Monthly Archives: April 2013

Getting nostalgic about Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak

There’s a funny story behind how I watched Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak for the first time. In 1988, when the concept of channels dedicated to trailers or YouTube was completely alien, we relied on the services of Chhayageet and Chitrahaar … Continue reading

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My Experiments in the Kitchen: Bengali khichuri with begun and aloo bhaaja

I must have been 10 or 12 when I first tasted Bengali khichuri at my aunt’s home in Kolkata. I loved it so much, I requested her to make it several times during my summer stay at her place. I’d … Continue reading

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How Sohrab Modi won over Prithviraj Kapoor in Sikander

‘Sikander ne Porous se ki thi ladayi, jo ki thi ladayi, toh main kya karoon?’ shrugged Mohan Choti in a catchy song from Anpadh. If only he had watched the Sohrab Modi classic, Sikander he wouldn’t feel so dismissive about … Continue reading

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