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Renuka Bisht

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Literature of Independence – and the unhappiness index

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Renuka Bisht On February 15, at Sahitya Akademi’s national seminar on ‘70 years of Indian Independence: Literary Portrayals’, the keynote address was given by eminent author, scholar and teacher Harish Trivedi. Professor Trivedi held the audience spellbound wi... More »

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Sheila Dikshit’s childhood: A fairytale Dilli

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Renuka Bisht Delhi was transformed during Sheila Dikshit’s three terms as chief minister. But what the opening chapter of her autobiography, Citizen Delhi: My Times My Life, highlights is how much India’s capital had already transformed between the time she gr... More »

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The rage of Ranveer/Khilji

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Renuka Bisht For a year as the fires of controversy raged around Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat his hero Ranveer Singh maintained a decided media silence on the matter, confessing like a good boy that the producers had asked him to keep a lid on it. But now... More »

Lessons of a Saudi romcom

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Renuka Bisht Mahmoud Sabbagh’s 2016 film Barakah Meets Barakah was billed as Saudi Arabia’s first romcom. Available on Netflix, it revolves around a delightful pairing of a civil servant and an Instagram star. The problem is that a dinner or movie date isn’t a... More »