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  • Glowing in the twilight at Nariman Point, Bombay, the National Centre for the Performing Arts’ new auditorium is designed by American architect Philip Johnson.

  • Alfred Hitchcock has been variously described as a master of suspense, a B-movie director and a supreme perfectionist in the meticulous art of planning and crafting a film.

  • Polaroid and Kodak have revolutionized photographic technology and made cameras so uncomplicated even a child can operate them. They are also inexpensive—bringing photography within everyone’s reach.

  • Satyajit Ray is among those who have made cinema one of the “fine arts.” Here, Ray discusses moviemaking with writer Josephus Daniels.

  • An elephant ride, the Taj by moonlight, the toy train to Darjeeling, and meetings with princes, governors, swamis—these were just a few of Mark Twain's experiences in India.