Misadventures in the Screen Trade by Alison Ripley Cubitt

I enjoy reading memoirs, not so much for the lessons they teach but for the somewhat voyeuristic pleasure one gets from knowing the personal details of an individual’s life. Typically, the memoirs I pick up are of famous people – Taste by Stanley Tucci being the most recent. So, while I do not know them … More Misadventures in the Screen Trade by Alison Ripley Cubitt

Conversations with Mani Ratnam by Baradwaj Rangan

There is a good chance that an avid film watcher in India would have seen at least one film by Mani Ratnam. He has long been an integral part of Indian Cinema, making movies in varied languages at regular intervals. Moreover, through his films, Mani Ratnam takes on issues and stories which are equally thought-provoking … More Conversations with Mani Ratnam by Baradwaj Rangan

Restaurant Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones

Those familiar with the Babylon series by Imogen Edwards-Jones will have a fair idea of how the book will flow even before you begin reading it. Like her previous “exposés”, Restaurant Babylon has Edwards-Jones working with several industry insiders, combined as “Anonymous.” Together they give the reader a fictional account of real-life incidents in the … More Restaurant Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones