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6:45am

Wed May 29, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 5/29

The Great Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan in The Great Gatsby
showbizbites.com

For most of the world, The Great Gatsby is a film by Baz Luhrmann starring Leonardo di Caprio. For  India, it’s the film that marks the Hollywood debut of Bollywood’s biggest superstar, the seventy-year old Amitabh Bachchan.

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6:45am

Wed May 22, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 5/22

The Pressure Is On

Pressure Cooker Ad
frontpagemag.com

After the Boston bombings we confront the newest marker of the dangerous other – Beware the pressure cooker.

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10:05am

Wed May 15, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 5/158

Indian Cinema Turns 100!

100 Years of Indian Cinema
khwahishen-aisi.blogspot.com

On May 3 1913 D G Phalke stunned Indians with Raja Harishchandra, a melodramatic mythological film he called a performance with 57,000 photographs. He hardly imagined he was giving birth to the biggest film industry in the world.

 

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6:45am

Wed May 8, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 5/8

Revisit: All You Can Eat India

Buffet table
Sandip Roy

Today we revisit a previous dispatch so Sandip can recover from the flu. 

In America, Sandip discovered coma-inducing lunches of all you can eat chicken tikka masala and saag paneer and naan for just 9.99. Well, what goes around comes around. The great Indian buffet has come to India - with a vengeance.

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11:53am

Wed May 1, 2013
Dispatches from Kolkata for 5/1

Sandip takes to the pitch

Cheer Girls
Hindustani Times

Sandip returns to the pitch! 

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