Free Press Journal
  • Mother’s Day 2018: Film and TV celebs reveal why their mom is a hero

    Superhero movies have always managed to rake in the moolah at the box office (Avengers: Infinity War being a recent example of this phenomenon). And why not, who wouldn’t like a saviour in, maybe not shining armour anymore, but a shiny red suit blazing missiles and whatnot! But these are on-screen superheroes, what about the…

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  • Mumbai Summer! A feast of flowers

    Hot, sultry, uncomfortable would be an accurate description of summers in Mumbai. But bringing some cheer and respite amidst the dreary heat and humidity, are an array of blooms, bursting with vibrant hues and colours. From the golden lantern-like Laburnum to the scarlet showers of the Gulmohar, summer is indeed the season of flowers, says…

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  • World Book Day 2018: Novels that are being adapted for the big screen

    In celebration of World Book Day (April 23), here are novels that are being adapted for the big screen and are releasing this year and bibliophile MANASI Y MASTAKAR can’t contain her excitement  Books have always been a fodder for not just thought, but also providing content for films. And Hollywood has always (successfully) tapped into…

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  • 7 books that are making waves in the international literary market

    The Rising Sea Author: Clive Cussler and Graham Brown Kurt Austin and his crew are in a deadly race to stop the sea rising. A mission deep inside the swirling Pacific. Their objective? To save the world. Kurt uncovers a plot more dangerous than they could have imagined: A plan to upset the Pacific balance…

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  • Cardiac arrest, heart attack and stroke: What’s the difference?

    Manasi Y Mastakar speaks to experts and tries to distinguish the differences between cardiac arrest, heart attack and stroke, terms which are many a times either used synonymously or interchangeably The initial reports of actress Sridevi’s death said it was cardiac arrest that claimed her life. Of course, later it was clarified that the cause of…

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  • 7 books that are making waves in the international literary market

    Unraveled Author: Helen Hardt Ryan Steel and Ruby Lee are in love, but before they can move forward with a life together, they’re determined to bring resolution to the many unanswered questions they still face. To complicate matters, new threats arise with the arrival of two startling figures from their pasts. As they race against…

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  • Women’s Day 2018: Popular TV stars debate the ‘gender gap’

    While we have been going gung-ho about empowerment of women, ground reality is different. Women still aren’t considered being on par with men, be it work places where pay disparity is still rampant or homes, where contribution of the women of the house is neglected. With Women’s Day around the corner, MANASI Y MASTAKAR speaks…

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  • The trend of women in the driver’s seat is a welcome one

    Until a few decades ago, ladies driving cars was an uncommon phenomenon. Even then, women driving taxis was unheard of. That trend is soon changing. It is the courage of women like Heena Sheikh that cause those trends to change, writes Mallika Iyer “Driving is not a girl’s job, my father chided!” laughs Heena Kausar Sheikh,…

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  • The Stepwells of Gujarat tell the tales of women, water and life

    Most often, historical monuments tell us the stories of men, power and war. The Stepwells of Gujarat offer a refreshing alternative to this paradigm for they tell the tales of women, water and life, writes Mallika Iyer Stepwells (known as vavs) are a familiar feature in the landscape of Gujarat. They differ from ordinary wells in…

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  • Tejasswi Prakash to Arjun Bijlani: TV actors and their Holi 2018 plans

    Holi is just around the corner, and while everyone is busy with the preparations, television actors speak to MANASI Y MASTAKAR about their Holi plans and more…   Rashami Desai This year I’ll be celebrating Holi in Mumbai. Holi is a festival where you meet everyone and enjoy it with great enthusiasm with colours and sweets. The…

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  • Persuasive Tones, Compulsive Rhythms: Tuning in to Adivasi Music

    Adivasi Music is often considered unsophisticated and crude. When a musician trained in classical music begins to study tribal music, there are fascinating discoveries to be made, fundamental notions to be questioned. It is a journey that transcends boundaries, writes Mallika Iyer “How can this be called music?!” Prachi Dublay winced, when her guru Sri…

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  • “Music is music, old or new, but surely there is nothing that can replace the golden era of 1950 to 1970”, says Bipin Pandit

    Bipin Pandit, the founder of Khumaar and the COO of The Advertising Club, speaks to Manasi Y Mastakar about his upcoming concert, music, advertising and more…   Bipin R Pandit, COO of The Advertising Club, needs no introduction in the world of advertising. A man of many talents, he keeps his passion for music alive through…

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