Free Press Journal
  • The Spy of Venice: A William Shakespeare Novel- Review

    Book: The Spy of Venice: A William Shakespeare Novel Author: Benet Brandreth Publisher: Twenty7 Pages: 434 Price: 399 Anyone who knows of William Shakespeare’s life would know about the seven-year gap that is completely unaccounted for, even after all these centuries. This seven-year itch has been scratched, repeatedly, by historians and literature enthusiasts alike. Benet…

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  • Food talk with Chef Renato Viola

    Preeja Aravind catches up with the chef who is also a champion acrobatic pizza guy for a quick chat He is the mastermind behind the slurp-worthy authentic pizza collection offered by 1441 Pizzeria. He is also a champion acrobatic pizza guy, who has represented Italy at several competitions. Recently, he was in the city to…

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  • Sarah Todd: Grilled changed me as a person

     Sarah Todd the woman behind Antares, and the hostess of Yuvraj Singh’s wedding party, talks to Preeja Aravind about living in India, and filming another TV series How has been the experience of filming ‘Grilled’ different to your other series? This series changed me as a person. Over the past two years, I have been…

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  • Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash: Review

    Title: Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash Author: Eka Kurniawan Publisher: Speaking Tiger Pages: 209 Price: Rs 350 First impression is crucial. It may make or break a deal; forge or destroy a friendship; kill or start a bond. The first impression an author makes, with his any book, on his reader can either…

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  • What about the other Harvey Weinsteins?

    The award-winning Hollywood media mogul’s fall from grace is not an isolated scandal, it is a peek into the broader culture that treats women as objects of gratification, says Preeja Aravind. Casting Couch. Two words that are as much a tall tale for the naysayers, as they are a reality for starlets across the world….

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  • What being a Daughter and a Mother means

    Preeja Aravind writes about how it has been for her to be a daughter, and why she doesn’t wish she should have had a daughter. Since I got this assignment, one question has been nagging at me, “Why me?” Why would I have a different take on what it meant to be a daughter in…

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  • Into the fascinating world of Book Fairies

    In the run up to their first treasure hunt organised worldwide, Preeja Aravind attempts to find out what is so fascinating about these creatures called Book Fairies There is no pixie dust, or star-tipped wand or even magical transformations involved — there is, however, some magic and a lot of love. The love for reading and the…

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  • Birthday Special: Why George Bernard Shaw remains relevant

    George Bernard Shaw might have been dead for as long as India has been a republic, but his ideology still rings true. On what would have been his 160th birthday, Preeja Aravind reminds us why GBS is still relevant He was a wordsmith. He used to be a Fabian socialist. He was a master learner. Above…

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  • Father’s Day 2017: Give your dad a surprise personalised treat

    Many say it is just a day out of the 365 others, but to most it is still a special day to show appreciation of your first superhero. Preeja Aravind lists some ways to take your father for a personalised treat without him knowing it. You might not have forgotten Father’s Day but you have…

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