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    July 13, 2013
    A pithy play can be a satisfying theatre experience as the growing popularity of the Short + Sweet Festival proves.
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    At Coke Studio, no one tells AR Rahman to make this song, make that song. But, he says, it's also nice to work to a director's vision.
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Memory highway

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