Kishwar Desai


Kishwar Desai

Basking in the literary sun

The Jaipur Literature Festival seems to get bigger and bigger every year retaining its attractive mix of the cerebral and the celebrated.

Convulsions in pop press

One of the most tumultuous occurrences in the history of British media took place this year when some journalists working at the highly successful tabloid, News of the World , were accused of using underhanded means for news gathering.

Catching up with the world of cinema

In Goa (as part of the jury for the newly established Centenary Award at the International Film Festival of India) it’s been a good mix of watching films and catching up with the world of cinema, as well as friends.

Woman MP’s junglee menu

What can an annoyed member of the UK Parliament do when she feels she hasn’t been given due respect by Prime Minister David Cameron or her party colleagues?

Blushes at Beeb & erotic merger

The fall of a much-loved celebrity can be soul destroying — and should compel us all to look within and question why we treat celebrities like gods who can do no wrong. The details that Jimmy Savile, a former BBC presenter (who anchored shows like Top of the Pops) was a paedophile have left the United Kingdom shocked and horrified.

A little ado about Indian accents

It’s always wonderful to be back in London, even if it’s been wet and windy throughout. But the weather gods in the UK seem to be well synchronised with national events and know when to pour down. Everyone is still talking about the success of the Olympics and how well the weather had held up.

Bachchan boost to brand India in UK

So now I know one very good reason (at last) of living in South London — because, thanks to one particular torchbearer, it feels like we have already won an Olympic gold medal.

My Sydney sojourn in Darlingji trail

Have been basking in the winter sunshine in Melbourne and then shivering in the cold rain in Sydney — but at least one is away from the Delhi heat — and muggy monsoon evenings. Nice to be wrapped up in winter coats, cosying up near a fireplace.

A woman & the world

Events at Westmins-ter Hall are always done with an exquisite grandeur, and that was how it was when Aung San Suu Kyi arrived in London, for the first time since she left the United Kingdom in 1988.

When Cameron had one pint too many

This week we realised how forgetful the trials of being a Prime Minister can make you. A book revealed that David Cameron recently forgot his young daughter at a pub, where he had gone for a drink and to “chillax” with some friends.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.