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Ipshita Mitra

Writer, Editor

Ipshita Mitra did her Bachelor’s in English Literature from Miranda House, Delhi University in 2010 before completing her Master’s in English Journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. As a lifestyle journalist with Times of India she wrote features on Books, Art and Culture, Food, Fashion and Travel. She has also freelanced with magazines like Wasafiri and Women's Web.

She now works as Assistant Editor at Om Books International.

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Manjula Breaks My Heart: Shabana Azmi On Her Upcoming Performance In Girish Karnad's 'Broken Images'

Girish Karnad's 2004 Kannada play Odakalu Bimba (Bikhre Bimb in Hindi, Broken Images in English) is all set to be staged in Delhi this coming Sunday. Veteran thespian and social activist Shabana Azmi will breathe life into the leading character, Manjula Sharma, who finds herself in an unusual turmoil when her own image begins posing questions to her. In an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post, she discusses this role, theatre, her friendship with Girish Karnad and more.
13/07/2016 11:24 PM IST
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‘A Strangeness In My Mind': Pamuk's Ode To A Keeper Of Memories

Many reviewers have described <em>A Strangeness in My Mind</em> as a "love letter to the Turkish city", an "elegy" and so on, but, for me, Pamuk's novel is a plea, a prayer, to let the city of your imagination live in you instead of wallowing in a longing for the past. Mevlut's pledge to sell boza (a fermented wheat drink) "until the day the world ends" becomes the source of nostalgia for others who have come to terms with the "mercantile" and "industrialised" way of life.
30/12/2015 8:15 AM IST
Elisabetta A. Villa via Getty Images

‘A Strangeness In My Mind': Pamuk's Ode To A Keeper Of Memories

Many reviewers have described <em>A Strangeness in My Mind</em> as a "love letter to the Turkish city", an "elegy" and so on, but, for me, Pamuk's novel is a plea, a prayer, to let the city of your imagination live in you instead of wallowing in a longing for the past. Mevlut's pledge to sell boza (a fermented wheat drink) "until the day the world ends" becomes the source of nostalgia for others who have come to terms with the "mercantile" and "industrialised" way of life.
30/12/2015 8:15 AM IST
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Love Letters, Tagore And Kolkata In The Monsoon: An Interview With Lee-Alison Sibley

Lee-Alison Sibley, an author, social activist, teacher, theatre artist and singer was recently in the capital with husband George Sibley -- Minister-Counsellor for Economic, Environment, Science and Technology Affairs at the US embassy. Her aim: to resurrect the lives of Melissa Gardner and Andrew Makepeace Ladd III from A R Gurney's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play <em>Love Letters</em>on stage. Here she talks about the dying art of writing letters, her unforgettable memories in India, the three-tier role of an artist and more.
03/07/2015 8:26 AM IST