Thought Box

Father Of The Groom

Makrand Deshpande’s new play Pitaji Please—should count among his best so far—deals with parental anxiety caused by an offspring's inter-community romance. T...

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Writ petition filed in Supreme Court to lift restrictions imposed on media in Kashmir

NEW DELHI, August 10: Today, Ms. Anuradha Bhasin, the Executive Editor of Kashmir Times, has filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court of India seeking directions to ensure t...

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Cannibal On The Run

This new John Sandford book, Neon Prey, 29th in his bestselling Prey series, is not for the squeamish, featuring as it does, a cannibal as the villain. It is also a bit offens...

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Of human bondage: National award-winning photo-journalist’s S.L. Shanth Kumar’s believe-it-or-not real-life story

He snagged this year’s National Award for the Best Professional Photographer on the theme of Women-led Development. Right now, he’s in the midst of acquiring a vis...

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Wedding Woes

There can be no wedding in our country, without high stress and drama, some of which playwright-director Veena Bakshi has captured with humour in Ank’s production of Ham...

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Of Optics and Opportunism

“We are not to empathise anymore with human pain if it inconveniences entrenched power structures and the politics of privilege. Every atrocity must be filtered through ...

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The Right Thing

Who would kill a man with a few days to live, unless there is a reason to silence him? David Baldacci’s unusual creation, Amos Decker, the man with a perfect memory, ...

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Into The Mist

Kamlesh Mota’s new Gujarati play, Dhummas (Fog), written by Anshumali Ruparel, is described as “an emotional thriller”  which must be a term coined for ...

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We were the Cathedral School boys, the Cats

What it meant to be a ‘Cat’ during the swinging 1960s at the premier school of Mumbai, India? Take that, Campionites! Now, I wouldn’t be making news if I we...

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Plucky Woman

Mary Kay Andrews is called the Queen of Beach Reads, and her fans who turn her books into bestsellers would agree. Her novels have female protagonists, but escape being called...

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Father Of The Groom

Makrand Deshpande’s new play Pitaji Please—should count among his best so fa...

August 16 2019

Writ petition filed in Supreme Court to lift restrictions imposed on media in Kashmir

NEW DELHI, August 10: Today, Ms. Anuradha Bhasin, the Executive Editor of Kashmir Times,...

August 11 2019

Jon Stewart was Television Gold

Citizens all over the world would do well to follow his parting advice, “If you sm...

August 9 2019