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Whose Life Is It, Anyway?

Deepa Gahlot writes in her review of Jodi Picoult’s, A Spark of Life, “Women’s reproductive rights have always been under threat.” In The US, a fresh ...

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Quest For Roots

Deepa Gahlot, author, film and theatre critic reviews the play, In Search of Dariya Saagar, an award winning play by Akshat Nigam and Gerish Khemani When there is talk of ref...

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When Kaga Calls

The Devotion Of Suspect X  won Keigo Higashino a worldwide fan following, and his other books like Malice, Salvation Of A Saint and Journey Under The ...

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Burden of Joy

After the acclaimed opening of their play a few months ago, co-directors Ila Arun and KK Raina are staging more shows of their play, Tammy Ryan’s Baby’s Blues...

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When Duty Calls

What happen when a reporter becomes a news story herself, and is hounded by scoop-seeking journalists? Fiona Barton’s third novel, The Suspect, also has as its prot...

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Queen of Ghazals

When Danish Husain introduces his stage production of Akhtari: Dastan Bai Se Begum Tak, he says the storytelling and music format was chosen as a tribute to Begum Akhtar,...

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Out of the Ghetto

Angie Thomas was a teen rapper herself, so her portrayal of this cut-throat world in her new book is accurate and moving, peppered with raw humour.  The Hate U Give, her...

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Pursuit of Happiness

How can a play about depression be warm, funny and inspiring?  Duncan Macmillan and Johnny Donahue come up with the answer through Every Brilliant Thing - a one-man ...

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Spy in Love

Lauren Wilkinson’s American Spy is a perceptive novel with a feisty protagonist - it will possibly be made into a film soon, though this spy universe is not gl...

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Nothing Is Impossible

In one of SillyPoint Productions’ earlier plays, the UK royal family hid its Parsi roots (The Buckingham Secret), a satire on playwright-director Meherzad Patel’s ...

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Witchy Brew

In common usage, the word chudail describes an aggressive or quarrelsome woman—cou...

November 30 2019

Back to Basics: Political Organizations in India

In progress and evolution, few basics always remain fundamental to any system or organiz...

November 30 2019

Simran Puri’s Kangan

Women are equals now by law but back then it was different… The story unfolds am...

November 1 2019