker

There isn't a party, religious procession or blockbuster in this country that moves without Honey Singh's music.

MW / December 2014 / [Pdf , 173 KB]

The Hit Machine

With over 50 songs in 2014, Arijit Singh has been relentlessly ruling the airwaves since Aashiqui 2 released

MW July 2015 / July 2015 / [Pdf , 149 KB]

Thinking Inside the Box

The Jaipur-based Trunks Company makes designer coffers for your most darling possessions

MW / October 2014 / [Pdf , 505 KB]

Joker in the Pack

Kapil Sharma is the one-man army of one-liners on Indian television

MW / December 2013 / [Pdf , 120 KB]

Pierre Jeanneret's Priceless Work

Once sold as scrap, furniture designed for Le Corbusier's Chandigarh is being auctioned for thousands of dollars

MW / November 2013 / [Pdf , 1.61 MB]

Vertigo with a Straw

Drinking at the world’s highest open-air bar

MW / January 2014 / [Pdf , 1.8 MB]

Smoke King

Rocky Patel, a US-based cigar maker, tells you why you should ditch your Cubans.

MW / February 2014 / [Pdf , 3.14 MB]

A Class Apart

Film-maker Aanand L Rai has come the closest in succeeding film-maker Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

MW Magazine / February 2018 / [Pdf , 658 KB]

The Idol Hunters

The India Pride Project is bringing back our stolen heritage, one temple idol at a time.

MW / May 2016 / [Pdf , 133 KB]

Six Feet Under Paris

A guided walk to meet the literary heroes of Paris

JetWings / February 2013 / [Pdf , 358 KB]

The Heartstrings of Flamenco

The largest cluster of guitar makers in Spain lives in Granada. What is it about the city that inspires music and its makers?

Mumbai Mirror / April 2013 / [Doc , 35 KB]

Masterclasses at Irani Cafes

Ritesh Batra’s latest project, Poetic License, brings film professionals and Irani cafes together

MW / June 2015 / [Pdf , 1.51 MB]

Peacocks in a Pod

When you stumble on 110 peacocks in Juhu

TimeOut Mumbai / July 2013 / [Docx , 20.4 KB]

In the moment: Vineet Kumar Singh

The lead actor and co-writer of Mukkabaaz, Anurag Kashyap's next instalment of pulp fiction, on scripting (and essaying) the role of a lifetime.

MW Magazine / December 2017 / [Pdf , 114 KB]

The Agony of Being Rajat Kapoor

Rajat Kapoor has been exhorting his followers on Twitter to crowdfund his next project: RK/R Kay, for which he needs 50,000 people to give Rs 500 each. Which begs the question: why is one of India's finest film-makers perennially short of cash?

MW Magazine / April 2018 / [Pdf , 375 KB]

In the moment: Pankaj Tripathi

More than two decades after he started thespianing, the character actor is finally getting his due.

MW Magazine / December 2017 / [Pdf , 326 KB]

Slum and Substance

Why we’re looking forward to the upcoming Dharavi Biennale

MW / May 2014 / [Pdf , 1.81 MB]

Shakespeare in the Dark

The Mumbai University library has Shakespeare and Homer carved into its walls

TimeOut Mumbai / September 2013 / [Doc , 30 KB]

The Other Side of Leone

Sunny Leone, who hasn’t redacted anything in her life story, turns her back on a new documentary that’s out to celebrate her.

MW / November 2016 / [Pdf , 228 KB]

Goldman Sacks

In their customised gold shirts, Datta Phuge and Pankaj Parakh are India’s kings of bling

MW / September 2014 / [Pdf , 1.04 MB]

Kill Your Darlings

Untouched by clichés, unaffected by convention, undeterred by censors, Sudip Sharma, the writer of NH10 and Udta Punjab, is laying a fearless path for screenwriting in Hindi cinema.

MW / September 2016 / [Pdf , 286 KB]

War or Peace

Legendary British theatre director Peter Brook revisits the Mahabharata to reflect on Yudhishthira's crisis of conscience.

ON Stage / March 2016 / [Pdf , 910 KB]

Shirish Kunder

Who knew Bollywood's funniest tweeter would be this guy?

MW / April 2016 / [Pdf , 219 KB]

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