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Apr 21, 2019
An anecdotal history of Karachi's jazz age, and its Goan stars: Read an excerpt from HM Naqvi's new bookWhen jazz came to the city of Currachee in ’53, it caused traffic jams | Excerpted from HM Naqvi's new book, The Selected Works Of Abdullah The Cossack
Apr 14, 2019
Marvel announces release of new Star Wars: Age of Resistance comics in July 2019Star Wars: The Age of Resistance Special, the ninth issue, will have three stories penned by Taylor, G. Willow Willson, and Chris Eliopoulos.
Apr 11, 2019
The Verdict review: Amid Lok Sabha polls, Prannoy Roy and Dorab Sopariwala's book unravels complexities of Indian democracyFrom the very first sentence to the last, Prannoy Roy and Dorab Sopariwala's The Verdict is a tour-de-force. By plunging us into the very minds of the Indian Voter, this book allows readers to understand Indian elections as an action in the making, always a work in progress.
Apr 10, 2019
Of 'miserable Hindoo ladies' and barbaric tribes: Reading Favell Lee Mortimer's 'educational' book on IndiaAccording to Mrs Mortimer, mothers were the bane of Hindostan. Remember, she was never here and it can be safely said that she was never a Hindoo mother herself but again, she doesn’t let that stop her.
Apr 09, 2019
Favell Lee Mortimer's Far Off: How a 19th century Englishwoman wrote about India — without having seen itThe author of Far Off, Favell Lee Mortimer, was best known for a book called 'The peep of day, or, A series of the earliest religious instruction the infant mind is capable of receiving' which has been called “one of the most outspokenly sadistic children's books ever written”.
Apr 04, 2019
Guillermo del Toro to adapt Pan’s Labyrinth into dark fantasy novel The Labyrinth of the FaunGuillermo del Toro has collaborated with New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke on the project
Mar 25, 2019
Three Classic Films by Gulzar: New book serves as an initiation into filmmaker's universe, and his cinematic journeyThe recently released Three Classic Films by Gulzar (HarperCollins, 2019) manages to pick up three films — Aandhi, Angoor, and Ijaazat — which on their own might not be at the very top of any ‘best of Gulzar’ lists, but stand out as great singular examples of the legendary artist’s oeuvre and also encapsulate Gulzar’s cinema, in more ways than one.
Mar 23, 2019
Gulzar responds to Javed Akhtar's poem on speaking up in 'dark times': You are not aloneGulzar responded to Javed Akhtar's new poem, which he had performed for the first time at the 53rd Shankar-Shad Mushaira.
Mar 20, 2019
Salvador Dalí-Marx Brothers' film, Giraffes on Horseback Salad, turned into a graphic novelSalvador Dalí's Giraffes on Horseback Salad revolved around Jimmy (played by Harpo) who gets inexplicably attracted to a mysterious surrealist woman
Mar 18, 2019
Elton John announces he's working on his official autobiography, slated to hit stands in OctoberElton John, who's life has been 'one helluva roller coaster ride', announced on Twitter that his autobiography will be co-authored by music journalist Alexis Petridis