The Slow Interview

June 29, 2021

Love each other… there’s no other way to live this life: Salim Khan

Writer Salim Khan speaks about thought processes, the fleeting time with his mother, family bonds, love for his home, and more in The Slow Interview with Neelesh Misra.

Subha J Rao
June 22, 2021

The alu-jeera and dal-tadka philosophy of Ranveer Brar’s cooking

In The Slow Interview with Neelesh Misra, Ranveer Brar reinforces how the smells, sounds, sights and, of course, the taste of childhood are a big part of cooking for both home cooks or celebrity chefs like himself. He also believes that lessons learnt in the kitchen are life lessons.

Pankaja Srinivasan
June 18, 2021

Chulhe ki roti, temper talk and the lure of theatre: Sheeba Chadha

In The Slow Cafe with Neelesh Misra, actor Sheeba Chadha speaks about growing up in Delhi, making a new city her own, returning to one’s roots, and more.

Subha J Rao
May 22, 2021

I am getting to know my mother, even more so, after her demise: Ali Fazal

Actor Ali Fazal digs into the deepest corners of his heart during The Slow Interview with Neelesh Misra. Meet the artiste behind the art. He speaks about what determines creative choices, the eclectic influences he had, growing up, and the constant urge to understand the world we inhabit.

Subha J Rao
February 25, 2021

A Raconteur, some raagas and Ronkini Gupta

In The Slow Cafe, Neelesh Misra and singer Ronkini Gupta speak about music, life, challenges, what achievement means, and the joy of progressing from C to C sharp.

Subha J Rao
February 5, 2021

With success, I’ve become more compassionate, and am trying to become a better person: Bhumi Pednekar

The actress, whose last release was Bhagmati, speaks to Neelesh Misra in The Slow Cafe about her influences, the things she’s learnt along the way in the film industry, and working in the hinterland.

Subha J Rao
January 19, 2021

When fear leaves the driver’s seat, you’ll start living life: Pratik Gandhi of Scam 1992 fame

In The Slow Cafe, engineer-actor Pratik Gandhi speaks to Neelesh Misra about his unadulterated process to get where he has, why he likes to stay simple, and how life has prepared him to handle the success of Scam 1992.

Subha J Rao
December 23, 2020

I do not want to walk about with the burden of my name: Anupam Kher

In The Slow Cafe with Neelesh Misra, actor-theatreperson-writer Anupam Kher speaks about how the pandemic forced him to reevaluate his life, writing his book ‘Your Best Day Is Today’ came about and why it is important to declutter one’s emotions.

Subha J Rao
December 4, 2020

The China trail: Detective-like, CSE trailed the mysterious “all pass” syrup allegedly being used by top companies to adulterate honey

In The Slow Cafe with Neelesh Misra, environmentalist Sunita Narain speaks about the Centre For Science and Environment’s pathbreaking research on adulterated honey and why following the trail to its logical conclusion is important.

Subha J Rao
November 23, 2020

They wanted me to be Tina Turner. I liked Teejan Bai: Sona Mohapatra

In The Slow Cafe with Neelesh Misra, the feisty singer speaks about her early music influences, her unique voice and how she’s grown to love her own company.

Subha J Rao