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Inside the Talwar Family Circle

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Role Models Are Dicey

Last week I received a very touching email from a reader of this column. R is 21, studies in a Delhi col­lege and wants to become a writer. She has also recently come out of a relationship that…

Search Aamir

  Aamir Khan is a very smart man. His Talaash may be five weeks away from release, but the actor hasn’t yet kicked off promotions in full-swing. From what we hear, the star—who recently returned from…

Argo

The Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in Iran is essentially a censor board through which fine Iranian filmmakers have to negotiate their work. Argo shows the brave CIA operative, Tony Mendez…

Padfone 2

This is the second version of Padfone, and it is faster and better looking than the first one. For now it is available only in Taiwan, and should have an India release towards December this year. The…

Can’t Hurry Love

When it comes to sex, late bloomers may have a better shot at finding happiness in romantic relationships later in life. According to new research, people who lose their virginity at an older age are…

The Man with Many Questions

‘So what becomes of you my love, when they’ve finally stripped you of the hand­bags and the gladrags that your poor old grandad had to sweat so you could buy?’ asks writer-filmmaker Anand Gandhi on…

An Evolved Creed

Indus Creed has been referred to as ‘India’s first rock band’. In 1993, it became the country’s only rock band to win an MTV Asia Video Music Award. But the Creed and other rock groups slipped into…

Reading between the Lines

“You have made life difficult for us men, Nandita!” complains one of her friends after the staging of her play Between the Lines in Mumbai. His wife in the background applauds in agreement. Nandita…

The Fast and the Epicurious

Boria Majumdar—cricket scholar, cricket television expert, cricket writer and frequent con­tributor to Open magazine on cricket—gets into the kitchen with Cooking On The Run and immediately starts…

Hot Wheels, A La Carte

One of my most distinct memo­ries as a child is with my dad on his Honda 250 motorbike, cruis­ing along the roads, lanes and bylanes of Mumbai. We would get the bike ser­viced by Johnny and Tony in…