Details for Two Mothers and Other Stories
No right, no wrong. No destiny, no karma, no kismat. It's all there, the tide of circumstances, evensts and results. That impels him know more about his history if there was one of a cindered family tree. His father , somewhere on the other side of the border, Pakistan, didn't arouse his interest. Never never never. The two mothers do. Abba, father,was instructed by ma with steely resolve, never ever to see the boy. He attemped to it would have been abnormal if he hadn't. He was humiliated. Like those countless treaties between India and Pakistan- ineffectual. Maybe abba is dead now, may be he's lech with a merry- go- round of a family and mistresses in Lahore,Karachi, Islamabad, Whereverabad, Who cares.'
Bravely personal with quantum leaps into the imagination, Two Mothers and Other Stories by film Critic, scriptwriter, playwright and director, Khalid Mohamed, explores a variety of themes ranging from familia bonds, the lingering indian royalty, and media stratagems to Mumbai's fast- vanishing Zorostrian irani cafe's and the bold new world of website sexual relationships. Unfailingly.
About Khalid Mohamed
Khalid Mohamed started as a teenaged reviewer for the film society magazine Close-Up
. He then covered crime, politics and the arts for Mumbai’s Times of India
from the mid-1970s on. His reviews were feared for nearly two decades for their forthrightness. Appointed Media Editor of the paper, he was next Editor of Filmfare
for nearly a decade. Simultaneously, he retained his portfolio as the daily’s film critic. During his 27 years with The Times of India
, he reviewed television for Economic Times
, besides contributing articles to the Illustrated Weekly of India
. His writing has also featured in India Today, The Indian Express, Stardust, Society
, international film weekly Variety
and in London’s Sunday Observer
. Subsequently, he was associated with television film programmes Movie Mahal
on Britain’s Channel 4 and Portraits of Directors for Doordarshan. He was film critic for Mid-day,
Senior Editor of DNA
, the newspaper, and National Culture Editor and film critic for Hindustan Times
. Currently, he is Consulting Editor to the Deccan Chronicle
media group. He wrote To B or Not to B,
a book on Amitabh Bachchan, five years ago, and translated eminent painter MF Husain’s autobiography from Hindustani to English. He has written the original stories and screenplays for three Shyam Benegal films: Mammo, Sardari Begum
He wrote the original stories and screenplays and also directed the films Fiza, Tehzeeb
. He debuted recently as a playwright and director of the stage play Kennedy Bridge.
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