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The War Of 'Saving Cinema' Between The Classicists And The Streaming Giant
For a little over a year, there has been a battle underway to ‘save’ cinema between the likes of classicists such as Steven Spielberg and streaming giant Netflix that is fast rewriting the rules of the game. The basic grouse between the two factions
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Afghanistan Has Many Superwomen. No, Their Dreams Are Not Borrowed From The US Or Taliban
Nearly four years ago, a mob of men killed a young woman named Farkhunda Malikzada in a Kabul street — because of a false blasphemy accusation. Today, the Taliban are mounting deadly attacks across Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Zalmay Khalilzad, US special
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Will Aamir Khan Rock Or Ruin The Tom Hanks Starrer ‘Forrest Gump’?
I like Aamir Khan, the actor. When he is acting, that is. Needless to say (but I will still say it for good measure), films like Dhoom 3 and Thugs Of Hindostan don’t count. Dangal, on the other hand, is memorable. So, when I read the news of Aamir Kh
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'Photograph' Review: Ritesh Batra Celebrates The Journey Over The Destination In The Nawazuddin Siddiqui And Sanya Malhotra Starrer
“Tumne mujhe dekhaa, ho kar meharabaan Ruk gayee ye zameen, tham gayaa aasamaan” “What does Miloni see in Rafi?” asked a friend after watching Ritesh Batra’s Photograph. It’s about how Rafi sees her, I replied. Love is not blind in Batra’s first Indi
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Food Security Is Looming Large Over Our Heads. Will We Be Able To Digest This?
The United Nations issued its sixth Global Environmental Outlook report on Wednesday, conveying the message that the world is not on track to meet goals to create a more sustainable future by 2030 — or 2050.  In 2015, the UN developed 17 Sustainable
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How To Be An Actor In A Netflix-Amazon Age Of Openness
Make out with a hot actress in a kitchen while smashing crockery. Shave a male lover of mine because he couldn’t pull himself together. Try on a bra while I explain the crafty nuances of strip-teasing on camera. It’s been a busy few months. From doin
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8 'Game Of Thrones' References In The 'Kalank' Teaser You Might Have Missed
So, the teaser of Kalank just dropped — and it looks extraordinary. With an ensemble cast like that — Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit — to say that Kalank is one of the most awaited films of 2
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5 Times Bollywood Holi Songs Redefined Romance
Bollywood just needs an excuse to break into a song and dance sequence. And the umpteen Indian festivals celebrated across the country gives Bollywood that scope. But if there’s one festival that Hindi cinema particularly loves — apart from endless s
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'Made In Heaven' Review: Zoya Akhtar paints a life-like canvas in the Arjun Mathur, Sobhita Dhulipala, Jim Sarbh, Kalki Koechlin starrer
Murphy’s Law states that everything that can go wrong will go wrong. That explains why just before I sat down to write this piece, my computer froze for about 10 minutes — and just as I called the IT guy, it started working, which led to an awkward '
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The Man Behind 'Amar Akbar Anthony': The Three Characters India Can't Get Over
The most imaginative metaphor describing and decorating India’s composite identity was not thought of by any patriotic poet, earnest activist, or even a rhetorical politician. This is the legacy of Manmohan Desai, the ultimate potboiler filmmaker — i
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How To Kill Time In Delhi Before It Kills You
For starters, every wealthy and regretfully worthless citizen of Delhi will identify with Charlie Seth, the decadent and bemused protagonist of Ravi Shankar Etteth’s new novel Killing Time In Delhi. Other demi- and semi-creatures stalking through the
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Why We Need To Rewrite Our Wedding Vows
No Hindu woman is allowed to make the mistake Sati did. According to mythology, Sati went to her father Daksha’s yajna — where her husband Lord Shiva was not invited. In fact, it was not even a last-moment slip-up that the son-in-law was not invited.
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'Badla' Movie Review: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu And Amrita Singh Keep You At The Edge Of Your Seat
If there’s one thing Sujoy Ghosh can do, with a film like Kahaani up his sleeve, is to deliver a thriller. Badla is no different. The Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Amrita Singh starrer is as sleek and as gripping from the first scene as Kahaani
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Hope For Millions As The Scientists Discover Potential Cure For HIV-AIDS
Researchers now strive to find a cure for HIV-AIDS — that has killed millions globally. Researchers from the UK have reported that a stem-cell treatment had cleared a London patient’s body of the HIV virus. The news comes as a ray of new hope for the
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'Triple Frontier' Movie Review: The Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal Starrer Netflix Crime Thriller Is Sleek, But Underwhelming
Netflix's Triple Frontier could have been directed by Oscar-winning The Hurt Locker maker Kathryn Bigelow — if it was made in 2010. In 2015, under the directorship of J C Chandor, it could have had Johnny Depp in the lead. In 2017, it could have had
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A Bringer Of Light: In An Age Of Internet Book Challenges, Why We Must Remember A Modest Bangladeshi Man
Till a few days ago, not many people knew about Polan Sarkar. There’s nothing wrong in that either. He was a Bangladeshi book-lover. Thanks to the Internet, we have come to know about him — the father of all Internet book challenges — after he passed
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Akshay Kumar Sets Himself On Fire. And Memes Set Twitter Ablaze!
Akshay Kumar loves fire. When he is not setting the box office on fire with his blazing opening numbers, he, occasionally, decides to pour inflammable items on himself and light up like a Diwali night in Delhi.  After all, the original Khiladi has to
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The Perfect Khichdi: A Dish That Opens The Door To A Rampuri's Heart
I’m a khichdi-challenged Rampuri in the land of urad khichdi fanatics. I can never get this boiled-split urad dal and rice dish — which is the staple winter afternoon diet of  Rampuri Muslims across all social strata. The non-Muslims are less devoted
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Not As Virile Anymore? Blame Those Chemicals You Cleaned Your House With
Household cleaners, paints and solvents, lawn and garden care, automotive products, pool chemicals, health and beauty aids — sound like your everyday household products? Perhaps you just used some of these despite having extensively read and heard ab
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Sucker Video: I am a ‘sucker’ for Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. And Joe Jonas. And Sophie Turner
When the three Jonas Brothers dropped their latest video — Sucker — featuring, of course, their three brides, a wave of criticism hit social media. Most of which originated in India. Soon after, there were spoof videos doing the rounds — with one cal
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Sushant Singh Rajput And Bhumi Pednekar’s 'Sonchiriya' Is Gory, Gripping And Grows On You
Of the two films that released today — 1 March — Sonchiriya and Luka Chuppi, the latter is opening to a full house. The former, on the other hand, has empty chairs staring at the screen, with a handful of potbellied uncles walking into this one, just
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Kangana Ranaut: A Firebrand Who Is Unafraid To Break Conventions
Kangana Ranaut is unlike anybody else in Bollywood. A feisty and successful ‘outsider’, the young Himachali actress speaks her mind, taking on bigwigs when necessary. Kangana’s frankness may not have made her overly popular with Bollywood's tradition
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Dina Pathak: The Onscreen Mother Who Refused To Be A Weeping Victim
Whenever one thinks of Dina Pathak and the roles she played to perfection, one gets a feeling of the warmth and affection she exuded. Her endearing smile, shining eyes and loving voice set her apart from the long-suffering screen mothers who had domi
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Madhuri Dixit To Play Sridevi’s Role In 'Kalank': How The Two Actors’ Careers Were Always Strangely Linked
Madhuri Dixit has a special reason for doing Kalank, Karan Johar’s upcoming ambitious project. The role she is essaying was to be played by Sridevi, whose death last year came as a major shock to the movie industry and fans alike. Madhuri says she wi
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MIG 29 Vs F 16, Mirage Vs Chengdu, Sukhoi Vs Thunder: Comparing India And Pakistan's Deadliest Aircraft
With Pulwama, its retaliation from India as the IAF surgical strike 2.0 and the subsequent violation of Indian air space by Pakistan, here is a quick synopsis of the top-rated Indian and Pakistani fighter aircraft.  The world’s fourth strongest air f
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From Shah Rukh Khan's 'Veer Zaara' To Rajesh Khanna's 'Aradhana', How Bollywood Portrayed Indian Air Force Pilots Over The Years
Valour, bravery and nationalism — if cinema, in some ways, is about inspiring people, can Bollywood stay away from these themes? Most definitely not. And therefore drawing inspiration from the Indian Armed Forces is obvious.  Now there have been a sl
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The Camera Phone Race: Do We Even Need Five Cameras On Our Phones?
Over the past few years, the smartphone industry has grown at a frantic pace, and much of this growth has been because of the sheer value of innovation we've seen across the industry. Interesting new features and at times out of the box thinking. Big
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No Costume Drama: 'Gully Boy' And Being Muslim In Bollywood Today
In a recent freewheeling chat with Anupama Chopra, Zoya Akhtar spoke about the sheer length of her film, Gully Boy. At approximately 2 hours and 33 minutes, the Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt starrer is way too long compared to what we are used to thes
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What This Attack On Karachi Bakery Reveals About Our New 'Patriotism'
A group of people raising a demand to remove ‘Karachi’ from the name of a ‘Karachi Bakery’ store in Bengaluru following the Pulwama attack must be one of the saddest days for the country. Our ‘patriots’ don’t know our history. They don’t have enough
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Ajay Devgn: Bollywood's Man For All Roles
If you see Kuku Kohli’s action drama Phool Aur Kaante (1991) today, you might find it unwatchable. A blockbuster at the time of its release, the film turned its hero, Ajay Devgn (then Devgan) into an overnight sensation. As a young actor taking his f
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