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Nehru, Modi, and the Idea of India

With a red rose buttoned into his (Nehru) jacket lapel and churidar pajamas, Nehru spelt an aesthetic and sartorial elegance that was rooted, one Modi emulates only adding swathes of more colour even as he speaks like `Chacha Nehru’ through his Man ki Baat. And yet Nehru’s was a cultivated global mind that had shaken off parochialism. Can Modi shake off his to absorb the myriad colours of India? If Modi does his Nehru jacket might actually spout a red rose. Then only will Modi 2.0 be a hard act to follow

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Vintage Goa

This is a story of Vintage Goa and one woman’s struggle to bridge the gap between the world she has inherited and the world she has to make, given the choices of her husband, scion of a feudal family, having to grapple with a new Goa where the life of a dilletante musician has no place. But having taken shelter, food, and education for granted–now finding out that `roti, kapda aur makaan ‘ is not a given., he takes to drink.
The tale if of a society and a family in transition.

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