MAMI Reviews #1- Chronic

  Last week, Mumbai was blessed with the 17th edition Mumbai Film Festival that opened in Cinemas all over the city. It is organized by Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI) and I can say that it was the best marketed edition ever. Compared to previous editions, this one had long queues and popular…

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Creepy little diary of Chottu

An extract from the dairy of friendly little face from neighborhood, Chottu (13 years old Domestic help of Verma family) . Warning : Confidential, fictitious and brainless. Date: 7 Sitembar, Sanischar Dear Dairy, I Chottu. But that not my real name. My real name Bansi Lal Khuswa from Basti village near Gorakhpur but when i…

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End of Road for the Street Book-sellers?

In the Fort area of Bombay, behind the lane of High court, you will find rows of books lying on the foot-park. The books are arranged in the 3 stacks according to prices: Rs 30 ($ 0.50), Rs 60 ($1) & Rs 100 ($1.75). I asked Shankar, who ran the place, how he priced the…

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The Book Review: Chanakya’s Chant

  Chanakya’s Chant is written by Ashwin Sanghi, Indian author based in Mumbai. The book is based on fiction however  the author has used  Historical characters and timelines to give life to the story. The book  runs in a 2 parallel backdrop: The first one is the story of Chanakya. One of the brightest political and…

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