Retroscope

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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Rediscovering Hidden Treasures : Hirak Rajar Deshe

The most renowned Indian film maker internationally, doubtless, is Satyajit Ray. His advent with the iconic debut, PatherPanchali (The Song of the Road) heralded an outstandin...

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Dil Ka Haal Sune Dilwala

Growing up in Calcutta gave us grounding in sound middle class values out of which I was constructed. We lived in a four room rented ground floor place, P92 SardarSankar Road....

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Turning Air Pollution Into Art

Artists are known to take inspiration from the world around them. So it’s no surpr...

May 25 2019

Urban Fairytale

“Who will believe a woman, who went willingly with her boyfriend to a private part...

May 23 2019

Adolescent Health: The Missing Population in Universal Health Coverage

The Sustainable Development Goals and global political momentum behind Universal Health ...

May 22 2019