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Badlapur film poster

By Sushant Sudhakaran: Badlapur has an unusual story. The probability of something similar happening to you or me is evidently thin. Yet, on a deeper level, the film is a reflection ...
Bombay Cab Sessions

By Nishant Chhinkwani: Imagine playing music in the back of a cab. Imagine a cramped space, bumpy roads, out of sync and tone deaf horns, and honk friendly people peppered ...
Picture Credit: National Media Museum

By Sudha Shrinivasan: “He’s a pretentious prick. He’s frightening, and he is moralistic. He’s hypocritical. He’s self righteous. He is holier than thou”. As I write this, open letters are ...
Can you see the concern in my eyes? No? Well, that’s none of my concern. I am sensitive. I hope you can sense my sensitivity.

The language of the article has been retained to maintain originality of the piece. By Heartranjan: Once upon a time in India, Lagaan released. The film was a smash hit, ...
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By Shambhavi Saxena: There seems to be a growing consciousness among persons in the entertainment business, who will no longer take the weight of historical and systemic discrimination sitting down. ...
English, August

By Bhanvi Satija: Like all readers, I too have a peculiar habit – I pick up books that appeal to me. Now, if you were to ask me what kind ...
bob dylan

By Karthik Shankar: ‘All Along the Watchtower’ was the song that initiated me into the cult of Bob Dylan. It took me years to fall in love, but today, I ...
Picture credit: Roger H. Goun

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By Lata Jha: I often wonder what made me want to become a journalist. It definitely wasn’t my social skills. Most people would call me an introvert, but I’m just ...
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By Nishant Chhinkwani: “The basic underlying motive of Cinema of Resistance is not screening movies for movies’ sake, where people come and watch films and go back to where they ...
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By Karthik Shankar: The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, scheduled to be held in Australia, is just around the corner. This time, the organisers have made sure to interrupt Valentine’s ...
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By Pratichi Mahapatra: If it hasn’t hit you from your car radio yet, or made it to your playlist, you’re clearly living under a rock my friend. The music of ...
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By Kanika Katyal: Some tall and mighty, others fluffy and tiny. Varied and colourful, and from the world over, they come with strings attached and have taken over the capital’s ...
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By Dhruv Arora: Teresa’s Man and other stories from Goa Damodar Mauzo Rupa Publications 198 Pages Some books form a symbiotic relationship with the reader. One can’t be sure whether ...
AIB roast controversy

By Kanika Katyal: Disclaimer: Attention! The content of this article may seem obscene or offensive to some readers. If at any point in the article you begin to feel offended, ...
I am offended

‘Being Indian‘ originals brings you ‘I Am Offended‘. The film looks into the thriving stand-up scene in India and also talks about the Hindi stand up scene, cartoons in India, ...
proposition for a revolution trailer

By Kanika Katyal: Almost a year ago, two young filmmakers – Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla – announced their project Proposition for a Revolution, a documentary on the then still ...
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By Sanghamitra Aich: If you have been to Varkala, you will know it is one of the topmost beach destinations in the world. It promises economic international cafes, free WiFi, ...
The Imitation Game

By Susmita Abani: Alan eyes his machine intently as its cogs rotate to no avail. Over its endless chugging, he discerns the sound of Commander Alistair Denniston charging toward the ...
Delhi poetry slam..

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Delhi Poetry Slam is an artists’ association that strives to encourage professional as well as budding poets, storytellers, musicians, mimics as well as comedians to bring to the city their ...
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By Karthik Shankar: Is Baby really our best attempt at emulating politically conscious thrillers? Quickly then – The movie’s title refers to a newly formulated, specialised intelligence cell that targets ...
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This post is a part of Youth Ki Awaaz’s coverage of the HT Crime Writers Festival: By Kanika Katyal:
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By Pankaj Butalia: It is nobody’s case that the Central Board of Film Certification is a body worth emulating. An institution born out of a desire to control thought can ...

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