Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope - Enemy At The Gates

With the terrorist attack at Pathankot in the news, Pakistan is once again supervillain in the Indian media. However, when it comes to portraying the evil of terrorism in West...

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Eliza By Any Other Name

December 2015 marked the end of the year long birth centenary celebrations of pioneering theatre personality Begum Qudsia Zaidi. To her goes the credit for translating and ada...

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Bring On The Girls

Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl was a publishing sensation and made legit the dysfunctional ‘girl’. Paula Hawkins’s debut novel, The Girl On The Train zoome...

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Her Name Was Gauhar

There is little documentation about India’s great performing artistes and even less about the women. The tawaifs, despite their talent and refinement had the added disa...

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Crime And Punishment

The film Drishyam (in its many versions), raised curiosity about the Japanese book that inspired it. The bestselling Japanese novel is also reportedly being made into another ...

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7/7/07: Heart Of Darkness

Reyhaneh Jabbari was just nineteen when she was arrested for the murder of a man who tried to rape her. After six years of torture and torment she was hanged in October 2014, ...

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Bond Forever

As the latest James Bond film, Spectre become a global hit, and rakes 31.9 crores on opening weekend in India, despite the ‘kiss’ controversy, the one criticism by...

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Avoidable: The 'ageism' bias

With all that is being written in the media these days about ageism, I should not (actua...

September 23 2020

Rewinding: Ustad Zakir Hussain

“I had interviewed Ustad Zakir Hussain, years ago in 1992; and he told me what mad...

September 22 2020

Clicking London

Vatsal Shah’s photo-essay set in the British capital, where the only constant is c...

September 21 2020