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Poet of the Screen | Books

Gulzar (Photograph: Milind Shelte) Chairing a session about Gulzar’s songs for a literature festival a few years ago, I had a minor panic attack midway through a question. It happened when I remembered that the…


Urdu Memoirs | Book Review

Here’s a bit of film trivia: which Indian actor (other than Rajinikanth) worked as a bus conductor? Would it help to tell you he was originally called Badruddin Qazi? Or that he landed his first…