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Shashi Kapoor, 36 Chowringhee Lane, Indian cinema, Jennifer Kendal

Goodbye Shashi Kapoor, you changed Indian cinema for us

The actor struck a balance between Indian mainstream's relish for the larger than life with finer aesthetics of world cinema.

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 |  Angiography |  7-minute read

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Prithvi Theatre, Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor

Shashi was more than just a talented Kapoor, he shined on his own

The multi-talented artist leaves behind Prithvi Theatre, his labour of love and his gift to performance art in India.

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 |  Rough Cut |  3-minute read

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Hindi Cinema, Prithvi Theatre, Bollywood, Shashi Kapoor

Who was the real Shashi Kapoor?

[Book extract] Once he embraced a role, he accepted the terms of that project.

ART & CULTURE

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Deep Purple, Montreux Jazz Festival, Smoke on the Water

Story behind Deep Purple's 'Smoke on the Water'

On December 4, 1971, one of the greatest rock bands in the world, created a classic out of fire.

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Dashakriya, Sandeep Patil, Brahminism, Padmavati controversy

Dashakriya is an offensive film, it attempts to democratise Brahminism

The movie doesn't find faults with regressive rituals, it focuses on who performs them.

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HT Leadership Summit 2017, Harvey Weinstein, Padmavati controversy, Salman Khan

Being candid, not: Salman Khan on Padmavati, sexual harassment and media

One would think that the man who plays roles such as 'Tiger' in reel life may have a little more substance to offer in the real one.

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Middle East, Egypt, Kushari

How I fell in love with kushari — Egypt's khichdi — in Cairo

A rather unusual choice for a national dish in a country full of eateries serving kababs, koftas and, ahem, grilled pigeons stuffed with rice.

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Poets, Mangoes, Mirza ghalib

Revealing Delhi's most-loved poet Mirza Ghalib's fondness for meat and mangoes

Of course, the bard would have had a glass of his favourite wine to go with it.