Even after three decades, Mandi proves its lasting relevance and powerful impact on cinephile memory by inviting comparisons to Vidya Balan’s Begum Jaan. Shyam Benegal’s mesmeric Mandi chronicles life through a woman running a brothel house in the crammed backstreets of Hyderabad. As is the nature of a marketplace, the establishment is marked by rumpus and range but Benegal views the matriarch’s lifestyle and choices with endless fascination and empathy. Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Stacey Bendet's alice + olivia presentation at the New York Fashion Week, discovers Monali Sarkar, was inspired by Salman Rushdie's The Enchantress of Florence. IMAGE: Booker Prize winning novelist Salman Rushdie at the alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet Fall 2017 Presentation at New York Fashion Week. Photograph: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images Not all novelists can boast of a fashion line inspired by their works. But after the latest New York Fashion Week, Salman Rusdhie can. His novel The ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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