The Wajid Ali Shah award was presented to nation’s very noted director Sudhir Mishra. Born and brought up in Lucknow, Sudhir Mishra is the grandson of former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Dwarka Prasad Mishra. His father, Devendra Nath Mishra, was the founder member of Lucknow Film Society. Sudhir Mishra along with Badal Sircar … Continued
‘Toke’ by Jugal Mody is a fun packed book that talks about a boy who is definitely not a hero. Lord Vishnu showed up on him and asked him along with his two friends to save the world. He was joined by his two friends along with his crush, two Japanese girls, an office colleague, a crow and an eagle on this mission to save the world. This book hilariously talks about the adventure Nikhil and his friends went through while rescuing the world. When someone in the audience asked Jugal about the resemblance of the title ‘Toke’ with regular Lakhnawi slang for cigarette shops, he pointed out in a light vein, the role of ‘pot’ in the development of the ‘plot’ of the book !