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Father Of The Groom

Makrand Deshpande’s new play Pitaji Please—should count among his best so far—deals with parental anxiety caused by an offspring's inter-community romance. T...

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Cannibal On The Run

This new John Sandford book, Neon Prey, 29th in his bestselling Prey series, is not for the squeamish, featuring as it does, a cannibal as the villain. It is also a bit offens...

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Wedding Woes

There can be no wedding in our country, without high stress and drama, some of which playwright-director Veena Bakshi has captured with humour in Ank’s production of Ham...

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The Right Thing

Who would kill a man with a few days to live, unless there is a reason to silence him? David Baldacci’s unusual creation, Amos Decker, the man with a perfect memory, ...

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Into The Mist

Kamlesh Mota’s new Gujarati play, Dhummas (Fog), written by Anshumali Ruparel, is described as “an emotional thriller”  which must be a term coined for ...

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Plucky Woman

Mary Kay Andrews is called the Queen of Beach Reads, and her fans who turn her books into bestsellers would agree. Her novels have female protagonists, but escape being called...

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As The Crow Flies

A materialistic western society is taken up by Mary Kondo, who teaches them how to unclutter and simplify their lives. The idea is not new; almost every religion—Buddhis...

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The Power Of Chocolate

Vianna Rocher and her magical chocolates first featured in the bestselling book Chocolat by Joanne Harris, which was turned into an Oscar-nominated film, which is why, when on...

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Women’s Voices

The experiment of staging a selection of monologues worked well in Gujarati. In the first collection of seven short plays-- Saat Teri Ekvees (7X3=21)-- produced by Manhar Gadh...

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Never Give Up

Like all his books, Harlan Coben’s latest Run Away has hit the bestseller lists. The standalone novel about the travails of a family goes straight for the heart. His pr...

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A Faust for Bangladesh

Farrukh Dhondy at his best as he recounts the attempt he once made to adapt Goethe&rsquo...

December 2 2021

All about Eve: A History of the Hindi Film Heroine

All about Eve: A History of the Hindi Film HeroineThe more things change, the more they ...

December 1 2021

Memories of an advertising man…

In this fascinating first-person-account, Monojit Lahiri, known for his Bollywood-driven...

November 30 2021