Apr 19, 2014 04:41 PM
William Shakespeare has gone from being British treasure to international phenomenon. The world observes his 450th birth anniversary on April 23. A slew of festivities in his country of birth and inspiration will be rolled out in honour of William Shakes
Apr 19, 2014 04:39 PM
Almost every language theatre group in India has made Shakespeare its own. There is a full moon in the night sky. In the small pavilion of granite, a human statue has come to life and a celebrating chorus of happiness surrounds us. A young boy accompanie
Apr 19, 2014 04:26 PM
Gulzar talks about life, love and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Many summers ago, when Gulzar wrote ‘Qatra qatra milti hai, qatra qatra jeene do’, the world nodded its approval of the song from Ijaazat that talked of enjoying life, drop by drop
Apr 19, 2014 04:24 PM
The writer pays tribute to the evergreen American teenager, Archibald Andrews, who will soon meet his end. Come July, Riverdale’s resident Romeo is riding off into the sunset.Rumours are that Archibald Andrews — popularly known as “Arch
Apr 19, 2014 04:16 PM
The writer describes the lure of the Rann, a cross between a photoshopped work of art and a fun fair. As we drove through the arid landscape of the Rann of Kutch, our driver narrated an incident from the night before. A young man from Tamil Nadu entered
Apr 19, 2014 04:37 PM
Why the author worships the Bard of Avon. I may describe myself as a “Shakespearaholic” (if we can coin such a word) in the sense that I am like Winston Churchill who is reported to have once claimed, with justifiable pride, that he had acqui
Apr 19, 2014 04:34 PM
We are selective about the crimes we respond to and demand violent retribution for. In a crowded Mumbai courtroom on April 4, 2014, sessions judge Shalini Phansalkar made history by sentencing three men to the gallows for the gruesome gang-rape of a youn
Apr 19, 2014 04:28 PM
Politicians do not address health, education and environmental issues because the electorate does not demand that they do, says KALPANA SHARMA. In the quiet recesses of this country, where the din of electioneering might not have shattered the silence, t
Apr 19, 2014 04:21 PM
Iconic sights that represent Poland’s varied history, imperialism, religion and culture. Rebuilt into its original 13th century design after being almost reduced to rubble during World War II, Warsaw comprises palaces, churches, monuments and stree
Apr 19, 2014 04:18 PM
On getting the most out of your journeys. Foie gras in France; pizza in Pisa; goulash in Hungary; bratwurst in Germany! It borders on sin to miss out on such culinary delights in their places of origin. So travel smart and enjoy it all. Baggage: Pack onl
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