Vinod Mehta

Meena Kumari, one of the leading lights of Bollywood in the ’60s and ’70s, died tragically young. In an extract from Vinod Mehta’s classic biography of the actress, we see how Mumbai, and indeed, the rest of the country, reacted to her untimely death. We also get a glimpse of her bitterly unhappy last days, the last steps in a spiralling path of self-destruction.

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Rowling back on song with her sophomore whodunit
Ajachi Chakrabarti | 26th Jul

The Hachette India edition of The Silkworm, the second novel in the Cormoran Strike series, never refers to the author as J.K. Rowling barring a few q...

Shome Basu | 26th Jul
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26th Jul
Director: Sajid Nadiadwala
Starring: Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

I've always wondered about Salman Khan. His career graph straight-up defies, even mocks, logic. Here's an actor playing one absolutely idiotic charact...


March 21 - April 19

Despite the fact that there is quite a bit on your plate, you’ll be able to carry out tasks in your own way and style this week.


POWERFUL NUMBERS: 4th, 6th, 10th, 15th, 19th, 24th, 31st

GEMS: Black pearl: Public relations

COLOURS: Mustard yellow

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Commie Witch-Hunt
26th Jul

Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible, his play about the Salem witch trials, as an a...


"How can I go on with the story when the first line itself hasn’t received a thousand likes?"

Meena Kandasamy


I do not consider myself beautiful, says Meena Kandasamy, at the end of a discomfiting question from...

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The metal gods of industrial doom
26th Jul

Decline and Fall


  By the time they broke up in 2002, Birmingham industrial metal pioneers Godflesh had cemented their ...

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July 2014
Segway Tour Rajpath

South Block of Secretariat, Vijay Chowk

Enjoy a tour with a difference through the nation’s capital. The Segway allows you to take in the sights and sounds of this great city at a leisurely pace. The tour shall cover historic buildings, monuments and memorials, including the Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House and so on.

"Sometimes we enter art to hide within it. It is where we can go to save ourselves, where a third-person voice protects us."

Michael Ondaatje

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