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First Anniversary of Sec. 377 of Indian Penal Code

December 30th, 2014 ~ Posted in Bollywood, Musings, Traveling, Updates, Writing

Section 377, a “crime against the order of nature,” was introduced by the British in 1860 in India and 42 colonies worldwide primarily to persecute British homosexuals who had left Great Britain for the colonies for fear of punishment. It is the only law in the Indian Penal Code that identifies that a crime has been committed when there is no victim. Here “nature” has been defined as the victim to justify prosecution by the authorized.

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My Magical Palace makes Your Dream Land list of important books and authors

November 28th, 2014 ~ Posted in Bollywood, Updates, Writing

Checkout the list at Your Dream Land Blog http://rizu842.blogspot.com/2013/12/important-books-and-authors.html

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Rekha, Bollywood Actress, on My Magical Palace

December 5th, 2013 ~ Posted in Bollywood

“It is one of the finest books I have read in recent past … very sensitive … waiting for the visualization of this book into a wonderful film.” -Rekha, Actor

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Bollywood responds to My Magical Palace – From Rani Mukerji, Actress

November 27th, 2013 ~ Posted in Bollywood

“Its a journey….of a boy from Hyderabad to San Francisco…..from confusion to clarity…..and also of the society…..to freedom…..worth a read to understand the change India has gone through….and still going through” – Rani Mukherji My Magical Palace spans the years from the turbulent early seventies in Hyderabad where Rahul grows up, to modern day San […]

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Bollywood responds to My Magical Palace – From Dimple Kapadia, Actress & Wife of Rajesh Khanna

November 25th, 2013 ~ Posted in Bollywood

“It very strangely reminded me of my early days with Kakaji…..I wasn’t much older to Rahul when I fell in love with the phenomenon called Rajesh Khanna…..I could identify myself with Rahul so easily…..and that shows that love doesn’t have any gender crisis or bias……it is not your sexuality but your emotions which are important.” – Dimple […]

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Juhi Chawla, Bollywood Actress, on My Magical Palace

November 22nd, 2013 ~ Posted in Bollywood

” Opens up your eyes as parents…..probably the most poignant book on a child’s growing up in recent times….a must read” – Juhi Chawla, Actress Every parent has a dream. One day their “raja beta” will bring their “dulhaniya” home or their darling “bitiya rani” will leave for her prince’s home. This is the destiny […]

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Deepti Naval, Bollywood Actress-Director, Painter & Poet, on My Magical Palace

November 20th, 2013 ~ Posted in Bollywood

“Sexual preference is not only about personal freedom, it is also about social freedom.  …. juxtaposed to a Hindu-Muslim love story……the book brings in front of the reader the issue of choice and freedom” – Deepti Naval, Actress-Director, Painter and Poet The fundamental rights of human beings to physically move about freely, have access to basic necessities […]

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Bollywood Actor Ronit Roy – on My Magical Palace

November 19th, 2013 ~ Posted in Bollywood

“A simple narration…..yet so deep in its understanding……its an awesome feeling to go through Rahul’s growing up…..and the character sketches around him gives you a feel as if you are a part of ’70’s Hyderabad….kudos Kunal for such a nice, subtle yet bold narration.” – Ronit Roy Thank you Ronit Roy for your kind words […]

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Bollywood responds to My Magical Palace – Rituparna Sengupta, Actress

November 18th, 2013 ~ Posted in Bollywood

“Freedom of thought…..freedom of expression…..freedom of love…..so explicit yet so sensitive….such a wonderful read” – Rituparna Sengupta When do we first experience a lack of freedom in expressing who we are? “No!” or “Don’t” teach us early in life to stop whatever it is we are doing. As teenagers we develop our identities and personalities, […]

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Rati Agnihotri, Bollywood Actress, on My Magical Palace

November 15th, 2013 ~ Posted in Bollywood

“You warm up automatically to the endearing characters … loved Rahul … Colonel Uncle was pivotal … waiting for the film”– Rati Agnihotri

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