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HAPPY PEOPLE

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HAPPY PEOPLE - PHOTOS FROM INDIA - IDEAINDIA.COMPHOTO LIBRARY

Delhi's Festival of Lights

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As the sun sets over Delhi....

The Festival of Lights begin....


Diwali celebrations in Delhi - Photos from India - IDEAINDIA.COM Photo Library

Kite over Mumbai

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Kite over Haji Ali, Mumbai - Photos from India - from the IDEAINDIA.COM Photo Library

Parsi Zoroastrian Jashan Ceremony

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Crow Fest by the Sea

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FEEDING CROWS - eBook by Meher Pestonji

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FEEDING CROWS A Play for the Radio Meher Pestonji eBook available from IDEAINDIA.COM @ http://www.ideaindia.com/feeding-crows/p/1953/ Feeding Crows is play about the clash when modern life meets old traditional belief and custom in modern day Mumbai, India. A yuppie Parsi Zoroastrian couple, Farhad and Zenobia, more interested in their careers and ‘getting ahead’ in life, have an old, superstitious housemaid, Savitri. There is a battle of cultures and of wills. Meher has beautifully crafted this humorous play which brings to life a clash of modern city living versus traditional belief and superstition. Discover who is feeding the crows.... and why?
MEHER PESTONJI - Author – Freelance Journalist – Playwright - as a freelance journalist Meher Pestonji participated in the activist movements of her times – the campaign to change rape laws, the campaign for slum-dwellers housing rights, the struggle to create a better understanding of street-kids and their special needs.

The post-B…

USUAL MUMBAI GRIDLOCK

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Lone Figure in Sunset

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MUMBAI SUNSET - Photos from India

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Illustrated eBooks by Partap Sharma and Dheera Kitchlu - published by IdeaIndia.Com

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SONGS FOR ZEN is a beautifully illustrated eBook for young children learning to count and exercise. It contains 3 chapters: The Counting Song, The Exercise Song and The Little Pony to which children, parents and teachers can sing along.












MY FATHER’S MAGIC BRIEFCASE is wonderful story and a beautifully illustrated eBook for young children, their parents and teachers. The story is written in verse to which all can sing along.


















The late PARTAP SHARMA was a playwright, novelist [Days of the Turban] and author of four books for children: “The Surangini Tales”, “Dog Detective Ranjha”, “Top Dog” and “The Little Master of the Elephant”. His best known plays, A Touch of BrightnessBegum SumrooSammy! and Zen Katha, have been staged in various countries. His books have been published in India, England, USA, France, Denmark, Holland and Canada. As an actor, he has played the lead in five Hindi feature films and won the National Award in 197I for his performance in Phir Bhi. He has also played …

IDEAINDIA.COM - DIGITAL CONTENT PUBLISHING AND DELIVERY

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SUDIPTA AND THE GUN - Short Story by Shoma A. Chatterji

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SUDIPTA AND THE GUN

Short Story

by

Shoma A. Chatterji

Free to read online

Taken from her collection of short stories:
WOMEN PLAYING HIDE-AND-SEEK

© Shoma A. Chatterji 2011
Cover: courtesy Durga Kainthola, ‘The Kiss’, 2004 Sudipta never knew what it was to be in power, to be powerful, to hold power over someone, the power to control her life. She led a life overwhelmed by the power she was held by over 27 summers. When she found that small gun in that taxi while coming home from a matinee show, instead of handing it over to the cabbie, she tucked it into her purse. She carried a big, roomy bag instead of those fancy ones with ornate embroidery. Her hand fell over the small nozzle. She felt up along the sleek barrel, moved over the trigger, till she held the handle and just knew it was a gun. The skin on her arms broke in goose pimples. She felt strength surge from within. It was a feeling she had never experienced before. She thanked herself for having discovered a way of escaping…

WOMEN PLAYING HIDE-AND-SEEK: Short Stories - eBook by Shoma A. Chatterji

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WOMEN PLAYING HIDE-AND-SEEK
Short Stories


Shoma A. Chatterji
Cover: Courtesy Durga Kainthola, ‘The Kiss’, 2004 eBook available from IDEAINDIA.COM @ http://www.ideaindia.com/product_detail.php?pid=1951 Women Playing Hide-and-Seek is a collection of 14 short stories on Women. The stories are humorous, loving and dark. Shoma A. Chatterji combines various universal aspects of women into these beautifully constructed stories that make you laugh, cry and, above all, wonder. Shoma A. Chatterji, film critic, journalist and author, won the National Award (1991) for Best Film Critic and the Best Film Critic Award from the Bengal Film Journalists’ Association (1998.) Her book Parama and Other Outsiders – The Cinema of Aparna Sen, won the National Award for the Best Book on Cinema in 2003. She won a research fellowship from the National Film Archive Pune in 2003-2004 and a Senior Research Fellowship from PSBT (Public Service Broadcasting Trust) Delhi. She won the second prize in the Sahity…