Category archives: Artist

Wondering what life in North Korea is like? Read these 4 books to find out

We love books. But no matter how much we read, there are always dusty shelves and stories — real or fictional — that we still haven’t opened our eyes to. So every month, we’ll write about a topic, an author, or a series that catches our attention. Whether it is James Bond or Scandinavian noir, the idea is to celebrate best-sellers across the world and discover more about the unknown […]

Review: Chandni Begum by Qurratulain Hyder

Chandni Begum was Qurratulain Hyder’s last novel. Written in 1989, almost two decades before her demise, it centres around the lives of two aristocratic families living across the Gomti river in Lucknow and a controversial estate with a mosque and a temple in its compound. As the story unfolds over a period of four decades or so and across generations, not quite a long period compared to Hyder’s earlier works, […]

Review: Visa Wives by Radhika MB

A lucrative offer for the man of the house from a top US tech company, the sudden elevation in social status with parents’ eyes shining with pride, and colleagues and neighbours pretending to not be jealous… all this is far too tempting for the individual to worry about the legendary rigidity of US immigration law. The wife, too, easily succumbs to the lure of America and the idea of the […]

Review: Indian Instincts: Essays on Freedom and Equality in India by Miniya Chatterji

If you were to do a PET scan of my brain right now, you’d see a chaos of colours. That’s because I’ve just finished reading Indian Instincts: Essays on Freedom and Equality in India by Miniya Chatterji, and the way the author has analysed the issues that make every generation of Indian sputter and fume, comprehensively and coherently using history, philosophy, current affairs, world affairs and her own observations, has […]

Review: Unlawful Justice by Vish Dhamija

The intriguing title of Vish Dhamija’s latest crime fiction, Unlawful Justice, immediately puts forth a moral conundrum by alluding to something that is most definitely outside the realm of law but must be undertaken to deliver a higher moral objective. Dhamija has previously written five works in the same genre. This one narrates the tale of the rape of Baby, the minor daughter of Vansh Diwan’s household help. Diwan, a […]

TUSHAR UNADKAT announced as the GUEST of HONOR & JURY member for KAIROS 2018

The graduating students of Textile and Apparel Design, Institute of Fashion Technology, Faculty of Family and Community Sciences, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara will be highlighting their collection through KAIROS 2018 on March 24, 2018, which is the culmination of their three years affiliation with the Institute and because of their perennial hard work. It is an academic event that is a visual treat with models sashaying down […]


Pancham Da’s Music in this iPhone X Ad Will Give You Goosebumps

When music producer Pete Cannon shared the video of the advert for the latest model of the iPhone series on social media, the soundtrack struck some Bollywood buffs as familiar. It was the legendary Indian music maverick RD Burman’s unmistakable trumpet tune from his composition – Meri Nazar Hai Tujh Pe from the 1980 film, The Burning Train, a multi-starrer featuring Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Vinod Khanna, Vinod Mehra, Parveen Babi, Hema […]

Complete list of winners 90th Academy Awards 2018

The glittering event honouring some of the best ones in world cinema—Oscars took place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. The 90th Academy Awards was attended by the who’s who of the West where stars descended in their full might. Here’s a complete list of deserving winners who dazzled at the Oscars stage and took the coveted trophy home: Best Picture: “The Shape of Water” Lead Actor: Gary […]

Review: Dangerous Minds by S Hussain Zaidi and Brijesh Singh

The book — a fruitful collaboration between seasoned investigative journalist S Hussain Zaidi and IPS officer Brijesh Singh — warns its readers of the acts it enlists and about how these stories are mostly bewildering tragedies soaked in horror. Still, the eight profiles of home-grown terrorists in Dangerous Minds are riveting. The book explores “the lives, early beginnings, careers and sudden transformations of seemingly regular people into merchants of death.” […]

Sridevi dies of cardiac arrest: Some facts about the screen icon

Veteran actor Sridevi died in Dubai on Saturday after a cardiac arrest. She was 54. Popularly hailed as the first female superstar of Hindi cinema, the actor was in Dubai with her husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi to attend nephew and actor Mohit Marwah’s wedding. The actor had married film producer Boney Kapoor with whom she had two daughters. Her sudden death shocked Bollywood and legions of her […]