Meel Ke Patthar
626-page hard-bound book by veteran historian Vijay Verma on the history of Hindi film music, its significance, and its milestones
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    Lyrics to Live By— Keys to Self-help Notes for a Better Life

    Music, Ideas… and Butterflies In Lyrics to Live By— Keys to Self-help Notes for a Better Life, Tim Bragg, a French-based British musician/author, offers his readers an exquisite collection of essays, giving them relaxing yet challenging moments of reflection on various problems of life. He starts from an original idea, that...
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    Book review—Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Guns & Thighs’

    Book: Guns & Thighs—the story of my life Author: Ram Gopal Varma Publisher: Rupa Publication Price: Rs. 500/-    This is how the notorious Ram Gopal Varma illustrates his concept of film in his autobiographical book, Guns & Thighs—the story of my life. It’s not tough to comprehend why the...
  • half-open windows

    Half-Open Windows

    Half-Open Windows. Originally written in Marathi. Author: Ganesh Matkari. Translator: Jerry Pinto   ‘On one side, the sea. On the other, the city. A city that seemed to believe that the Queen’s Necklace was enough past for it, a city sacri cing its beauty at the dirty altars of money.’ Half-Open...
  • The Oxford History of World Cinema

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    The Oxford History of World Cinema‘s promotional page at Amazon states that it “is the most authoritative, up-to-date history of the Cinema ever undertaken.” Really??? More research, please! It’s always a great idea when doing research on Indian cinema to get Indian film critics/scholars to review your chapters on...

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