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Queen of Ghazals

When Danish Husain introduces his stage production of Akhtari: Dastan Bai Se Begum Tak, he says the storytelling and music format was chosen as a tribute to Begum Akhtar,...

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Out of the Ghetto

Angie Thomas was a teen rapper herself, so her portrayal of this cut-throat world in her new book is accurate and moving, peppered with raw humour.  The Hate U Give, her...

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Pursuit of Happiness

How can a play about depression be warm, funny and inspiring?  Duncan Macmillan and Johnny Donahue come up with the answer through Every Brilliant Thing - a one-man ...

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Spy in Love

Lauren Wilkinson’s American Spy is a perceptive novel with a feisty protagonist - it will possibly be made into a film soon, though this spy universe is not gl...

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Nothing Is Impossible

In one of SillyPoint Productions’ earlier plays, the UK royal family hid its Parsi roots (The Buckingham Secret), a satire on playwright-director Meherzad Patel’s ...

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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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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