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'All my characters are flawed, often terribly so'

From the time Lakshmi leaves home in Ceylon to Malaya at the beginning of the last century, her life becomes an unending struggle. Her husband, many years older thanher, cannot give her the comfort......

Get high on multimedia games this summer

Not interested in catching the latest Bollywood release or Oscar nominated movie screening at a multiplex this summer? How about racing cars? Warming up to the FIFA 2006 frenzy? Getting transported......

Varasudhaara is very ordinary

Guru Deshpande'sKannada film, Varasudhaara, is a mix of Mario Puzo'sbest-sellingnovel,Godfather andRam Gopal Varma'sSarkar.Veteran journalist,noted television personality and part-time radio......

Novel film ideas!

Come to think of it, my favorite book-to-movie adaptations are: Mario Puzo's Godfather, which I have re-read a few dozen times and Francis Ford Coppola's film, which I have seen ditto the same......

Happy 75th birthday, Francis Ford Coppola

'We're fortunate to have a master like Coppola in our midst, and whatever in the world be his next adventure -- a longform cable television narrative, a minutely detailed biopic, a whimsical......

Column: The father of all DVDs

I was nine years old when I saw Pete Clemenza take a whizz in the middle of an open field. Less than half a minute later, Paulie Gatto, the Godfather's bodyguard and the man who had betrayed the......

The book-to-film debate, round one

This weekend, I was in the mood for James Bond. Thoroughly underwhelmed by Sebastian Faulks' upcoming novel taking on the character -- don't take my word for it; read an extended extract of it here......

'Get out', world media tells Blatter!

FIFA was plunged into crisis on Wednesday, two days before Sepp Blatter stands for re-election for a fifth term, when Swiss police arrested seven officials in Zurich at the request of United States......

Second coming at Spa

The Belgians must be proud. The reinstated [and, looking at the new Bus Stop chicane, one might say reincarnated] Spa proved its worth on Sunday with an enthralling, magnificently dramatic race......
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5 best book-to-screen adaptations

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What Causes Rape in Our Society?

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