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By Shinjini Devbarman:  For a movie that is full of toilet humour, Shoojit Sarcar’s movie ‘Piku‘ is far from being an inelegant tale of a father-daughter relationship. The movie explores ...
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By Sourabh Harihar:  Constipation. If someone were to tell you that you had to watch a movie that is centred around this often secretive and sometimes disgusting word, you would ...
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By Komal Singh For Youth Ki Awaaz: If you’ve listened to his music even once, you’d remember him. The voice and the words are hard to forget. It’s the sort ...
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By Peter Krapp: On November 30 2013, actor Paul Walker died in a car crash before filming of Furious 7 was complete. The accident meant the franchise’s filmmakers had to ...
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By Surabhi Singh: With the announcement of Salwa Judum-2 preparing to launch itself with slain Congress leader Mahendra Karma’s son Chhavindra Karma at the helm of affairs, the political storm ...
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By Nishtha Relan: It took the Indian Judiciary 13 years to announce its first verdict to Salman Khan, accused in the hit-and-run case of 2002 (with 1 person dead, 4 injured) –the same ...
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By Gayle Sequeira:  Racism, much like the Lernaean Hydra, keeps finding new ways to rear its ugly head(s). The implicit prejudices of those in power repeatedly rendered explicit through new ...
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By Gayle Sequeira: The much anticipated, immensely successful ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ released on 24th April to rave reviews, earning a whopping $187.6 million 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:
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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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