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Strike Four

Under the pen name Robert Galbraith, JK Rowling (who hasn't heard of Harry Potter?) writes crime thrillers with a one-legged detective, Cormoran Strike, and his smart partner ...

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Secrets & Lies

Can an outwardly stable and happy marriage be built on the foundation of a lie? What happens when a 48-year-old marriage falls apart? Saurabh Shukla’s new play, Jab...

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Righting a Wrong

Sexual harassment of women is coming out of the closet so to say and white male entitlement is getting a much-deserved bashing in the media. Bestselling writer Emily Giffin&rs...

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Women’s Voices

It is always interesting to explore scenarios in rural or small town India, wherein women are able to negotiate some power for themselves, however miniscule the impact may be....

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Love is Not the Answer

Bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand’s latest novel is titled The Perfect Couple, but actually goes on to prove that a perfect love is not always possible; even the most ...

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Two Women and A Deity

A man ignores his wife and home because he is devoted to God; and the God he prays to, ignores his husbandly duties because he cares for his devotees. This piquant situation,&...

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The Sisterhood of Suburbia

There is a popular saying: When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  Laura Weisberger’s characters in her book When Life Gives You Lululemons are g...

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Ways of Seeing

Blind Date has a heartwarming premise - that disability need not mean the end of life. However, it belongs to the kind of theatre, not meant for aficionados, but for...

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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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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