Bhawana Somaaya

Bhawana Somaaya has been writing about Hindi cinema for over 35 years. She is a film critic, columnist and author of 13 books which includes biographies of Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini. Her books are a point of reference for students studying cinema at Whistling Woods, Manipal University and now JNU, Delhi. She has served on Advisory Panel of Film Certificate in India, is attached to Tigerland India Film Festival and Dhai Akshar, Educational Centre for underprivileged children. Somaaya is currently the Entertainment Editor at 927BigFM Radio channel. Once Upon A Time in Indiaprofiling 100 years of Indian cinema is her last release. Her new book Krsna Tulsi and Seven Wonders will be out soon. Letters to Mother is her recent poetry translation.


Keshava by Bhawana Somaaya

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Category: Fiction
Publisher: Fingerprint!

Everyone associated with Sri Krishna believes that their relationship with the deity is unique, which explains why every gopika felt that the Lord was dancing with her at the Maharaas. That is Sri Krishna’s magic and also his power that he becomes the centre of their existence. He has that effect on not just humans but on everything on the planet—both living and non-living.

This book is about Sri Krishna’s relationship with nature; the Peacock, the Kadamba tree, the Flute, the herbal plant Tulsi, the Lotus, his cow Kamadhenu, the Conch and the Peepala tree.

All of them believe that Keshava loves them the most. Can this be true?

Keshava, A Magnificent Obsession is the story of these special bindings, stories of passion, submission, devotion and of uncontainable desire.

The author: Bhawana Somaaya

Once Upon A Time in India by Bhawana Somaaya

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Category: Cinema
Publisher: Penguin Random House India

Your companion to Indian cinema – for every day of the year.

If you are a Hindi-movie buff, karva chauth immediately brings to mind DDLJ, and Easter probably reminds you of Anthony Gonsalves. Take a trip down memory lane with this beautifully conceived celebration of Indian cinema, which captures its century-long history in a fun capsule, and includes fascinating facts and milestones. Once Upon a Time in India will be your constant companion through the weeks in the coming year, with its attractive diary pages featuring iconic dialogues and fun trivia. Timeless like Indian cinema, the fifty-three full-page original illustrations in Bollywood poster-art style – depicting some of the most memorable scenes from your favourite films – make this a volume to treasure even when the year is over.