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Signs of the times: Come October

Humra  Quraishi remembers classical singer Begum Akhtar, also known as Akhtari Bai and we...

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Close Encounters with Rekha

On her 66th birthday, Khalid Mohamed writes on the eternal mystique of Rekha.

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Cabaret Queens

Film historian, Dhruv Somani, returns to the era of cabarets to select seven of the dancing divas that shone a light on Bollyw...

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Those Courtesan Days

Film historian Dhruv Somani, writes on the near-extinct genre of Bollywood films, which took you into the kothas and durbars o...

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To the story I was born

Aparajita Krishna plunges into her rich past, where there is a paean to her left leaning parents who inhabited India’s r...

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Vanishing Act: Bollywood actresses who quit the scene suddenly

Film historian Dhruv Somani writes on the 10 actresses who just upped and shunned the limelight.

Politically Left Handed: Subhashini Ali

Vinta Nanda chats with Subhashini Ali about why after a long time and now in the times of COVID-19, when all other politics se...

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Abandoned

Bollywood’s shelved extravaganzas! Film historian Dhruv Somani zooms in on eight big Bollywood movies, which on facing hiccups, couldn&rs...

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Bimal Roy Memorial and Film Society honours late Farooque Shaikh and Asha Parekh

The Bimal Roy Memorial and Film Society will honour actors Asha Parekh and late Farooque Shaikh at a special function to commemorate ...

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Google @ my First Address in Life and its Fruity Lychee taste: MUZAFFARPUR

I have changed many addresses in life as an itinerant. When I click life@57, it is my first address in life and...

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