Taran Khan
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Taran Khan

Independent journalist and writer, Mumbai. Email me at taran.khan@gmail.com


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Throwing Light

Insights into the neglected history of Indian documentaries

The Caravan / October 2016

Fast Forward

The Blockbuster Rise of Ranveer Singh

The Caravan / February 2016 / Profile

Supporting Star

How Manish Mundra became an unlikely champion of Indian independent cinema

The Caravan / October 2015 / Profile

Showtime

The late but unstoppable rise of Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Caravan / August 2012 / Profile

Dream Girl

Why Bollywood aspirants chase Shanoo Sharma

Caravan / March 2013 / Profile

Encounters with Bollywood in Kabul

How Southasia’s dominant film industry is embraced but also appropriated by Kabulis. - See more at: http://himalmag.com/encounters-bollywood-kabul/?currentPage=all#sthash.5HTF1unM.dpuf

Himal / September 2014 / Essays

Reality Check

An interview with Afghan director Siddiq Barmak

The Hindu / April 2006

Filming Chadori in Kabul

Five Afghan women make a film on their fluid, intensely personal and complex relationship with their chadoris, or veils

The Hindu / October 2006

Easy Rider

Interview with Walter Salles, director of Motorcycle Diaries

DNA / February 2007

The Buddha of Kabul

At Tepe Naranj, an archaeologist is working to preserve the remnants of an ancient monastery—and the memory of Afghanistan’s Buddhist past

Guernica / March 2016 / Essays

Reading Kabul

Mapping the city through books, the author discovers a Kabul made entirely of words

Caravan / April 2011 / Essays

Shootings in Kabul

The many obstacles of videography in an Afghan wedding hall

Himal Quarterly / January 2016

A symphony for Kabul

Despite wars and prohibitions, old and young musicians keep a spirit of defiance in the country's soundtrack.

Indian Express Eye / May 2012 / Essays

On Babur's Trail

A spot of idyll near war-ravaged Kabul

The Indian Express Eye / May 2015 / Travel

War and Peace

Ancient and alive, torn but warm. A travel guide to Kabul

Outlook Traveller / January 2011 / Travel / [Pdf , 917 KB]

The Delicate Matter of the Shameez

Despite the “barely-there” nature of the shameez, it was a garment that in its very delicacy was loaded with meaning.

Fountain Ink / August 2015

Pride and Prejudice in the Ghetto

A library in the Muslim enclave of Mumbra near Mumbai provides young women with a safe space to read and dream

thewire.in / June 2015

Ismat Versus the World

Why purging the Urdu writers works from textbooks is a bad idea

Sabrang / December 2015

Holy Trail

Explore the spiritual heart of Ethiopia along its heritage-packed northern circuit

Outlook Traveller / May 2011 / Travel / [Pdf , 809 KB]

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