Kaleidoscope

Hidden Prejudices

After the uproar over the denial of restroom access to two African American men, on May 29, the coffee chain Starbucks announced that it will close more than 8,000 stores acro...

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Difficult Daughters

Neil Simon (along with Moliere) must be the most popular western playwright whose works are adapted (often plagiarized) on the Mumbai stage. There is something about so many ...

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Love Hurts And Love Heals

When Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits came in 1985, it became an international bestseller. The Chile-born, California-settled author&rs...

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The Evil Within

Atul Satya Koushik has written and directed two plays based on mythology before – Chakravyuh and Draupadi—and his strength is clearly in his wr...

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Life is Brutal

Lisa Genova’s Every Note Played is about courage, but also states a brutal fact—there is no nobility in suffering. Some diseases strike without warning, ...

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The Man With Two Faces

In today’s fractured world, a white-skinned Urdu-speaking man would either be a suspect or an asset.  Most of David Coleman Headley’s life was spent in t...

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That's What Friends Are For

It is one of those happy miracles in the publishing world. Gail Honeyman was discovered through a writing competition and before she knew it, the author, making her debut in h...

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Media Matters

These days the controversies around the media are about fake news, marketing gimmicks and overall dumbing down. But amidst all the noise, the issues about what constitutes new...

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When Love Dies

The title may sound mundane but Tayari Jones’s An American Marriage is a layered and moving piece of work. That it comes with Oprah Winfrey’s recommendat...

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Forgotten People

There has been very little work across media on the tragedy of Kashmiri Pandits, who were turned into refugees in their own country. A Jodhpur-based theatre group, Abhinay Gur...

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Spy in Love

Lauren Wilkinson’s American Spy is a perceptive novel with a feisty prot...

March 20 2019

Research predicts breast cancer can relapse based on ‘internal wiring’

A study published in the journal Nature, shows that breast cancer is equal to 11 separat...

March 20 2019

There she goes… changing gears and riding bikes!

Riding motorcycles have always been the ‘men’ thing. Yet, in the last few ye...

March 19 2019