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My first trip on Air-India

With Air-India in the news, Farrukh Dhondy reminisces upon his first trip on the Maharajah’s airline.  I left India for the first time when I was twenty years old,...

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Her Bollywood

Anubha Yadav’s book Scripting Bollywood: Candid Conversations with Women Who Write Hindi Cinema, lights up a neglected space in film histories with minute care and ...

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The son never sets

Khalid Mohamed reviews the book Blaze: A Son’s Trial by Fire, a heart-wrenching true story written by Nidhi and Sushil Poddar, about their late 22-year-old son Divyansh ...

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A Book of Tiny Flames

And each flame melting in its own heat, writes Janaky Sreedharan in her review of the book A Red-Necked Green Bird Perhaps that would be the best way to express my reading ex...

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Gentleman Extraordinaire: Phani Majumdar

Rinki Roy Bhattacharya shares her experience of meeting Phani Majumdar, a filmmaker and man extraordinaire.  I have no recollection why I went to meet the ve...

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Such a long journey: Neena Gupta

Balaji Vittal introduces you to Sach Kahun Toh, theatre, film and television actor, and writer, producer and director Neena Gupta.   Actor Neena Gupta passed out fr...

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Decoding Shakespeare drama through fate

Neil Banerjee retrospects on the literature of Shakespeare on his 405th Death Anniversary and explores the relevance of the Bards characters and situations to the times today....

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When R.D. Burman met the Jazzman

Edited excerpts from the book Louis Banks: A Symphony of Love by Ashis Ghatak As a young man Louiz Banks would imbibe the earthiness of his mother’s Nepali folk tunes a...

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When you miss India

Monarose Sheila Pereira speaks to some folk to find out what they miss about India when they travel out of the country. With the turmoil within and people at large grumbling ...

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Photo Essay: Your Magic Glasses

The ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic is an eye-opener for thousands of people across the world, writes Ranjit Rodricks  Many, who have lost near and dear ones to the vir...

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The magical language of Gulzar

Juhi Saklani looks at the way filmmaker, poet, lyricist and writer Gulzar creates langua...

October 17 2021

‘Having a blast’ is a very ordinary thing to do!

How often have we all said, “Hey, let’s have a blast”, or, “What...

October 16 2021

Disillusionment to anger: A tale of two Vijays

It’s the week of two ‘Vijays’, Guru Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan - the fo...

October 14 2021