Retroscope

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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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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URMI JUVEKAR: The Storyteller

Aparajita Krishna deep dives to writer Urmi Juvekar’s life and journey as a creati...

November 26 2022

Art of Lines & Commas

Khalid Mohamed in conversation with Ashok Namdeo Hinge, calligrapher, graphic designer a...

November 25 2022

Bengali Cinema: A Middle Way to Tread

Satyabrata Ghosh explores the cinema of West Bengal to conclude how the median between a...

November 22 2022