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Bad blood

The conversation at a dinner table begins with a couple of menopausal women (united by one acronym: CRIMINE, Committee of Ramallah Independent Menopausal Inner Network Enterprise) talking about sagging buttocks, facelifts, changes in their bodies and trails off to Hamas vs Fatah and the barely existing hope of a free…

Eye of the tiger

The late Fateh Singh Rathore never supported fancy ‘save the tiger’ campaigns or outdated government policies. Soma Basu was one of the last to interview the ‘Tiger Man’ before he passed away on 1 March

Entertaining Mr Kher

More than a ‘play’ worth watching, Anupam Kher’s Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hain was an entertaining programme. A review by Soma Basu What if artists painted their life on canvas and musicians played their life on stage? It would have always left one wondering how honest or fair the tellers…

Rainbow celebration

The Annual Calcutta Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Film & Video Festival, an emerging space to showcase films and allied media of concerning matter to the diverse communities and individuals, made around the world and in India, was scheduled between 19 and 21 November at Max Mueller Bhavan Auditorium. The festival…

A heap of broken images

Soma Basu gets slayed by Shabana Azmi’s views on gender struggle “So intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand,So intimate that when you fall asleep it is my eyes that close…” Imagine what if these lines by Pablo Neruda were not exchanged between lovers but jealous siblings.…