Retroscope

Retroscope - A legacy of taste

Young couples who elope to marry, remember Romeo Juliet (the poor kids died)​ Raj Kapoor’s Bobby or the young lovers from a recent Marathi blockbuster Sairat that h...

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Retroscope - In admiration

“ You must be the writer?!” The tall man greeted me sitting in the large drawing room .

His unexpected, if direct greeting, knocked me down that night w...

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Retroscope - No Ordinary Mother

The doorbell rang this afternoon- an odd time for it to ring. I was not expecting guests. I opened to find Nazma standing outside.

"You never call me these days!" S...

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Retroscope : The Date

I reached a little after 11 a.m. the hour family courts open in Bandra East. In the lobby stood my husband’s assistant. Seeing me, the man quickly shifted his ga...

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Retroscope - Salaam Women

Many of you are familiar with the question of being born female in India. But it will be nice to go through the exercise together –imagine you are a daughter in India...

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Retroscope - Stereotyping

What has impacted on our lives - in our daily relationships- most is stereotyping .Women, more than men, are hurt and trivialised by stereotyping. There is always a tendenc...

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Retroscope - Jagjit Singh- A Sweet Recollection

I don’t recall when I first met the two, Jagjit and Chitra Singh. It must be sometime in the early 1970s, when Chitra came round to our tiny apartment on 29th Road TP...

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Rediscovering Hidden Treasures : Hirak Rajar Deshe

The most renowned Indian film maker internationally, doubtless, is Satyajit Ray. His advent with the iconic debut, PatherPanchali (The Song of the Road) heralded an outstan...

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Dil Ka Haal Sune Dilwala

Growing up in Calcutta gave us grounding in sound middle class values out of which I was constructed. We lived in a four room rented ground floor place, P92 SardarSankar Ro...

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The Spectacular Bimal Roy Retro At The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

Extraordinary! Unprecedented! January 16, 2016 ? The grand finale of BRMC?s last awards night ?will be remembered for something that was unscripted. Indeed, completely unex...

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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