Thought Box

Women Of Music

The multi-talented Purva Naresh, brings her knowledge of dance, music and drama into her productions. Her latest play Bandish 20-20,000Hz is the third of a trilog...

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Stop Killing Your Grandmother For The Nth Time!

A recent tweet by a web developer, Madalyn Parker about her CEO’s response to her email has sparked an important conversation about mental health. Parker, who suffers...

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Cowboys, 'Injuns' and Bones

We associate the American Wild West with the hundreds of Westerns about cowboys and Red Indians. But life was tough for early settlers and gold rush prospectors. The native...

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On The Eve Of Another Silent Anniversary

Overwhelmed by grief when my father passed away in January 1966
I did not know how to combat that empty feeling. I was just 23 years old and I had had so much to talk,...

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The Times Are Changing

Those familiar with Gujarati theatre would know that, by and large, the audience favours family dramas and social comedies. However, there are always exceptions to the rule...

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No Room With An Interview Any More

Yesterday, a master blaster -- a former editor of mine whom I respect unconditionally-- called up from the deepest shade of blue, to ask, “Can you interview Lata Mang...

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FREEDOM My Story By Arunaraje Patil

Arunaraje Patil’s newly released memoir is justly titled FREEDOM. It matches the title of her best known directorial work – RIHAEE- or liberation. The film, she...

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Memory Man Returns

David Baldacci created a very intriguing and tragic protagonist in Amos Decker. In his first Decker novel, The Memory Man (2015), he introduced a man with who cannot forget...

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No Way Out

Of all the characters in the Mahabharat, it is perhaps Abhimanyu who most strongly personifies the futility of war, and the toll it takes on the young and innocent, who are...

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So Long, Farewell, It’s Hard To Say Goodbye!

The last time I spoke to Piroj was two days before Nina Goel, her friend called me from Piroj’s mobile phone to inform me of her hospitalization and to tell me that P...

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Asia’s largest film making challenge, India film project, calls for entries!

Mumbai, July, 2017: Asia’s largest content creation festival, India Film Projec...

July 22 2017

WE Day Special: Change is in the Air

Making a difference no longer stays restricted to a certain age group. If one is comm...

July 22 2017

Meri Durga: Out-striding the Indian Orthodoxy

The Indian Television drama seems to haveshunned cooking its clichéd kitchen p...

July 22 2017