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Memory of a Fragrance

I sprinkled a few drops of water on the flat round stone and worked the severed tree limb—smooth face downwards—in a sequence of relentless spirals. Despite protests from my aging joints, I sat cross-legged in the puja room. It was my last evening in the apartment. I...
Blurred Feud

Blurred Feud

HAPPY BHAAG JAYEGI.  Director: Mudassar Aziz. Players: Diana Penty, Abhay Deol, Momal Sheikh, Jimmy Shergill, Ali Faizal, Kanwaljit Singh, Piyush Mishra.  Music: Sohail Sen. Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu with Eng. sub-tit. Theatrical release (Eros)  To mention Pakistan in a...
No Defence Against Honor Killings

No Defence Against Honor Killings

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, acclaimed director shares his insights into filmmaking in an exclusive interview with Geetika Pathania Jain about his upcoming film, Mirzya. Geetika Pathania Jain (GPJ): Rakeysh, thanks for making yourself available for this exclusive...
Gender Bender

Gender Bender

MR YA MISS. Director: Antara Mali and Satchik Puranik. Players: Antara Mali, Aftab Shivdasani, Ritesh Deshmukh. Music: DVD (Ultra). Hindi with English subtitles. Target audience teens and older. Sex comedies work best when they refuse to take themselves seriously. In...

Sonnet to take Indian poetry to Slovakia and Ireland Lit Fests

Two major international poetry festivals namely- The Ars Poetica, Slovakia and The Cork International Poetry Festival, Ireland will be highlighting Indian English poetry in the coming months. The invitee in both of these events, Sonnet Mondal has read at Struga Poetry...
Epic Entendre

Epic Entendre

RIVER OF INK by Paul M. M. Cooper. Bloomsbury USA; New York. 304 pages. bloomsburyusa.com paulmmcooper.com. Available as hardcover, digital book, Audible, and MP3 CD. History tells stories and those stories about change, upheaval, or oppression should be compelling,...