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After The Storm

The heroine of best-selling author Ruth Ware’s Death of Mrs Westaway, is the feisty Hal, who thinks on her feet. Her twisty-turny story is not diluted with needless...

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Beckett and Apocalypse

Samuel Becket's Waiting For Godot has had several productions in Mumbai (Motley's being the most famous), but Endgame is also considered one of the classic...

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A Light Tale

In his new book, Elevation, Stephen King writes in his own unique way about intolerance and how one man rises above it all in a way the reader would not be able to imagine or ...

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Mothers Sing Best

Ishitta Arun, daughter of singer-actress-theatre maker Ila Arun, wanted to establish her own theatre group, Ikigai & Co., and do productions quite different from the ...

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The Secret Library

Spanish writer Carlos Luis Zafon has completed his Cemetery of Forgotten Books series with a fourth novel, The Labyrinth of the Spirits, an epic that ...

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All’s Fair In Love?

Florian Zeller is a popular French playwright, whose works have been translated into English by Christopher Hampton (who also translated Yasmina Reza’s plays). The ...

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Reluctant Femme Fatale

Most books about espionage have men running about doing the cloak and dagger stuff, occasionally running into a femme fatale for diversion. But there were many women who also ...

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Small Is In

There are so many small performance spaces in the city now that it is possible to experiment with content and presentation. At a show of Love Matters, audiences are invi...

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Rapp vs Russia

These days, a popular fictional character does not die when his (or her) creator does; so when Vince Flynn, writer of bestselling political thrillers passed away in 2013, Kyle...

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Strangers on a Train

There is something romantic about train travel, which is probably why so many love stories begin when two people embark on a journey in a train.  So many novels and films...

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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