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ART & CULTURE

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Seventy and to Hell With It, Shobhaa De

Shobhaa De on writing 'sexy novels' and the importance of saying no

[Book extract] ‘If you are a buddhiya, better to be badmash than a bore!’

ART & CULTURE

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The New Yorker, Cat Person

Why a cat story with no cats has become an internet sensation

In many ways, this is a story about the unsaid pressure on women when it comes to the sexual act.

ART & CULTURE

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ART & CULTURE

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Courtesans, Rekha, Dream Girl, Hema Malini

Courtesans in Bollywood: How the tawaif transitioned into 'modern' Indian woman

[Book excerpt] The courtesan represents higher culture derived from royal courts as she and her house have a lot in common with upper-class women and their homes.

ART & CULTURE

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Yemen, Haleem, Harees, Khichra

In search of haleem in Hyderabad and finding Yemen

It’s most fascinating that in Barkas, tribes with Middle Eastern roots have kept their culture and language intact.

ART & CULTURE

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Bollywood, Monsoon Shootout, Vijay Varma, Pink

How Pink's Vijay Varma is getting an image makeover

The film changed everything for the Hyderabad-born actor.

ART & CULTURE

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Virat Kohli, Italy, Anushka Sharma, Virat-Anushka wedding

How Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma turned into Virushka sensation

It’s an unsaid norm in our country - if you are a celebrity, you are 'owned' by the countrymen.

ART & CULTURE

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ART & CULTURE

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Indian cinema, Bollywood, Shashi Kapoor

A Pakistani fan of Shashi Kapoor's pays a tribute

He was that one thing only a very few men would ever be described as: beautiful.

ART & CULTURE

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Indian cinema, Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor

What it was like knowing Shashi Kapoor

My tryst with his wing of the family, started innocuously as a corporate sponsor supporting Prithvi Theatre, when I ran the iconic telecom company, Orange.