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Aamir's world

The authors find out how India's most successful film star goes about his work

Shashi Kapoor: The Filmvala

Shashi Kapoor was democratic as he chose films in Hindi and English, shuffled comfortably between mainstream and arthouse

A new book on the armed conflict in Sri Lanka misses the mark

An account of Sri Lanka after the 26-year ethnic war glosses over many inconvenient truths

A New York museum will celebrate Deccan sultanate's golden age

A landmark exhibition at the prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art reunites widely scattered remnants of a golden age

Even a native becomes a tourist in Jaipur

The city's colour and traditions enthrall visitors and residents alike

Trans-Tasman battle for the world

The World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand will be a battle of equals. The match promises to be a fitting end to a great tournament

New face of the Indian Afghan

Driven out of business by microfinance companies, the Kabuliwalas of Kolkata, traditional moneylenders, have seen their numbers shrink

Hyundai i20 Active: all rough and tough

Hyundai has entered crossover hatch market with a new avatar of i20, which is mighty impressive

The man who ranks the world's best whiskies

Putting together the Whisky Bible is not the hedonistic career it sounds to be, Jim Murray

Baroque music, world photography and stand-up comedy to jazz up your weekend

Now that your World Cup plans are effectively quashed for this weekend, here are a few cultural recommendations to indulge in instead

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A fantastical way of looking
Kishore Singh

Gerstein's global popularity is linked with his abstinence from political art, resulting in a refreshing escapist body of works that celebrates ...

Attuned to the times
Jai Arjun Singh

Gulzar composed a gentle, meditative song for a classic like Bandini more than 50 years ago, also won an Oscar

Leading by example
Anjuli Bhargava

It is not uncommon to find the entire family watching some show - age appropriate or not - on television

Fashion's best foot forward
Malavika Sangghvi

In throes of Lakme Fashion Week, I find myself thinking of how an enduring brand property can be created out of virtually nothing

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