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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 ...
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 roundupstaff pick

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 featuredstaff pick

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 ...
sikkim

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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By Preksha Sharma:  In the past few months, my literary diet has altered itself to include a good nourishment of children’s books. I started with the old classics (available for ...
Hunterrr review

By Ishan Marvel: Sex is a physical need, like “going potty,” thus explains Mandar Ponkshe, or the titular hunter, in the beginning of the film. The beauty of Hunterrr lies in ...
margarita-with-a-straw-movie finalstaff pick

By Shambhavi Saxena for Youth Ki Awaaz: The trailer for Shonali Bose’s new film Margarita with a Straw is out, and it’s the last few seconds of it that really ...
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By Artika Raj for Youth Ki Awaaz: When I was a kid… wait, before you run (as is the wont when most adults start a conversation like that), life was ...
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By Amrita Roy: “Sach ka rang dekha hai? Laal.” Like a huge percentage of the TV show watching population, I am addicted to Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss’s ‘Sherlock‘. It ...
Times Now funny

By Akhil Kumar: This Buzzfeed video that went viral on social media after being posted a couple of days ago describes Times Now as ‘…known for often sensationalist and aggressive ...
patna manual cover

By Siddharth Chowdhury: The following is an excerpt (printed here with due permission from the publisher, Aleph) from the story, ‘Damsel In Distress’ by the author, from his book, ‘The ...

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