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Educated Women

Educated Women

One day in 1995, Bela Dewan telephones her mother outside of Kolkota, begging her to talk sense into Tara, the granddaughter she’s only seen in photographs. Tara wants to quit college, and Bela, in Houston, is terrified that her daughter is making a mistake and...
Acid for Blood

Acid for Blood

JAI GANGAAJAL. Director: Prakash Jha. Players: Priyanka Chopra, Prakash Jha, Manav Kaul, Ninad Kamat, Rahul Bhat, Murli Sharma. Hindi with Eng. sub-tit. Theatrical release (Play Entertainment) Jha’s original Gangaajal (2003) was a loose, bloody re-telling of a...
Wounded Warriors

Wounded Warriors

GHAYAL ONCE AGAIN. Director: Sunny Deol. Players: Sunny Deol, Zoya Khan, Om Puri, Shivam Patil, Aanchal Munjhal, Narendra Jha, Manoj Joshi, Diana Khan, Abhilash Kumar. Hindi with Eng. sub-tit. Theatrical release (Reliance) Even among sequels, Deol’s Ghayal Once Again...
Part and Parcel of India

Part and Parcel of India

N.H. Senzai, an Indian-Pakistani American writer, was inspired by her husband’s family history to write two children’s novels, Shooting Kabul and Kabul Corner. The acclaimed writer now gives us Ticket to India, a novel sparked by her own family’s story. When India was...
Snobbery and Romance

Snobbery and Romance

Most experts on writing advise authors to find their special skills and hone their talent in that genre. But Bharti Kirchner has defied that rule. She left her job in computer systems management to pursue writing and has written hundreds of short pieces for magazines...