Kaleidoscope

Bollywood Then And Now


Vijay Tendulkar had some sharp observations about life in Mumbai, which included the underbelly of the film industry, that is the murky world of strugglers and unpaid...

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Whirlpool of History

Gurinder Chaddha’s latest film Viceroy’s House was inspired by the charming memoir by Pamela Hicks, daughter of Lord Louis and Edwina Mountbatten, covering her ...

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A Forgotten Chapter

The caste system is still a contentious issue in most of India; in Maharashtra the Brahmin-Dalit problems persist, years after the flaring up of the anti-Brahmin movement f...

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Savage Harvest

The picture of the little Syrian boy washing up dead on a Turkish beach had woken the world up to the tragedy of the country. People who follow the news, know about the hor...

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Obese Indian Wedding

Bharat Dabholkar’s Blame It On Yashraj, had its hundredth recently—making it one of the most successful English plays in recent times. This Ashvin Gidwani produ...

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The Stars Foretell

Lucinda Riley’s The Shadow Sister is like reading two novels in one--it’s a thick tome, and for fans of romance and history, an absorbing read. It is the third ...

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Smoker’s Zone

Dhumrapaan, a play produced by Kumud Mishra and directed by Akarsh Khurana, recently won the Mahindra Excellence In Theatre Award for best original play for Adhir Bhat.
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Echoes of The Past

At the present, when Donald Trump’s America is flexing its racist muscles and angling for a possible war, David Baldacci’s new book, No Man’s Land critici...

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Solo Power

Alyque Padamsee’s Broken Images, starring Shabana Azmi, the English version of Girish Karnad’s Kannada original Odakalu Bimba completed 101 shows recently.
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Confluence of Friends

Many people, especially women, maintain friendships over a period of time, and form a support system that sees them through life’s many ups and downs.

Joa...

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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