K. Balachander

RIP KB. The rebels of Tamil cinema K. Balachander’s heroines, and others from films in the 1970s and 1980s, played complex roles and scandalized the Tamil society of that time Shoba Narayan As someone who has watched and tracked Tamil movies all her life, one of the things I notice is the fall of the…

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Bonda Soup

Still bummed that I didn’t go to Ayodhya in Mangalore for typical Mangalorean food. The bowl matters as much as the soup I grew up in a home where we ate on stainless-steel plates. My grandmother’s idea of a festive dinner was to lay banana leaves on the floor and have a small army of…

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