Kaleidoscope

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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Daddy's Day Out

The saas-bahu domestic conflict is old hat now, Atul Satya Koushik comedy-drama, Dad’s Girlfriend, twists genders for sasur-damad tug-of-wa...

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Indian gay film Evening Shadows’ journey unstoppable

Evening Shadows, the multiple award-winning Indian feature film about a son coming out t...

March 22 2019

Water for all – Leaving no one behind!

The World Water Day is celebrated every year on 22nd March focusing on the importance of...

March 22 2019

New Zealand PM vows to tighten gun laws after Christchurch massacre

Over 49 people were dead and more injured in the mass shootings at the Christ Church mos...

March 22 2019