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The Kids Are Alright

So many stories for children are fairy tales or uncomplicated narratives with easy-to-digest messages. What made the 1929 story Emil and the Detectives  by German wr...

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In the Eye of a Storm

Three Pines is the magical village Canadian writer Louis Penny has created as a setting for her novels featuring the cop Armand Gamache. Her bestselling books are not just abo...

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The Circle of Life

In an age when there is so little thought given to the past, a new Marathi play makes a case for preserving memories. Soyare Sakal is the fifty-seventh production by Bha...

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Home and Heart

Reading Barbara Kingsolver’s Unsheltered, the thought that passes through the mind is: there but for the grace of god goes any middle-class family, when a...

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The Perfect Marriage

The Marathi play Chi Sau Ka Rangbhumi, produced by Natyasampada’s Anant Panshikar, written and directed by Sampada Joglekar Kulkarni works with a fascinating premis...

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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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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