Retroscope

Udayer Pathe - A Star Is Born

With Udayer Pathe, a new star was born – the name was BIMAL ROY. As cinematographer, that star quality was evident after he shot P.C .Barua’s MUKTI. Deservedly, Ba...

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The Children’s Day Special

“The boy asked, Where did I come from ma? Did you pick me up somewhere? Mother replied, tearfully laughing, And hugging the child to her bosom- You are the desire of my ...

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Retroscope - Meena Kumari

I walked carefully through the film set, encountering black coils of electrical wires, plug points, tripods, pedestal lights, noisy fans at every step of the way that made me ...

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Retroscope - A legacy of taste

Young couples who elope to marry, remember Romeo Juliet (the poor kids died)​ Raj Kapoor’s Bobby or the young lovers from a recent Marathi blockbuster Sairat that has ...

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Retroscope - In admiration

“ You must be the writer?!” The tall man greeted me sitting in the large drawing room . His unexpected, if direct greeting, knocked me down that night when I was ...

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Retroscope - No Ordinary Mother

The doorbell rang this afternoon- an odd time for it to ring. I was not expecting guests. I opened to find Nazma standing outside. "You never call me these days!" She complai...

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Retroscope : The Date

I reached a little after 11 a.m. the hour family courts open in Bandra East. In the lobby stood my husband’s assistant. Seeing me, the man quickly shifted his gaze....

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Retroscope - Salaam Women

Many of you are familiar with the question of being born female in India. But it will be nice to go through the exercise together –imagine you are a daughter in India. O...

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Retroscope - Stereotyping

What has impacted on our lives - in our daily relationships- most is stereotyping .Women, more than men, are hurt and trivialised by stereotyping. There is always a tendency t...

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Retroscope - Jagjit Singh- A Sweet Recollection

I don’t recall when I first met the two, Jagjit and Chitra Singh. It must be sometime in the early 1970s, when Chitra came round to our tiny apartment on 29th Road TPS I...

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Father Of The Groom

Makrand Deshpande’s new play Pitaji Please—should count among his best so fa...

August 16 2019

Writ petition filed in Supreme Court to lift restrictions imposed on media in Kashmir

NEW DELHI, August 10: Today, Ms. Anuradha Bhasin, the Executive Editor of Kashmir Times,...

August 11 2019

Jon Stewart was Television Gold

Citizens all over the world would do well to follow his parting advice, “If you sm...

August 9 2019