Pandit Ravi Shankar passed away today. Rajinikanth turned 62. Dilip Kumar turned 90 yesterday. Smita Patil passed  away almost 26 years ago on December 13. Births, deaths. Years counted, measured, emptied out. filled up. This whole idea of time and ...Read More


    I learnt at five just what Hindi cinema means to middle class India when I heard my father talk about Dilip Kumar's death scene in Ganga Jamuna.``Tabahi macha di,'' (he was devastating) he said. Films were a part of everything we ...Read More