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LL!360 @campus

Students at SNDT College, Churchgate were delighted to be introduced to Literature Live! workshop on Narrative Conflict. Despite the capacity of 25 people, double the number showed up, actively participating in the workshop.

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LL!360 @campus

Students at St. Andrews were delighted to be introduced to Literature Live! workshop on Narrative Conflict. Despite the capacity of 25 people, double the number showed up, actively participating in the workshop.

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12th August

Bombay Diary – 12th August

To those who are disappointed with India`s Olympic performance, I would say only one thing: what were you expecting? If you know anything about world standards in athletics and field games, you know that our chances were next to nil to start with. The great Milkha Singh and P T Usha both came fourth, which […]

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August 8th

Asian Age/ Deccan Chronicles – 8th August

In Bihar, drinking liquor is worse than terror,rape or murder. If that sounds like an outlandish statement, consider the Bihar Excise (Amendment) Act, 2016 and the revised Bihar Special Courts Act through which special courts will now be appointed to deal with prohibition offences. There are no special courts for terror, rape or murder. Yes […]

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On Stage – August’16 : Anil Dharker

Stratford upon Avon in the summer of 2016 is the place to be. After all, this is Shakespeare’s birthplace and this is the 400th anniversary of his death. The Bard, as Shakespeare is universally known, lived a reasonably comfortable life judging from his parental home which is here, as well as his wife, Anne Hathaway’s […]

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Bombay Diary 29th July

Bombay Diary 29th July – Financial Chronicle

Bombay Diary July 29, 2016 A few years ago, when for my sins, I was a member of the Bombay Gym`s Managing Committee, I tried to liven up the club`s library with ‘Meet the Author’ events. The first such evening was ‘House Full’ (not really surprising when the library could seat only about 50). The […]

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25th July

Asian Age/ Deccan Chronicle – 25th July

When you see photographs of a former Chief Justice of India on the sports pages, it is a clear sign that judicial overreach has reached a new high in our country. From dictating the age and size of diesel cars, to the age of retirement of Cricket Board officials, to prescribing what entrance exams should […]

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Bombay Diary 22nd July

Bombay Diary 22nd July – Financial Chronicle

Bombay Diary July 22, 2016 A friend said to me, “Your London Diaries are far more entertaining than your Bombay Diaries.” She then added a smiley to show this was a light hearted comment – a diplomatic thing to do since I write approximately 50 of the latter and 2 of the former in a […]

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Polaris in collaboration with LitLive! 360 @campus

Polaris kickstarts the Department of mass media festivals in Mumbai and is a much coveted one. This year Lit live! 360 @campus collaborated with them to hold a workshop on Writing Sonnets by Sampurna Chattarji and about 40 students registered and participated in the same. LL! also organised a Book Swap for Polaris, where we […]

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London Diary 15th July

LONDON DIARY – 15TH JULY – FINANCIAL CHRONICLE

ENGLAND DIARY JULY 15, 2016 “Sylvia and I are delighted to welcome you to our home for the 28th annual Celebrity Cricket Match in aid of Wellbeing of Women.” So began the letter from Sir Victor Blank. This being England, ‘our home’ was a large mansion in a very large country estate, an hour’s drive […]

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Bombay Diary 9th July

London Diary 9th July – Financial Chronicle

London Diary / July 9, 2016 July in England means the sun occasionally coming out of purdah, locals walking about in flimsy tee shirts while we jettison our overcoats for pullovers. It means children tugging their parents to ice cream vans, flowers in vivid colours everywhere. . . July in England also means Wimbledon. As […]

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