Kaleidoscope

Power of Imagination

There is no limit to where the imagination can go, and some the best children’s books encourage this ability. As people grow up, reality takes over but for a child the w...

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Trouble In Paradise

Celeste Ng’s award-winning debut novel, Everything I Never Told You, was set in the Seventies, and explored issues of race and alienation of the ‘ou...

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The More Things Change…

Ajit Dalvi’s Marathi play Samajswasthya, directed by Atul Pethe, is a startling reminder that in spite of all the progress India has witnessed over the last ce...

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By The Sea

Jennifer Egan’s 2011 novel, on her Pulitzer. Experimental in form, the book had thirteen chapters from different points of view and different periods of time. It to...

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Wedding-Go-Round

It has already been established that Bollywood loves romance and weddings—every year there are a handful films set around noise and bustle of traditional weddings. It wa...

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Twist In The Fairytale

What would happen to Sleeping Beauty if Prince Charming did not arrive to wake her up? What if women in the world went to sleep forever? How would the men cope? Stephen King ...

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That Immortal Woman

Draupadi is not only the most fascinating character in the Mahabharat, she is written about so much, that she has become an icon of female power. In 2010, Dinesh Th...

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Out of Africa

In 1998, Scottish writer Alexander McCall Smith, began the The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series of novels set in Botswana, featuring the “traditionally bu...

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The Storytellers

We live in times fraught with violence when the artiste or performer is either silent or walking on the eggshells of easily hurt sentiments and political vendetta. When it is ...

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The Cobrador’s Stare

Debt collectors are known to be aggressive and sometimes violent, but what happens with a black-clad hooded figure does nothing but follow a defaulter around and stare at him ...

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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

‘Think beyond, solve different’, ways to end the Climate woes

The world is burning and many people across the world are seeking bolder action on clima...

March 18 2019

Children with disabilities more exposed to abuse and violence

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet spoke at a Human Rights Co...

March 15 2019