While Oprah Winfrey unarguably stole the show on Day 3 of the Jaipur Literature Festival, there were also lively sessions attended by celebrated writers Fatima Bhutto, Joseph Lelyveld, Kunal Basu and Deepak Chopra.
Last Sunday, a friend left a message for me on Facebook. “Professor Mushirul Hasan was injured in a road accident. He is critical.” I said a quick prayer for his life and health. As news came in, f... »
As the who’s who of our serious film fraternity gathers in Goa for the International Film Festival of India, my mind goes back a few years to a nascent attempt by some well meaning critics to form... »
Late December last year, I was in luck. I was on my way to meet renowned cultural theorist Homi Bhabha near Santa Cruz in Mumbai when I happened to see seasoned journalist-publisher-politician Shah... »