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Is Love Enough?

The synopsis of the play Bas… Tum Aur Hum, asks a very important question: If marriages are made in heaven what is it that keeps them going on Earth?<...

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The Dead Talk To Her

Patricia Cornwell’s creation, Dr Kay Scarpetta, a forensic pathologist, gets the dead to reveal their stories as she conducts thorough post mortems on victims of crim...

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A Few Good Men

Some years ago Rachna Bisht Rawat wrote a book called The Brave, about the 21 men from the armed forces, who were awarded the highest military honour, the Paramveer Chakra....

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So Close To Life

Reading Elizabeth Strout makes you realise just how tough it is to be simple. Her prose is precise to the point of austerity, but she still manages to create richly evocati...

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Marriage-Go-Round

The North Indian pre-wedding ritual of the Ladies Sangeet, at which women gathered together to sing (some raunchy songs) an dance, minus the men. The cus...

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The World According To Gabriel

Every year around June or July, Daniel Silva’s latest Gabriel Allon novel is published and shoots right up to the bestseller charts.

For those who haven&...

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Papa Don’t Preach

What would happen if two cantankerous, cricket-crazy men, one from India and the other from Pakistan were forced to share an apartment?  Bedlam, that’s what.

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The Sad Clown

There is a condition called the sad clown syndrome, which states that people who make others laugh, are often unhappy or depressed. That’s probably why a traditional ...

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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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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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The State - Unflinching Drama on the IS death cult.

Somehow, we all agree to have squandered our hours away facebooking, but some people ...

September 18 2017

The Price we pay for ‘The Love of Chocolate’

Reporters have travelled across Ivory Coast where the main cocoa plantation business ...

September 18 2017

Om Shanti Om – What do the Millennials Say?

Youth not so inclined to bhajans and spiritual songs has been a problem for ages. But...

September 18 2017