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Amitabh @ Prateeksha

It was exactly on the 20th of December 1990 that I got an invitation from Amitabh Bachchan to be his house guest at Prateeksha in Mumbai. The invitation came through a call from Mumbai, then still Bombay in my landlord’s … Continue reading

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Partition and Cinema

Partition and Cinema . May 8, 2015 at 8:24am I will call her as Miss T because I have to conceal her real identity for purposes of privacy. No, her name does not start with a T, far from it. … Continue reading

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Obituary Rituparno Ghosh

I was drawn to Rituparna Ghosh  for his craft; he had magic with his camera, he could weave poetry with his lens. He followed several styles; I think that he began with Ogo Bodhu Shundori of Salil Dutta in his … Continue reading

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Lincoln The Movie

I have more relatives living in the USA than I have in India, I think. I also have some friends living in America. They are not recent emigrants; many are there for the second generation now. Thanks to the Facebook, … Continue reading

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Zindagi Badi Honi Chahiye, Lambi Nahin…

The first Hindi film I saw which I also happened to follow and recall was Aradhana. It was in a large group of uncles and aunts and cousins that we went to watch the film in a modest theatre in … Continue reading

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Kolkata As Star

In Shrijeet Mukherjee’s 22shey Shrabon and Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani, the star is the city of Kolkata, and that too such a powerful star that it could render the Bengali superstar, Prosenjit in the former and the Hindi film star Vidya … Continue reading

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Dastaan-e-Ghare Baire

Dastangoi, is a medieval form of storytelling devised by the Prophet’s father-in-law, Amir Hamza Esquire and contains stories of magic, fairies, truant students and naïve maulavis. The form has been revived in modern India through Danish Hussain and Amar Farooqui. … Continue reading

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