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Of People In The Limelight

Antonio Carluccio – Full of the flavours of life

Antonio Carluccio - Full of the flavours of life In London with the charming Antonio Carluccio, the chef of Two Greedy Italians fame, who went on to train the likes of Jamie Oliver. Antonio CarluccioIt was a perfect July evening in London. With a teeny nip...

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Murali Nagapuzha – Life on the Corner

Murali Nagapuzha - Life on the Corner We were wandering through the acreage around my cottage in Kerala. It is a wilderness of trees, shrubs, bamboo groves and weeds, and even I, at my besotted best know that to call it a garden would be a euphemism. But...

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T R Mahalingam – God at One’s Fingertips

T R Mahalingam - God at One’s Fingertips It is early in the day; early in the year 1986. I stand outside a house in a suburb of Chennai. A nondescript house that resembles the houses on either side in its very faded ordinariness. There is a metal gate. I...

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Mahesh Dattani – The Invisible Observer

Mahesh Dattani - The Invisible Observer Act I Koshy's, a popular restaurant located on St Marks Road, Bangalore. This is the new improved Koshy's where a lonely looking flower arrangement greets one and the exit and entrance have merged into a common door....

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Mani Ratnam – A Man in full

Mani Ratnam - A Man in full I don't know Mani Ratnam - I wonder if anyone really knows him- and yet I admire him. I admire the way his screenplays probe deep into his own Tamilian roots and bring out into the surface a colourful timbre with inflections of...

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Ramachandra Guha – History’s Footman

Ramachandra Guha - History's Footman   The man across the room clasped his thigh with his right hand and stretched his body forward; he is seated in a chair, nevertheless there is about him an almost wrestler-like stance. It is dusk and the power is off....

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