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black widow avengers

By Gayle Sequeira: The much anticipated, immensely successful ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ released on 24th April to rave reviews, earning a whopping $187.6 in box office collections in the opening weekend. ...
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By Venkat Ramanan: It has been almost five years since the heralding of the so called term “new generation Malayalam cinema“. Malayalam cinema long known for its art-house and parallel films, by ...
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By Moumita Ghosh for Youth Ki Awaaz:
hiding in shame

By Mehernaz Patel: Generalisation is a plague that affects our global community, mainly because of the fast paced nature of news – relevant today, not tomorrow, has created a culture ...
nepal earthquake cartoon

By Sanskriti Pandey: Irony looms large upon us Indians today. This World Press Freedom Day, Nepal has reacted to Indian media’s insensitive coverage of the devastating earthquake that hit the ...
c&h

By Meghna Gulati: We got in touch with the creator of Cyanide & Happiness, Kris Wilson, and he was very kind to have agreed to an interview! For those of ...
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By Shambhavi Saxena: “For all intents and purposes, I am a woman,” said former Olympian Bruce Jenner, in a high profile interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer. And really, that’s all ...
parzania

By Nada Faruqi: Far, far away from this world stained in blood and splintered by riot – is an ethereal cosmo where rivers are made of kheer, rooftops are made ...
ok kanmani

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By Karthik Shankar: Mainstream Tamil cinema is notorious for under-serving heroines, even compared to Bollywood’s poor standards. Despite a recent indie revolution with unique ideas and directors churning out films ...
margarita with a straw

By Smitha Ruth:  There is a beautiful scene in ‘Margarita With A Straw‘. After frenzied nights of writing lyrics, mid night chats with the budding crush who is the main ...
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By Karthik Shankar: It was Sharjah in 1999, just as the summer heat was starting. I was still in my early stages of working out the intricacies of cricket but ...
movie roundup

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By Karthik Shankar: The last week has seen a slew of trailers released for promising films. And it surely seems like movie buffs are in for a treat! Star Wars: ...
spice girls featured

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By Pooja Pande:  When Posh Spice finally broke her maun vrat by some actual singing, she made an impact on me. I remember the moment like it was yesterday (and ...
Court film review YKA

By Kasturi: Chaitanya Tamhane’s first feature-length film ‘Court’ is not just an indictment of the functionings of the Indian judiciary. It opens a two-hour window of unadulterated realism into the ...
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By Sanjana Sanghi: A full page advertisement for Kalyan Jewellers in The Hindu on April 17, 2015 featuring Aishwarya Rai Bacchan has created a furore among child rights activists, feminist ...
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By Moumita Ghosh for Youth Ki Awaaz:
Chaitanya Tamhane

By Akhil Kumar for Youth Ki Awaaz: After rocking the global film festival circuit with 18 prestigious awards, and also bagging the national award for best feature, 28 year old Chaitanya ...
shantanu and prateek

By Komal Singh: For the longest time when someone asked me, ‘What kind of music do you like?’ I didn’t know what to say. Saying rock, pop or fusion didn’t ...
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By Naina Kataria: “Traveling- it leaves you speechless, and then turns you into a storyteller”. –Ibn Battuta. From the start, I’ve always loved to travel. This is probably because by ...
Shobhaa de

By Sourabh Harihar: The recent hullabaloo around Shobhaa De’s comments about the mandatory screening of Marathi films at prime-time in multiplexes across Maharashtra has drawn a barrage of reactions from ...
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By Karthik Shankar: Readers of the ‘Song of Ice and Fire’ series have been biting their nails in anticipation; because this is the season that Game of Thrones will finally ...
game of thrones season 5

By Jason Jacobs, The University of Queensland: When Game of Thrones returns to screens for its fifth season on Sunday night, US time, it will no doubt continue to attract ...

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