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A misunderstood actor

Rajat Kapoor leads a happy life with his two mistresses ~ films and theatre, writes Soma Basu Any study of neurology remains incomplete without coming across the word “deficit”, denoting an impairment or incapacity of neurological function ~ loss of speech, loss of language, memory, vision, dexterity, identity and other…

An empty mug

Memories are the greatest gift and also heaviest of burden. A dry flower in a dear book, an album of old pictures, outdated greeting cards; a sea-shell can be like time machines. A song or a movie, a road, a lane, a city sticks on indefinitely. People insist on using…

Acting on impulse

Konkona Sen Sharma is always facing the test between being liked and being good. And she never fails to come across as the finest performer of her generation, says Soma Basu Konkona and Ranvir are married and live with their son, Munna, in the heart of Brooklyn. She falls in…

The Storyteller

Soma Basu meets Kunal Basu, the man who gave Aparna Sen the story for her film The Japanese WifeKunal Basu, author of three acclaimed novels ~ The Opium Clerk (2001), The Miniaturist (2003), and Racists (2006) ~ and a collection of short stories, The Japanese Wife (2008), would any day…

Poetic defiance

After years in the making, The Japanese Wife is finally out. Soma Basu meets the cast to find out what gives the film a simplistic feel, like a Japanese painting I am scared of everything, I am scared of what I saw, I am scared of what I did, who…