Actor and media personality Shenaz Treasury has had an eventful week. As a spontaneous reaction to the Uber rape case in Delhi, she posted an open letter on her Facebook page. The letter was addressed to influential thought leaders in ...Read More


Just a few days before December 16, the second anniversary of the Nirbhaya tragedy, actor, producer and activist Dia Mirza was in town. The Uber rape case was on her mind, as were the sexual crimes against young girls in ...Read More


  With every message that leaves novelist Bilal Tanweer’s email account, travel these famous lines from Aleksandar Hemon's 2008 novel, The Lazarus Project:   “All the lives I could live, all the people I will never know, never will be, they are everywhere. ...Read More


When was the last time you saw a Hindustani music legend in a video that reformulated the conventions of popular and classical idioms? Chances are that the image of Shubha Mudgal orchestrating monsoon in a chawl will flash through your ...Read More


A picture of Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, taken possibly in the 1960s, is on the cover of his latest anthology. His curly, unruly hair tumbles down his combat jacket. His jeans are frayed and with his boots making a statement all ...Read More

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2014 is slowly fading into the past as a collage of memories and we eagerly await a new beginning, a new journey through 2015. The twilight between the years is a good time to reflect upon the past experiences that ...Read More


And now here she was, sitting in her balcony, wrapped in a Pashmina shawl, sipping her Earl Grey tea. She lived in Darjeeling these days, but her loyalties lay with her English favourite. Sally had lived in London for a few years ...Read More


The temple city of Rishikesh is around 250 kms away from Delhi. It is a famous weekend destination spot for the city folk from the National Capital Region (NCR). Rishikesh is a melting pot of spirituality, adventure and home to numerous well ...Read More


Have you ever been whistled out of a public park, shooed while halting at a parking place, insulted at a railway ticket window, mocked at a police station? If you were a common citizen of India, you must have been. Admit it. ...Read More


  S G Vasudev's retrospective Recollections Reconnections series will be on display at Gallery Sumukha in Bangalore  till January 10. The national award-winning artist is reflective as he recalls the young man who once said, "My hands cannot stay idle. They ...Read More


We see what we want or perhaps need to see in cinema, in music, in the books we read, the people we meet. On days we are open to life, we see even the yellow butterfly flitting past the auto, ...Read More


One of the most surprising roles Deven Verma did was that of a domineering husband in Gulzar's Mere Apne. He makes a brief appearance as Meena Kumari's memory of a man who she feared as much as she loved. Feared because he was ...Read More