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NEARER THAN OUR NEIGHBOURS


Hindustan Times

When I was invited to visit Kabul, my family were naturally unenthusiastic. I disregarded their advice for two reasons: first, because my host was a brilliant and brave diplomat, whom I was loth to let down; second, because I had recently received a text message from the actor Naseeruddin Shah describing Afghanisthan as ‘[a] gorgeous country [...]

By |2011-12-28T11:02:38+00:00September 30th, 2011|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

THE ARTS OF HUMANKIND


The Telegraph

‘For a sixteen-year-old youth who had yet to begin to shave’, writes Kumar Mukherji in his memoir of life as a music lover, ‘the winter of 1942 would best be remembered as the year when he heard Kesarbai [Kerkar], Roshanara Begum and Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan perform’. Were I to recall the year I turned [...]

By |2011-10-10T12:59:11+00:00September 30th, 2006|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |