Retroscope

The Darkest Hour

“Police records in India reveal that a woman is raped every 34 minutes, molested every 26 minutes, kidnapped every 43 minutes and killed every 93 minutes”
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Retroscope: The Amazing Choir From Shillong

I schooled in the St. Joseph’s Convent on Bandra’s ​Hill Road. Opposite our school was the grand St.​Peter’s School. ​O​urs was strictly a girls&r...

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Retroscope - The Healing Touch

The following is no filmy story. But it has the possibility of inspiring a Raju Hirani or a Vidhu Vinod Chopra with a central character who is as delightful as Munnabhai an...

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Retroscope - Unsung Talents

It was the day they got married, remembers Mrs Salil Chowdhury, chuckling to herself, when the letter arrived inviting Chowdhury to Bombay. The particular letter that was t...

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Retroscope - A Veritable Carnival

The 19th edition of CFSI’s festival turned out to be a veritable carnival, a feast of colourful sights and sounds.
Had I not gone, I would have missed the robust...

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MANNA DEY

It was in late 1996 that I started the Bimal Roy Memorial with a view to honour my father, whose films continued to thrill audiences, and still do. Very few individuals fro...

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Curtain Raiser

“Everything is a celebration in the garden of childhood”
- Pablo Neruda

A question which frequently haunted me raises its head as I write...

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Meena Kumari - A Legend

Meena Kumari’s rags to riches saga has a poignant edge to it. Dubbedthe greatest tragedienne of the Indian screen, her doomed personal life flashing with deep tragedy...

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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