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Women In The Verge

Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen collaborated for the first time for last year’s bestseller, The Wife Between Us, which will also be seen on scre...

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Blank Slate

Filmmaker and actress Gopi Desai steps on the stage after a long time, in a play that combines the fondness of Gujarati audiences for family dramas, with a story that talks of...

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As Well As Can Be

 The wellness industry is growing rapidly all over the world - new fad diets, beauty treatments and exercise regimes keep popping up at regular intervals. Bestselling au...

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Decoding Girl Talk

The sangeet ritual at an Indian wedding used to be a time for women to get together and sing traditional songs, away from the eyes of the menfolk. Thanks to Bollywoo...

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Two is Company

There has been, after Stieg Larsson’s ‘Girl’ books, a proliferation of kickass heroines. Crime fiction was never short of female protagonists, but the protot...

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The Kids Are Alright

So many stories for children are fairy tales or uncomplicated narratives with easy-to-digest messages. What made the 1929 story Emil and the Detectives  by German wr...

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In the Eye of a Storm

Three Pines is the magical village Canadian writer Louis Penny has created as a setting for her novels featuring the cop Armand Gamache. Her bestselling books are not just abo...

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The Circle of Life

In an age when there is so little thought given to the past, a new Marathi play makes a case for preserving memories. Soyare Sakal is the fifty-seventh production by Bha...

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Home and Heart

Reading Barbara Kingsolver’s Unsheltered, the thought that passes through the mind is: there but for the grace of god goes any middle-class family, when a...

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The Perfect Marriage

The Marathi play Chi Sau Ka Rangbhumi, produced by Natyasampada’s Anant Panshikar, written and directed by Sampada Joglekar Kulkarni works with a fascinating premis...

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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