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  • The conversation

    The conversation

    The house reeked of an amalgam of masala powders, expensive cosmetics and mingled perfumes from flowers like the Indian jasmine and marigolds. Piya’s parents had made every arrangement in order to make their only daughter’s wedding as memorable and joyous as possible. “Who will grind the turmeric paste?” The bride’s mother could be heard hollering …

    January 7, 2018
  • Stalinist stories: The Soviet Man of Steel’s fictional forays

    Stalinist stories: The Soviet Man of Steel’s fictional forays

    There are just a handful of statesmen who have greatly influenced the course of the 20th century — for good or bad. But can we categorise leaders on this moral standard — for the most evil may have done some good, or vice versa. We could try the more tangible measure of success and failure, …

    December 17, 2017
  • Amazing story of Delhi’s Sunny-ki-Mariam and her namesakes

    Amazing story of Delhi’s Sunny-ki-Mariam and her namesakes

    Mariam Rose happened to be a namesake of the Virgin Mary and it continues to be a common name among Jews, Christians and Muslims.

    November 2, 2017
  • Sanjay Dutt wants his kids to know his story!

    Sanjay Dutt wants his kids to know his story!

    Sanjay Dutt has garnered lots of praise for intriguing performance in Bhoomi. His power-packed performance as a father has won him, critical acclaim. Even the audience was very happy to see him back on silver screen after 3 years. The talented actor had also given a nod to unveil his biopic on celluloid, which will …

    September 28, 2017
  • The disowned mother

    The disowned mother

    I found her old right from the time I could recognise men and matters. She was lean, fairly tall, dark brown in complexion with grey hair cropped in the fashion of men. She always wore white saris over a white chemise and went barefoot. She was one of our family who stayed with us and did …

    August 13, 2017
  • Javed Akhtar will narrate a story from Bareilly 

    Javed Akhtar will narrate a story from Bareilly 

    The makers of Bareilly Ki Barfi have roped in five-time National Award winning lyricist Javed Akhtar as the narrator for the film. The Legendary lyricist Javed Akhtar will be seen as sutradhar (narrator) in Kriti Sanon, Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao starrer Bareilly ki Barfi. Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, director of the film shares, “We wanted …

    August 10, 2017
  • Tale of a forgotten director

    Tale of a forgotten director

    If Ritwik Ghatak’s films have not suffered the same fate that they did when he was alive, it was because there was an extraordinary revival of his work after his death in 1976. One filmmaker who had worked around the same time and had similar social attitudes and artistic leanings was Rajen Tarafdar. Both had …

    July 8, 2017
  • The murder of a giant

    The murder of a giant

    The giant scorpion that came to my front verandah one evening last month, when the rain came down in torrents, found no shelter.

    November 26, 2016
  • The lasting memory

    The lasting memory

    She had been lonely as she could hardly remember what happened in the last six months. 

    November 17, 2016
  • The lasting memory

    The lasting memory

    She had been lonely as she could hardly remember what happened in the last six months. 

    November 17, 2016
  • Amusing tailor tales from the past

    Amusing tailor tales from the past

    Darzis were poor and led lives of penury but were an important part of society all the same, though hardships made some of them eccentrics.

    November 9, 2016
  • The arrow

    The arrow

    I want to write about a particular arrow. The boy who sleeps with the arrow next to his bed has lent it to me for a day. He said that the arrow knows everything. The boy is aged about 40. He is very dark and his hair is always cropped short. It is thick and …

    September 10, 2016
  • How to re-use tea bags

    How to re-use tea bags

    Health benefits of used tea bags

    August 8, 2016