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nightcrawler movie review

By Zehra Kazmi: Nightcrawler is a rare film, it’s bone-chilling yet pulsating. The film leaves you in shock, your heart still thumping long after the credits have started rolling. Jake ...
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By Kirrat Sachdeva: Curiosity gets the best of us and so does all the subsequent guesswork! While the internet and your family can give you lists of signs and symptoms ...
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By Soumya Raj: North Korea called US President Obama a monkey. They were so scared of this movie that they compared the president of one of the most influential nations ...
Ugly

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By Rohan Seth: Had Niccolò Machiavelli been alive today, he would have felt vindicated after watching Ugly. ‘Men are ungrateful, fickle, liars, and deceivers’ – Anurag Kashyap deserves to be ...
Sulemani Keeda

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By Rohan Seth: In the time of corporate bonded labour, targets, presentations, appraisals, Dabangs, Singhams, Happy New Years, love jihad, VHP and RSS feeds – I discovered the perfect albeit ...
PK film poster.

By Soumya Raj: 2014 was a good, an almost daring year for films. Starting off with Highway, Dedh Ishqiya, and Ankhon Dekhi to Sulemani Keeda, Queen, Haider and the quite ...
best films of 2014

By Zehra Kazmi: 2014 was an important year for cinema. Hollywood churned out some films that left us gasping for breath and searching for words. Here in India, though, it ...
PK poster

By Sanya Malik: Mahatma Gandhi once said “God has no religion”. The need to challenge religious divisiveness and understand Gandhi is greater than ever in the present scenario. From the ...
the-interview-movie-poster

By Karthik Shankar: What an utterly bizarre mess! Sony’s holiday comedy The Interview, which has a producer and journalist take part in a CIA plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un, hardly ...
Daughters of mother India

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By Tanya Kapoor: Rape -It is word which can send shiver down the spine of any girl living in India, a place where women are not viewed as human beings ...
DDLJ poster

By Meghna Bohidar: As the celebrations for 1000 weeks of Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge (DDLJ) are in full swing, there is a parallel conversation amongst the critical consumers of media ...
DDLJ

By Kanika Katyal: I belong to the generation of girls who worshipped Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayengey as their Geeta (not the Bible, mind you). I call it “epic melodrama” (not because ...
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By Nishant Chhinkwani: Fort Kochi is a part of the city Kochi, made up of handful of water-bound regions towards the south-west of the mainland city. It is steeped in ...
Rahul Advani

By Chinmaya Shah: Living in an age where everything gets digitally transformed, downloaded and ‘consumed’, the very facet of art as a medium of expression has lost its meaning. In ...
object

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By Artika Raj: “There is censorship of the female breast and nipple only. While the genitalia of both men and women are similarly covered, there is no hiding the breast ...
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Youth Ki Awaaz recently organized ‘CONVERGE‘ – a series of talks ‘for those who give a damn’, on a diverse range of subjects from politics and society to entrepreneurship and ...
gauhar khan

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By Somrita Urni Ganguly: “Remember how she had once danced to ‘hua chhokra jawaan re’?”, I overheard a young man tell his friend at JNU’s Ganga Dhaba last evening. “Yes, ...
reading online

By Tanuja Aundhe: For a long, long time now, we’ve had a standard set of magazines and literary stuff to read in India. Being “intellectual” or “pseudo-intellectual” involved some sort ...
satish upadhyay

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By Artika Raj: A little birdie (shaped like a newspaper) tells us that the BJP is going to go all out in the battle for the Capital, and the latest ...
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By Artika Raj: “A friend of my mine told me that I have the gift of associative logic. That I can see patterns easily in mythology and map them to ...
kiss of love kolkata

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By Jigna Kotecha: Air is thick with calumny in India. Right-wing monomaniacs are working overtime to wave their saffron flags against ‘Kiss of Love’ protest that started from Kochi in Kerala ...
boyhood review

By Surangya Kaur: When I told a friend I want to review the movie Boyhood next, he asked me, “But won’t reviewing Boyhood be like reviewing life?” I could stop ...

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