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Tom Cowan, the cinematographer of the 1970 classic Samskara, visited  Bangalore in 2011 to collaborate with Konarak Reddy and Kirtana Kumar (the son and daughter-in-law of Pattabhirami Reddy) on a film project called Bangalore Love Story. Cowan had shared how it ...Read More

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Dr Mili Chakraborty likes to pose for selfies... perhaps that is why every frame she is in seems to be carefully composed for a snapshot. Her smile is always selfie ready and even though she says, "jo dil mein hai..wohi ...Read More

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 Sanjna Kapoor was about 10 when she shot the horrific church massacre scene with her grandfather Geoffrey Kendal in Shyam Benegal's Junoon (1978). The film was produced by her father's production company  Film Valas. She also appeared as her mother's ...Read More

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Thoughts do have this tendency to turn inwards more often, especially when one is in ones mid-forties.  I mean, forty plus years of life experiences have to provide for a rather myriad range of experiences – with all the good, the ...Read More

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  I was recently writing an article about genetics and came across the nature versus nurture theory. I’ve heard of it before but never applied it to my life, until now. You see I have been fighting nature and possibly nurture ...Read More

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Life in Bombay is so fast paced that we hardly get a chance to stop and enjoy the moment. Most of us are busy with work and commute. Whatever little time we get we spend it on watching a movie or in a ...Read More

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Zipping past me on my right were lush green fields, sleepy hamlets, rain washed forests with abundant open spaces while on my left, in contrast, was cramped nothingness with frozen unknown faces- each looking lost in their own reverie. Soon ...Read More

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Rachna Bisht Rawat, is out with her first book The Brave which has 21 riveting stories about how India's highest military honour, Paramveer Chakra was won. Here she recounts what it was like to meet those who were left behind to mourn and to remember the ...Read More

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Editorial note: Rachna Bisht Rawat is out with her first book The Brave. Read 21 riveting stories about how India's highest military honour, Paramveer Chakra was won. Rachna takes us to the heart of war, chronicling the tales of India's bravest soldiers. ...Read More

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  Pakistani actor Fawad Khan is quoting playwright David Mamet and citing Brando's brilliance in the 1951 classic A Streetcar Named Desire, minutes after he has been made to dance to a hit from his debut Hindi film Khoobsurat with Sonam ...Read More

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And suddenly Jhansi Ki Rani has become a cinematic trigger. First Subhadra Kumari Chauhan’s poem, “Khoob ladi mardani woh to Jhansi wali Rani thi” about the warrior queen was referenced by Rani Mukherjee’s  Mardani (spot the connection?). In Omung Kumar’s Mary ...Read More

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Actor, travel buff and photography aficionado Kunal Karan Kapoor has been off TV screens since the second season of his cult show Na Nole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha wrapped up in 2013 but he has been doing what few ...Read More