Kabir Babar

ESSAY: MISUSING THE MARTIAL ARTS

The pop repackaging of samurai Miyamoto Musashi’s texts takes them as far from the samurai ethic as it is possible to be Published Nov 03, 2019 07:02am

ESSAY: THE TWO DEATHS OF BRUCE LEE

In the 46 years since the demise of this iconic and enigmatic figure, there is still no singular biographical work that Updated Aug 02, 2019 08:52am

ESSAY: FINDING X

Malcolm X remains an enigma despite — or because of — what is written on him. Frequently speculative and often Published Dec 10, 2017 07:01am

CINEMA: XXV YEARS OF MALCOLM X

Spike Lee’s masterful biopic about the iconic civil rights campaigner was released 25 years ago. It remains as relevant Updated Nov 19, 2017 02:13pm

ESSAY: MAN MEET MACHINE

Revisiting 1995’s seminal Japanese animated feature film Ghost In The Shell, which unlike Hollywood’s latest live-action Updated Apr 21, 2017 07:49pm

The wild, wild Western

What makes The Good, the Bad and the Ugly such a classic? Updated Oct 17, 2016 09:49am

The modern artist

A graphic novel based on the life of the artist Shakir Ali presents all the nuances of his personality Updated May 12, 2016 02:37am