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Humra  Quraishi harks back to 1994, the year in which Sushmita Sen was crowned Miss Universe. She revisits an interview with her boyfriend Rajat Tara and a column written...

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The Principle Of Sarva, Dharma, Sambhav

This week Humra Quraishi visits Ghalib and Mir, their poetry and arrives at the understanding of Sarva, Dharma, Sambhav through Khushwant Singh’s writings about Nargis D...

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The Popularity Of Yoga

To celebrate Yoga Day, Yoga professionals speak to Monarose Sheila Pereira and explain why Yoga has become so immensely popular. Dr. Mickey Mehta, Fitness Guru...

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FIGHTING FOR BASIC RIGHTS AND FREEDOM

The word 'intolerance' comes with baggage. It implies ego, inflexibility and an attachment to opinion, writes Anupama Mandloi It starts in families where the head decides the...

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Odes to Pandit Shivkumar Sharma

Santoor maestro, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma recently passed away. Senior musicians speak to Monarose Sheila Pereira to pay their tributes to Panditji. Pandit Satish Vy...

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Soundman’s debut directorial venture wins applause

A titular documentary on his daily routine has just won the Second Best Documentary award at the 7th Bengal International Short Film Festival (BISFF), reports The Daily Eye Ne...

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Should Hindi be the national language?

Various professionals from different states talk to Monarose Sheila Pereira about their views. Over to them… Prahlad Kakar, Ad Guru, Mumbai Hindi is alrea...

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DIARIES: WHISTLING WOODS INTERNATIONAL

There’s so much going on at Whistling Woods International that it’s hard to keep track, but we’re trying our best to tell you all about it, reports The Daily...

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Does art have a religion?

Recently there was a row over a Muslim Dancer named Mansiya, not being allowed to perform at a Kerala temple. Artists from various fields discuss with Monarose Sheila Per...

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Speak, for your lips are still free…

As Eid-ul-Fitr is to  be  observed next week, let me write about one of my earlier meetings with the late Khwaja Hasan Sani Nizami, who was a direct descendant of Su...

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ALTERNATIVE ENTERTAINMENT: MAINSTREAM VS. ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES

A comprehensive understanding of mainstream and alternative movements enrich discussions...

April 19 2024

KALEIDOSCOPE: A TALE SET IN THE TIMES OF ANARCHY

With Kahini: A Story of Our Times, Om Books International’s recently published Eng...

April 18 2024

BOLLYWOOD: FRANK & FEARLESS, GULZAR…UNCUT!

Monojit Lahiri recalls an amazing conversation with a dear, cherished and hugely respect...

April 17 2024