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Meet Vibha Batra, the compulsive writer

When you meet someone who has done so much work in such a short span of time, you cannot help but be intrigued, writes Vinta Nanda Here I reproduce a conversation that I had w...

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My first trip on Air-India

With Air-India in the news, Farrukh Dhondy reminisces upon his first trip on the Maharajah’s airline.  I left India for the first time when I was twenty years old,...

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Her Bollywood

Anubha Yadav’s book Scripting Bollywood: Candid Conversations with Women Who Write Hindi Cinema, lights up a neglected space in film histories with minute care and ...

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The son never sets

Khalid Mohamed reviews the book Blaze: A Son’s Trial by Fire, a heart-wrenching true story written by Nidhi and Sushil Poddar, about their late 22-year-old son Divyansh ...

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A Book of Tiny Flames

And each flame melting in its own heat, writes Janaky Sreedharan in her review of the book A Red-Necked Green Bird Perhaps that would be the best way to express my reading ex...

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Gentleman Extraordinaire: Phani Majumdar

Rinki Roy Bhattacharya shares her experience of meeting Phani Majumdar, a filmmaker and man extraordinaire.  I have no recollection why I went to meet the ve...

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Such a long journey: Neena Gupta

Balaji Vittal introduces you to Sach Kahun Toh, theatre, film and television actor, and writer, producer and director Neena Gupta.   Actor Neena Gupta passed out fr...

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Decoding Shakespeare drama through fate

Neil Banerjee retrospects on the literature of Shakespeare on his 405th Death Anniversary and explores the relevance of the Bards characters and situations to the times today....

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When R.D. Burman met the Jazzman

Edited excerpts from the book Louis Banks: A Symphony of Love by Ashis Ghatak As a young man Louiz Banks would imbibe the earthiness of his mother’s Nepali folk tunes a...

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When you miss India

Monarose Sheila Pereira speaks to some folk to find out what they miss about India when they travel out of the country. With the turmoil within and people at large grumbling ...

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Death of the language and a metaphor

Humra Quraishi expresses her anguish at the mindless violence and hatred spreading acros...

October 23 2021

Meet Vibha Batra, the compulsive writer

When you meet someone who has done so much work in such a short span of time, you cannot...

October 22 2021

Another Ravi Varma: Mankada

Kerala Varma talks about the magic in the work of the low profile cinematographer of Ado...

October 21 2021