• 'In the Company of a Poet' is a delightful read February 4, 2013

    'In the Company of a Poet' does a fantastic job of steering Gulzar through his personal history. ...
  • Girl, don't be a woman soon

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    Her hair bounced in the air as she took two sprightly steps at a time, climbing down the stairs of a dilapidated, dank building. Confidence...

  • Why Christian Basti is not Guwahati's shame alone

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    At 17, life is about chocolates, crushes and (sometimes) career choices. Not in that order, though! It is about getting ready to break out of...

  • 'Blue', an honest attempt at chronicling love, lust February 14, 2012

    The blurb promised 'Sri Lanka's first collection of 17 scorching short stories and poems that evoke a world of heady sensuality and offer a veritable smorgasbord of spicy fantasies'. Now I usually don't judge a book by its cover - and this one had a sensual, bared-back woman with a...
  • India furious over US advice on Anna's fast August 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Anna Hazare's upcoming August 16 fast has now caused an Indo-US diplomatic row, in addition to domestic politics. Even as the Indian government dithers over whether to extend Anna's 3-day fast at the Jay Prakash Narayan Park in Delhi, the US has advised India on how to deal...
  • Why no one but Bachchan could have done 'Paa'

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    The child is father of the Man. After watching two-and-half-hours of the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer 'Paa', William Wordsworth's lines from 'The Rainbow' never felt more ...

  • Season of kiss and make up: Ambanis to Jaswant

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    Forgiveness is in the air. Or so it seems. First it was the multi-millionaire Ambani brothers who kind of declared an end to ...

  • Bhopal, 1984: Agony and my grand-aunt

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    December 1984 was supposed to be happy family time. A wedding in the family meant relatives from all over would be congregating in Calcutta. Joy,...

  • Why Mamata Banerjee should stay put in Calcutta

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    As a child growing up in the Calcutta of 90's, I so so (as they say it in 2010!) liked Mamata Banerjee. And I had...

  • 'Perfect Eight', dark history & dull romance May 21, 2010

    Contemporary history and personal romance, along with separation, find their way in journalist Reema Moudgil's literary debut. ...
  • 'Perfect Eight', dark history & dull romance May 21, 2010

    Contemporary history and personal romance, along with separation, find their way in journalist Reema Moudgil's literary debut. ...
  • RIP Nirupama: Love is a lonely song

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    Twenty-two is no age to die. Not when you are young, vivacious and ready to take on the world as you follow your dreams, which...

  • Hyderabadi biryani for Shoaib Malik

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    Ok. Takeaway for the week going by: All's well that ends well. In love. In impending marriages. In televised romance-turned-betrayal-dramas which transcend borders. And otherwise....

  • IPL3: All song and no dance

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    They all came - most of them from across the seas. They saw - while we tried to see why we had to see ...

  • IPL3: All song and no dance

    Chiti chiti bang bang |  Lopamudra Ghatak
    They all came - most of them from across the seas. They saw - while we tried to see why we had to see ...