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Wild Child

Where the Crawdads Sing, the debut novel by Delia Owens, a wildlife scientist, has been on the bestseller lists for over a year. Reportedly, Reese Witherspoon, who has champio...

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Shock And Aargh

This is the kind of thing that one could imagine happening in Mumbai.  A woman returns from a holiday to find strangers moving into her house. In Louise Candlish’s ...

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Father Of The Groom

Makrand Deshpande’s new play Pitaji Please—should count among his best so far—deals with parental anxiety caused by an offspring's inter-community romance. T...

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Cannibal On The Run

This new John Sandford book, Neon Prey, 29th in his bestselling Prey series, is not for the squeamish, featuring as it does, a cannibal as the villain. It is also a bit offens...

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Wedding Woes

There can be no wedding in our country, without high stress and drama, some of which playwright-director Veena Bakshi has captured with humour in Ank’s production of Ham...

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The Right Thing

Who would kill a man with a few days to live, unless there is a reason to silence him? David Baldacci’s unusual creation, Amos Decker, the man with a perfect memory, ...

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Into The Mist

Kamlesh Mota’s new Gujarati play, Dhummas (Fog), written by Anshumali Ruparel, is described as “an emotional thriller”  which must be a term coined for ...

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Plucky Woman

Mary Kay Andrews is called the Queen of Beach Reads, and her fans who turn her books into bestsellers would agree. Her novels have female protagonists, but escape being called...

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As The Crow Flies

A materialistic western society is taken up by Mary Kondo, who teaches them how to unclutter and simplify their lives. The idea is not new; almost every religion—Buddhis...

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The Power Of Chocolate

Vianna Rocher and her magical chocolates first featured in the bestselling book Chocolat by Joanne Harris, which was turned into an Oscar-nominated film, which is why, when on...

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Evening Shadows nominated in Best Gender Sensitive Script

Two LGBTQ films among five nominated in the first ever recognition of gender sensitivity...

September 20 2020

Hit after hit

He wasn’t exactly the critics’ darling but the masses loved him. Film histor...

September 20 2020

Salim Arif: His Work of Many Parts

It is a daunting task to undertake summarising Salim Arif’s multifaceted talent an...

September 19 2020