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'Leila' On Netflix: Is Netflix Subliminally Propagating Hinduphobia? Or Does It Want To Shock You Into Seeing The Truth?
Towards the end of last year — 2018 — Netflix released a three-part horror-drama series, Ghoul, starring Radhika Apte. The show immediately struck a chord with the audience, given that horror is such a genre. What worked more in favour of the show th
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'De De Pyaar De' Movie Review: The Ajay Devgn, Tabu and Rakul Preet starrer showcases Bollywood’s oldest trope
If I had a penny for every time I saw an older man romance a much younger woman on screen in India, I’d have enough money to produce a film and get the age difference right. De De Pyaar De just finds a way to legitimise that old ''been there, seen th
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Prabhat Choudhary: Why He Is The 'Prashant Kishor' Of Bollywood
Of the 40 special guests that Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh hosted for their wedding festivities at Lake Como in Italy, in November 2018, there was one man whose presence hinted at his influence in Bollywood and his proximity to Padukone. His na
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Wimps Of The Year! The Regressive Female Characters In Karan Johar Films Are Getting So Boring, Even The Audience Doesn't Care
In 2001, Poo was introduced with a make-up montage — a pink-clad Kareena Kapoor (now Khan) wakes up in a pink bedroom amidst pink pillows and pink cushions and goes about her morning rituals. All while pop music blasts your ears. In 2012, Shanaya had
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Kerala’s First Woman Chef Is Serving Delicious And Sumptuous Delicacies At Malabar Cafe That Will Tantalize Your Taste Buds
It was with great reluctance that the Food Craft Institute, Kozhikode, accepted Latha Kuniyil as a student — women were not physically capable of becoming chefs, the authorities argued, but they had to bow before her determination. Today, Latha can p
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Student Of The Year 2 Movie Review: Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria’s ‘Student’ pass the test
“Ladki ko respect do, line toh bijli wale bhi dete hai!” said Shreya (Ananya Panday), and I found my inner self whistling in approval. As far as witty, progressive or socially aware dialogues go, Student Of The Year 2 (SOTY 2) had just about a handfu
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Rakhi Sawant Poses With Pakistan Flag: What Does The Controversial Star's 'Dhara 370' Pose Mean For India-Pak?
There are two kinds of people on this planet. First, those who avoid human interaction — who will probably lower their heads and look away if they spot you approaching from afar. Second, those who crave attention in all forms. And then, there's Rakhi
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Priyanka Chopra And Her Met Gala Dress: No, This Was Not Fashion Ka Jalwa. To Me, It Showed A Worried Desi Girl
Pyaari Priyanka, we know that you love to be at the forefront of every newsbreak and you have been breaking quite a few glass ceilings of your own. How far you have come — from the slightly gangly, not-so-confident types who end up confidently winnin
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Karan Johar: The Man, The Cinema And The Persona
Despite directing a handful of films that place him, at best, somewhere between being a reasonably passable storyteller and a competent craftsman, Karan Johar nonetheless is now seen as someone whose mere association guarantees a shot at stardom. It’
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What Priyanka Chopra Showed At Met Gala: What PeeCee Has That No One Else Does
Strong, independent, fearless, inspiring — there are only so many words we end up using, in various permutations and combinations, to praise a woman. That invariably makes every woman around you, from celebrities to writers to politicians to your mot
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Priyanka Chopra At The Met Gala: PeeCee Causes Shockwaves, But Hey Trolls, This Is Cutting-edge Fashion, Not Your Local Shaadi!
Exclusivity, extravagance and exaggeration make the Met Gala the experience it is — setting it apart from all other balls or international award shows, making it the world's biggest fashion event!  'Outrageous' is normal in Met-land — and showing up
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Game Of Drones? How Bad Writing In 'Game Of Thrones' Has Turned Into Sexist Cliché
A rarely-spoken truth over the last few years has been that somewhere during its fifth season, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ Game of Thrones lost its way. Not coincidentally, this was also when they decided to depart from George RR Martin’s A Song of
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From Virgin-shaming To Begging: Why Brienne Of Tarth Deserved Better In GoT S8 Ep4
If you haven’t yet watched the fourth episode of Game Of Thrones, season 8, The Last of the Starks, turn around now. For the piece is long — and full of spoilers. If you have, however, and are feeling particularly shitty and torn, take a seat. Let’s
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A Western Depiction Of The Sikh World
“Akalees or Immortals… wild in appearance and turbulent characters… remarkable for acts of desperate courage… the profusion and variety of their arms make them very picturesque objects,” is how author-artist Emily Eden, who visited India in the mid-1
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'Chashni' Vs 'Hook Up': Which Is The Better Song?
On Wednesday, 1 May 2019, two songs from two much-awaited films dropped almost at the same time. On the one hand, we have Tiger Shroff and Alia Bhatt for the first time in Hook Up from Student Of The Year 2 (SOTY2) — on the other, Salman Khan and Kat
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Vinod Khanna: A Star And An Actor Who Set The Screen Ablaze With His Presence
Strength, energy and power are the words that come to mind along with charm, vulnerability and warm-heartedness when one thinks about Vinod Khanna — one of the finest and most good looking actors which Hindi cinema has ever seen. His charisma was so
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All Men Must Die. But Game Of Thrones Is Not About Men And Women
I love Game of Thrones. Period. Be it my childhood love of books, and later that of movies and TV serials, as soon as I finish reading or watching something, right away I want to go back to reading and watching it. That is if I love it. My instinctiv
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The Other Mr Bharat: John Abraham's Desh-prem Movies Are Consistently Delighting The Box Office
Uncertainty is the only certainty in Bollywood — hyped films, which promise success, crash at the box-office. Small films released noiselessly surprise everybody by becoming sleeper hits. Inhabiting this chaotic environment, filmmakers seek magical f
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Kalank Movie Review: ‘It's Bombastic, Bizarre And Bhansali-lite. But 'Kalank' Does Touch Your Heart!’
Film: Kalank Cast: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Kunal Khemu, Madhuri Dixit, Sanjay Dutt Director: Abhishek Varman Hindi; U/A; 2 hours, 50 minutes Stars: 3 Stars So, here’s the most important thing about Kalank — please
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Who Killed Shastri, All Over Again? Critics Refusing To Review Vivek Agnihotri’s 'The Tashkent Files' Must Disclose Their Real Reasons
When it comes to critics, actions tend to lie louder than words. The recent decision of a handful of ‘mainstream’ film critics to not review Vivek Agnihotri’s The Tashkent Files is a great disservice to their vocation. Based on some of their statemen
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The Tashkent Files: Vivek Agnihotri Reminds Us How, Between Nehru And Indira, We Forgot Shastri
“Ye Gandhi aur Nehru ka desh hai.” “Shastri ka kyun nahi?” Vivek Agnihotri’s The Tashkent Files is not just a movie that aims to raise pertinent questions over India’s second Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri’s mysterious death at Tashkent, in the e
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Madhuri Dixit Returns: Be It 'Total Dhamaal' Or 'Kalank', Why Madhuri Is Beyond Box Office Success
Stardom is mostly evanescent. Actors enjoy their time under the sun before making way for others — but that is the story of the average star who slowly fades away.  The reality is vastly different with megastars like Madhuri Dixit-Nene, the timeless
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Why These Bollywood Stars Can't Vote But Can Do Dynamite Desh Prem Dramas!
Even as millions of Indian citizens line up in the heat and dust of the Lok Sabha 2019 elections, waiting patiently — yet, so excitedly — to cast their crucial vote, there are some iconic 'Indians' out there who are not able to join this particular q
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Suchitra Sen: The Exquisitely Beautiful Actress Who Always Remained Enigmatic
She cannot just be described as a beautiful face. Her entire personality exuded a mystical and enigmatic aura that gave a very special dimension to her life as an artiste. Suchitra Sen acted for 26 years, after which she led a reclusive life for 36 y
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'RAW' Movie Review: John Abraham, Jackie Shroff and Mouni Roy's 'Romeo Akbar Walter' is raw and bland
Film: Romeo Akbar Walter Director: Robbie Grewal Cast: John Abraham, Mouni Roy, Jackie Shroff You will like it if you like: Raazi As a once-upon-a-time fan of John Abraham, when the opportunity to catch the first-day-first-show of Romeo Akbar Walter
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'No Fathers In Kashmir' Movie Review: 'No Fathers In Kashmir' Is A Valiant Attempt At Capturing The Valley's Sufferings
The opening scene of No Fathers in Kashmir features its protagonist, a Kashmir-born British citizen named Noor (Zara Webb), telling her friend that she’s going to Kashmir on holiday. Her friend, who is also of South Asian descent, ignorantly tells he
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'Kalank' Trailer: 4 things Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt's 'Kalank' evokes
Brace yourself — for the Kalank trailer is now available on every social media platform. Karan Johar’s magnum opus — yes, I am going to call it that because, well, you should just watch the trailer — boasts of names like Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Son
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Welcome Back, Irrfan Khan. How We Missed You!
Twitter is usually not the place one would hope to find a piece of news that had the potential to warm one’s heart. One will find an article worth reading, a joke worth chuckling at or a meme worth sharing, perhaps a view worth critiquing — but not u
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Salman Khan and Arbaaz Khan announce 'Dabangg 3'. But where is Malaika Arora?
Salman Khan bhai and Bhai ka bhai Arbaaz Khan are in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The duo will then go to Mandleshwar and Maheshwar. And no, it wasn’t a little birdie who told us this — this announcement was made by the Khan Brothers themselves. Sharing a
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Hit Me Baby, One More Time: Why Himesh Reshammiya is back with 'Main Jahan Rahoon'
Just when you thought India was safe, Himesh Reshammiya announced his come-back!  Oh, the horror, the horror!  Trade analyst and critic Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share that Himesh Reshammiya's next, Main Jahan Rahoon, will be a love story — and
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