Kaleidoscope

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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Daughter of The Sun

Circe, who was a footnote in male-dominated Greek mythological stories, is a full-blooded and fascinatingly strong character in Madeline Miller’s new, bestselling book n...

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It Happened One Night

Noir thrillers had their own visual glamour—smoky bars, shadowy streets, men in trench coats and Fedoras, femmes fatale, damsels in distress and an innocent caught in a ...

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Into the Mind of A Cop

A lot of writers have come up with bestselling crime fiction, but not many of them would know the workings of a police force inside out, as one who has been there. Clare Macki...

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How much is too much? Over-involved parents doing more harm than good

Parents play a major role inculcating values in their children. In the modern era, paren...

January 18 2019

People who risk their lives to build our Homes

The construction sector, today, is one of the biggest job providers. India has seen a co...

January 18 2019

Harvest Festivals celebrated across the Country

In today’s world, there is so much of monotony and pressure in everyone’s li...

January 17 2019