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Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan on Culture, Writing and Raja Ravi Varma

When other kids were busy playing hopscotch with friends, seven-year-old Ravi Varma was painting on the walls of his house. Spotting his nephew’s artistic talent, his uncle Rajaraja Varma took him to the court of the Maharaja of Travancore to study and practice art. The rest, they say, is history. Known as the father of …

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The love Story of Rakesh and Pinkie Roshan

My grandfather, J Om Prakash, who produced films under the banner Filmyug, had made many blockbuster movies with top-selling stars like Dharmendra, Rajesh Khanna, Jeetendra and Rajendra Kumar. Rajendra Uncle and my grandfather had both shifted from Lahore to Mumbai during Partition and were major players in the film industry around the time that my …

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Maa- from Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s autobiography, “Stranger In the Mirror”

Maa’s mellifluous humming still rings in my ears. Day after day, there she was, cooking us meals before we left for school, and then staying up till Bauji came home late at night, sometimes as late as 4 a.m. ‘Piya aiso jiya mein samaaye gayo re,’ her sweet voice emulated the dulcet tones of Geeta …

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Love Is Omnipresent

Love Is Omnipresent this February!

This Valentine’s month, leading trade publisher OM, will be celebrating love in all forms with a festival #LoveIsOMnipresent. The month long retail and digital fest has been conceptualized with mommy blog Thehappymomscafe.com and the celebrated book community TheCityBookLeaders. Ajay Mago, Publisher, Om Books International said, “Through our publishing programme at Om Books International as well …

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Lara Dutta and Deanne Pandey on Balance

Lara Dutta and Deanne Pandey talk about achieving Balance in our lives.

From Parenting Philosophy to Financial independence to their favourite books, check out this freewheeling interview of Lara Dutta and Deanne Pandey with Preeti Chaturvedi – Founder of The Happy Moms Cafe. Click here to check out the interview! A Penny saved for a rainy day.It’s not just about making money, its’ about getting smart about …

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