Free Press Journal
  • Aladdin to Peter Rabbit: 6 animated movies being adapted for the big screen

    Over the past few years several popular animated movies have been brought to life on screen by Hollywood. The successes of larger-than-life presentation of ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘The Jungle Book’, ‘Cinderella’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ as live-action films has led Hollywood to take note of popularity of this new genre- grand sets, popular actors, dazzling…

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  • Why people of every faith are drawn to Hazrat Nizam-ud-Din Auliya

    As Mallika Iyer drowns into the ocean of love that Hazrat Nizam-ud-Din Auliya is, she wonders what draws people from every religion, sect and cult here ‘Aap ke ghar mein main hoon bhikari, Aap hi toh hain daata; Sare rishton se hai badhkar Tera mera naata!’  The heartfelt song of the qawwal fills the night…

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  • Nora Roberts birthday special: All hail the queen of romance!

    Nora Roberts has managed to rule not just bestselling lists, but also readers’ hearts. In celebration of her birthday, Manasi Y Mastakar gives a glimpse in the author’s world   “Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul, delight the heart. And they both take practice.” –Nora Roberts How do you…

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  • Nephritis: Medical experts tell us all you must know about it

    If it wasn’t for Selena Gomez’s kidney transplant, lupus would still be a non-entity among diseases. Manasi Y Mastakar talks to medical professionals in a quest to simplify this illness for our readers Selena Gomez recently made headlines when she revealed having undergone kidney transplant. The reason for her undergoing such a major surgery, as she…

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  • From Y Is For Yesterday to The Store: 5 books making waves in the international literary market

    Y Is For Yesterday Author: Sue Grafton Y is for Yesterday begins in 1979, when four teenage boys from an elite private school sexually assault a fourteen-year-old classmate — and film the attack. Not long after, the tape goes missing and the suspected thief, a fellow classmate, is murdered. In the investigation that follows, one boy…

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  • Why online food portal Fresh Menu is a delight for Mumbaikars

    While hunting for a quick service, Manasi Y Mastakar digs into a new online food portal only to come back with a gastronomical smile What does a foodie want? Good food, variety and value for menu. And Fresh Menu, an online food portal, gives you just that. And as the name suggests, the menu is “fresh”,…

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  • Harry Potter birthday: Revisiting the magical world

    On J K Rowling and Harry Potter’s birthday, Manasi Y Mastakar revisits the magical world of Hogwarts and the author’s literary journey and success J K Rowling needs no introduction. The name is synonymous with magic, Harry Potter and Hogwarts and has become a force to reckon with for her fans and loyalists over the…

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  • Nature’s Blessings: Review

    Title: Nature’s Blessings Author: Shilpa Kale Vijaya Publication Pages: 99; Price Rs 110 Writing poetry is not everyone’s cup of tea, and poetry that is easy to understand is rare to come by. With her book, Nature’s Blessings, Shilpa Kale transports us to the land of green and calm. “My book is about my stroll…

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  • William Shakespeare classics that came alive on screen

    Over the years there have been several screen adaptations of the Bard’s plays. Some managed to rake in the mullah while others faded into oblivion. After all, when it comes to bringing to life Shakespeare’s work, it must be top notch, and justifiable to the book. Hollywood has had its tryst with Shakespeare, with some…

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  • Harsh Meswani book launch: Bridging gap between music and music lovers

    Mumbai: A soft melodious music at the venue welcomed everyone to the launch of the voluminous book, ‘The Torchbearers’ by Harsh Meswani. The book features several young, as well as established, Indian Classical musicians. And what surprises one is not the number of musicians who occupy the book, but the age of the writer. Harsh…

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  • Cool tips for hot men!

    The sun can cause damage in ways we can’t even imagine. And summer skin care is not just for women; men too should take it seriously. Though your skin requires care and protection all throughout the year, the need is more during summers. Harmful UV rays can penetrate your skin and cause not just tanning…

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