August 04, 2021

Bhaichand Patel

  • New York Diary
    New York Diary

    From NYrvana to Curry Hill-- How New York City has absorbed a little bit of Indianness...

  • 50 Films That Changed Bollywood: Book Review
    50 Films That Changed Bollywood: Book Review

    The 1950s are often referred to as the Golden Age of Indian Cinema. Maybe. But there is no getting away from...

  • Only Some Are Swans
    Only Some Are Swans

    The incredible, uplifting and sad tale of one of Bollywood’s top divas

  • Her Voice Has Sweetened Life
    Her Voice Has Sweetened Life

    The prose is eccentric and has been badly edited, if at all. But a patient reader will be rewarded.

  • Trinidad & Tobago Diary
    Trinidad & Tobago Diary

    Only one Indian author has won the Nobel for literature. Trinidad and Tobago, with a population of a little...

  • They Both Had Six Bullets
    They Both Had Six Bullets

    Tells you all you need to know about the Salim-Javed screenwriting team

  • Encased In Mellifluence
    Encased In Mellifluence

    A homage to Jagjit Singh rather than an objective appraisal

  • Reigning Queen Of Early Gold
    Reigning Queen Of Early Gold

    An engrossing biography on Kanan Devi whose early years are shrouded in mystery.

  • Delhi Diary
    Delhi Diary

    Once you protect the interests of only the majority community, you’ve really no right to call yourself a...

  • Main Aur Charles
    Main Aur Charles

    All style and no substance.

  • Locarno Diary
    Locarno Diary

    Locarno has alw­ays favoured young filmmakers and consistently provided a platform for their films.

  • Spineless Meets Ugly Duckling
    Spineless Meets Ugly Duckling

    Sidharth Bhatia’s book is invaluable to anyone interested in the early hist­ory of Indian cinema.

  • Pain Of An Unfinished Matter
    Pain Of An Unfinished Matter

    There is no major complication or conflict that would have shaken the novel to life.

  • Diner’s Dilemma
    Diner’s Dilemma

    In the era of 10 per cent service tax, should you pay extra tip?

  • Gurgaon Diary
    Gurgaon Diary

    It has over 20 swanky malls and probably more upscale restaurants than any other Indian city but that does...

  • Delhi Diary
    Delhi Diary

    It seems an idiosyncrasy to name something ‘Sodabottleopenerwala’, but it’s appropriate. The new Parsi...

  • Mediterranean Diary
    Mediterranean Diary

    Cruises are good value for money. You pay about a thousand dollars per person for seven days on board in...

  • Where Duck Meets Dosa
    Where Duck Meets Dosa

    An Indian restaurant in London that was named in June the National Restaurant of the Year...

  • After The Great Game
    After The Great Game

    This finely edited collection of essays is not a travel book in the conventional sense

  • Bhavnagari Sizz Bang Boom
    Bhavnagari Sizz Bang Boom

    The glittering Gujarati streak skeining through Bollywood

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