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Love is Not the Answer

Bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand’s latest novel is titled The Perfect Couple, but actually goes on to prove that a perfect love is not always possible; even the most ...

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Two Women and A Deity

A man ignores his wife and home because he is devoted to God; and the God he prays to, ignores his husbandly duties because he cares for his devotees. This piquant situation,&...

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The Sisterhood of Suburbia

There is a popular saying: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  Laura Weisberger’s characters in her book When Life Gives You Lululemons are g...

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Ways of Seeing

Blind Date has a heartwarming premise - that disability need not mean the end of life. However, it belongs to the kind of theatre, not meant for aficionados, but for...

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Day of the Courtesan

The mermaid has been creature of fairytales and romances; but what if the half-fish-half-woman is really a malevolent force? Imogen Hermes Gowar’s historical novel with...

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A Classic Farce

It was the genius of Dario Fo that he could convert a grim tragedy into a farce that makes the audience laugh and feel uneasy at the same time. Even though he was telling stor...

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Many Shades of Feminism

In Meg Wolitzer’s novel, The Female Persuasion, a character called Faith Frank, a second wave feminist, gives a speech to students at which she says, “Wh...

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War of Words

Though many of his plays have been absurd or surreal, Makrand Deshpande wanted to experiment with an all-out farce, and what invites ridicule more than an Indian wedding? Howe...

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Through The Looking Glass

What happens when the quiet world of children’s books collides with Hollywood?  Nothing much on the surface, but much turbulence underneath.  A House Amo...

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A Tale of True Grit

Today, if a girl wants to be a doctor, she is encouraged by her parents and teachers to go for the high marks needed for medical college. But there was a time when just going ...

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Be inspired by the Real-life Chronicles of this Year

Though we love to get lost in fantastical fictional tales, every now and then, be it a c...

September 21 2018

Floating Schools bring Classrooms to Children

Located at the crossing of two mighty rivers: the Ganges and the Brahmaputra, Bangladesh...

September 21 2018

The 9th Jagran Film Festival to conclude in style in Mumbai

The Jagran Film Festival (JFF), which is in the ninth edition of the series, comes ...

September 20 2018