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Married to dreams
As "Le Divorce" regales cinemagoers, its producer Ismail Merchant tells DIWAN SINGH BAJELI about the sparks that ignited his lasting passion for good cinema.
Delhi's Parsi connection
PARSIS CAME to North India over 500 years ago, though some think it was much earlier. But historically speaking, the Parsi association with Delhi dates back to the time of Akbar, when Dastur Meherjirana of Navsari impressed the emperor with his ...
Playing the bad man
MANOJ JOSHI is a happy man. He has a decent number of films in his kitty and in 2004, at least two of his films are hitting the halls. One is Mehul Kumar's "Jaago", released this past Friday, and the other is Feroz Nadiadwala's "Aan", which is ...
All for thoughtful cinema
WHEN HE was 26, he sported a moustache. Not because it was considered a sign of manliness but because he wanted to look "mature, who could be taken as a serious director by those who reserved this slot for senior people only." This was Mohammad ...
Lording over competition
BIG IS bold. Big is beautiful. And here in Peter Jackson's film, size does matter - it is a life giving kick to a film that is almost an epic. So what if it is aeons removed from contemporary times. It encourages reality suspension and ...
Luxury, sheer luxury
ONCE CINEMA was indulgence, today cinema halls are. Continuing with their mission to zeroing down to the finest blend of pleasure and commerce, PVR cinemas has released a new product from its theatre unit at Metropolitan Mall, Gurgaon. Called ...
PERFORMING BEFORE the Ballad King takes some doing but this pack of four seemed primed to give him a feel of Indian energy. "It's our responsibility to prepare the stage for Bryan by lifting the crowd's spirit to the optimum level and give Bryan ...
Love is all there is
We can jive to Shubha Mudgal's music while remembering our pluralistic traditions, says ANJANA RAJAN.
Food close to Heartbeat
Chef Michel Nischan from New York rolled out a delightful spread at the Taj Mahal hotel's Orient Express this past week. SUMITRA SENAPATY savours every bit of it.
China in town
IT IS the year 4701. Something is cooking and even the dead are supposed to smell it. Some future ordeal, one might think. However, the seemingly distant future is the real present. It indeed is the year 4701 according to the Chinese calendar, ...
Jaipur, in New Delhi
BLOCK PRINTING of Jaipur is a rage among many people. So any shop or showroom selling clothes from the Pink City is usually crowded. Now Delhiites have one more such outlet. Soma, a popular name in handicrafts from Jaipur, has recently opened its ...
THEY SAY that when God visited Switzerland, His every comfort was looked after, every desire complied with. At the end of the visit, about to depart for His heavenly abode, God was politely handed the bill. Well, what else could God have ...
A brave, new world
Malaysia has everything to offer. From centuries-old monuments to adventure resorts and the Formula circuit, there is something to please everybody, says ZIYA US SALAM.
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