How to overcome disturbances while reading?

Disturbances are part of life. Whether it is a phone ring, a door bell or mummy yelling for breakfast, disturbances ruin the joy of reading. Especially if you are a hardcore bookworm, you are sure to lose your patience. When it comes to reading, it is difficult to retain the interest level and link you…

Manto – A biopic on world’s most unsung writer

Author Manto belongs to the league of genius writers like Vladmir Nabokov, Gustave Flaubert and D.H.Lawrence. Manto is hailed as the most acclaimed writer in Urdu language. I became familiar with author Manto after seeing the short film – ‘In Defence of Freedom’ based on his ideals and thoughts. In the short film he justifies…

Bioscopewala – A new adaptation of Tagore’s classic

Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s short stories are always a subject of movie adaptations. Whether it is Chokher Bali or Kabuliwala, the stories of Tagore are inspiration for aspiring filmmakers. The upcoming 2018 Bollywood motion picture – Bioscopewala is a new adaptation of Tagore’s short story – Kabuliwala. The story is set in present times and here…

Tagore’s Kabuliwala

‘Kabuliwala, O Kabuliwala’ calls the little girl Mini to a Pashtun Merchant named Rehmat who sells dry fruits in Calcutta (Now Kolkata). They strike a bond, a bond untouched by expectations. Rabindranath Tagore’s timeless story – Kabuliwala is a testament of kindness, compassion and unspoken affection. Adapted for motion pictures several times, Kabuliwala’s story is…