Retroscope

Love lost in Yesteryear’s Prem Nagar

Prem Nagar – a lovers’ lane – has gone under. That one spot shielded from voyeuristic eyes by untrimmed wild bushes and shrubbery, on the seafront of Malabar...

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The Other Dilip Kumar

As the car heaves uphill from the Khar end, I notice a high blue scaffolding covering that familiar old place.  A sign board is clearly visible outside. Despite the small...

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A Fond Farewell to a Cherished friend​ - his death is a profound Personal Loss

"I was a little more than a boy when I first met Bimalda. It was at a premiere, that we first met. He was a soft-spoken gentleman and I still remember his interesting eyes. ...

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THE JITENDRA ARYA RETROSPECTIVE

“Photography begins with the marriage of two minds – the dreamers and the technicians.” Arya on photographing Nehru.  I have not the faintest idea why ...

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21 years of Commemorating Roy

The Bimal Roy Memorial Committee and Film Society, founded in honour of Bimal Roy, the 'Silent Master' of the Golden Age of Indian Cinema turns 21 years old this year. The co...

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On The Eve Of Another Silent Anniversary

Overwhelmed by grief when my father passed away in January 1966I did not know how to combat that empty feeling. I was just 23 years old and I had had so much to talk, listen, ...

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FREEDOM My Story By Arunaraje Patil

Arunaraje Patil’s newly released memoir is justly titled FREEDOM. It matches the title of her best known directorial work – RIHAEE- or liberation. The film, she be...

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Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro

Comedy, for some odd reason, has not been a favourite genre for Indian film makers. There is a marked preference for sentimental romances, love stories, family melodrama, grim...

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MOTHERHOOD RETOLD

“I remember it being a curiously bewildering phase. A period when I was beginning to feel excluded from the mainstream activities of my family…but it took me a fo...

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Renaming Places And Roads!!!

The practice of renaming is often a political gimmick. Or it may be some individual politician’s fetish to grab mileage. The familiar ritual has existed for years. ...

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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