Portraits of life imitating old Bollywood in the streets of India
Beyond the smiles, there are stories of abuse and deprivation. There is also the spirit of the child to break free. Many ran away from home to be Bollywood stars. They believed the roles Amitabh Bachchan essayed—the saturnine avenger, the quintessential man of the street who is chasing freedom and success.
Bibek Debroy has completed a ten-volume translation of the Mahabharata in English. Inside the mind of an economist with a difference whose daytime job nowadays is the restructuring of Indian Railways and duties as a permanent member of the recently formed NITI Aayog