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एक अध्बुध कलाकार, एक अध्बुध जीवन

कुछ दिन पहले ही मैं एक दुखद खबर से वाकिफ हुआ- अभिनेता टॉम आल्टर नहीं रहे। कुछ क्षण के लिए मानो समय रुक गया हो। मुझे ‘द ब्लू आइड साहेब’ से मिलने का मौका तो नसीब नहीं हुआ लेकिन उनके कुछ ज़बरदस्त कार्यक्रम देखने का मौका ज़रूर मिला। दूरदर्शन पर प्रसारित कई कार्यक्रमों से टॉम साहेब जुड़े रहे। 1997 मे ‘शक्तिमान’ धारावाहिक के  ‘महागुरु’ के किरदार से बच्चा-बच्चा वाकिफ है। टॉम साहेब का यह किरदार

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#Playingitmyway: The Sachin Tendulkar Autobiography Review

“This book all in all is pretty dry, but for some strange reason in the end it still made me cry”. It perhaps is my little way of being privy to the journey of the hero we have revered so much. The book in itself traverses his journey in finest detail. It starts with his childhood and ends at that speech he delivered at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai last year. For most of us in

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Playing it my way – Review: The book could had been much more

Yes the review is very late, but that is mostly because I didn’t actually read the book. I heard the audiobook, which was released recently. Now Sachin Tendulkar has probably been the best batsman to have ever played the game. It had been my utmost pleasure to follow his game very closely, and more or less his public life had been an open book by virtue of being on the field of cricket or in

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Unbreakable: Mary Kom’s autobiography is an amazing ride into her life

It was surprising for me to pick up Mary Kom’s autobiography “Unbreakable” so late because I don’t remember the last autobiography of a big Sportstar that I know of and missed. I ordered after a Facebook post from a known journalist said that it’s much better than the Priyanka Chopra starrer film and to be frank I wasn’t surprised about his comments. It was always known that Mary Kom’s initial life was a hell lot

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What Inspired Me To Write Flames Of Paradise

If I look back down the memory lane, and try to find the answer to the question, what really inspired me to write my first book Flames Of Paradise, I will probably come up with just one answer. Voraciously reading all those brilliant classics written by writers like Jane Austen, D.H Lawrence in English and novels and stories written by writers like Sharatchandra, Amrita Pritam, Shivani and finally my own mother, Dr. Usha Kiran Khan.

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Book Review: ‘The Bankster’ by Ravi Subramanian

One of that books is Ravi Subramanian’s ‘The Bankster’ which was proclaimed to be as good as a John Grisham thriller! I was a bit skeptical at the beginning but once I started reading it, I got totally engrossed into that book. Just reading the back cover made me feel very eager to finish the book in one sitting. Just have a look at it: In Angola, a covert CIA agent Joseph Braganza is about

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Book Review of 14 Hours: An Insider’s Account of the 26/11 Taj Attack

An image which brings terror and rage to every Indian is the following image of the dome of Taj Mahal hotel in Mumbai burning during the terrorist attacks of 26/11 in November 2008. The world watched in horror as one of the legendary landmarks of the financial capital of India was held hostage by a handful of terrorists while many brave heart army officers laid down their lives to save a hundred others! So when

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Book Review: ‘The Bankster’ By Ravi Subramanian

One of that books is Ravi Subramanian’s ‘The Bankster’ which was proclaimed to be as good as a John Grisham thriller! I was a bit skeptical at the beginning but once I started reading it, I got totally engrossed into that book. Just reading the back cover made me feel very eager to finish the book in one sitting. Just have a look at it: In Angola, a covert CIA agent Joseph Braganza is about

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Review of ‘RIP’ by Mukul Deva

Recently I read the book ‘RIP‘ by Mukul Deva while I was traveling a lot around South India. I took a lot of breaks while reading the book during travel but the fast pace and action theme of the book kept getting me back to it. If you are wondering what RIP means, it is not ‘Rest In Peace’ but ‘Resurgent Indian Patriots’ though of course the RIP team conveys the message ‘Rest In Peace’ to all

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Book Review of ‘JFK’ by Jhangir Kerawala

JFK is a nice thriller novel set in the midst of the hustle & bustle of Kolkata taking you through its narrow streets to reveal a sinister plot which includes a secret society, blackmailers, extramarital affairs and of course murders! Debutant writer Jhangir Kerawala has a knack for writing thrillers it would seem as he seamlessly integrates suspense, thrill, humor and shock in this novel which revolves around 3 letters – ‘JFK’! That was the

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