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‘Bad Girl’ with the Heart of Gold

Khalid Mohamed pays tribute to Shashikala, Bollywood’s original Spice Girl, who passed away on Sunday at the age of 88. In an off-shoulder, body-hugging cabaret outfit ...

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Easter Reflections

Christians share their reflections with Monarose Sheila Pereira, this Easter. Over to them... Fr. Daniel, Mt. Carmel Church Easter means New Life. I sincerely desire an e...

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Signs of the times: Imagine all the people…

Humra Quraishi wonders if it is the need of this time to revive the Progressive Writers Movement in India. Come April, things will be getting tougher… tougher to survi...

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Pravesh Sippy: Never in Dire Straits

Water of love deep in the ground/But there ain’t no water here to be found/Some day baby when the river runs free/It's gonna carry that water of love to me - the song pl...

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Sign of the times: The sun shines on everybody

“Why don’t the people of today take lessons from our history, literature and poetry”, asks Humra Quraishi The painful and disturbing images of Rohingya refu...

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She left when she was too young: Meena Kumari

Humra Quraishi recalls her meeting with Rukhsar-e-Zehra, stepdaughter of the  legendary actor Meena Kumari. Sadness becomes a companion when my thoughts meander to Meena...

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Goodfellas: The patriarchal architecture of the mafia world

Goodfellas is considered to be one of the greatest gangster films ever, writes Sharad Raj. Ace filmmaker Martin Scorsese puts his own Sicilian-American identity and Roman Cat...

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Signs of the time: The vacuum

Humra Quraishi imagines what it would be like if India is to have a ministry of loneliness and leaves you to ponder over a beautiful piece of verse Japan has appointed a Mini...

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Lights! Action! Politics

While the coronavirus rages on, Khalid Mohamed checks out how Bollywood stars in seats of power politics fared in the overall scenario.  The presence of Bollywood film p...

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A Manhattan state of mind

Woody Allen’s ‘Manhattan’ is a 1979 American romantic comedy film produced by Charles H. Joffe, writes Vandana Kumar. Allen and Marshall Brickman wrote the ...

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Explaining the lockdown to children

Family members talk to Monarose Sheila Pereira about the innovative ways they used to ex...

April 10 2021

Signs of the times: She’s a street fighter

Humra Quraishi questions EVMs, expresses fear and helplessness among people with regard ...

April 10 2021

That Poisonous Bite

Khalid Mohamed reviews the BBC-commissioned series The Serpent on Charles Sobhraj, appro...

April 9 2021