'It was the first document he had seen that asked him about his past in such detail; it was the only interest this country (America) had shown in his origins, and it was most inconvenient. To get ahead, he had to find out where he had come from.' Award-winning New York-based author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found, Suketu Mehta's latest short story is about Mahesh, who has a perfect NRI life in the USA -- so perfect that he can't remember a thing about his past in India, not even his ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Nothing much, says Khushwant Singh. 'To most newly married Indian couples, the concept of privacy is as alien as that of love.''They rarely get a room to themselves; the bride-wife sleeps with women members of her husband's family; the husband shares his charpoy lined alongside his father's and brothers'.'Occasionally the mother-in-law, anxious to acquire a grandson, will contrive a meeting between her son and his wife: The most common technique is to get her to take a tumbler of milk to the ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago
Prosenjit Chatterjee, or Bumba-da to the whole of West Bengal, has more than 300 films to his credit in a career spanning over three decades. The National Award-winning actor and Bengali megastar whose on-screen romances and family dramas were huge ...Times of India, 1 week ago
The octogenarian actor on being Satyajit Ray's alter ego, shunning Bollywood, Bengal's kitchen politics, and working non-stop at the age of 81 Before shooting began for Shakha Proshakha (1990)—Satyajit Ray's penultimate film and the last of actor ...Livemint.com, 1 month ago
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