Profile of Giridhar Jha
Have southern films outsmarted Bollywood? Pushpa’s chin-wipe has cast a spell across the world, as Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films sweep aside Bollywood’s carefully manicured reputations, budgets and delusions of invincibility.
Giridhar Jha speaks to S.S. Rajamouli, the 48-year-old director with the Midas touch, who has taken the box office by storm with his Telugu-Tamil bilingual, Baahubali: The Beginning (2015), its sequel Baahubali: The Conclusion (2017), and more recently RRR (2022).
Indian horror was once all about sleazy movies from the Ramsay stables. It’s now seeking to scare the audience with better fare.
Kashmir remained a veritable paradise for Bollywood for a long time. For an average filmy Joe, Hindi cinema was incomplete without its quota of breathtaking visuals of snowfall in Gulmarg, lush-green meadows by the Lidder at Pahalgam or a song-and-dance routine on a shikara on the placid Dal Lake.
Never known for originality or verisimilitude, Bollywood scriptwriters trawl the absolute depths when creating on-screen prostitutes, in search of lucre
Lalu Prasad and Nitish Kumar have mastered the art of successfully running multi-party governments, with or without conforming to the ideals of coalition dharma
A gifted tunesmith who was equally at ease in churning out Indian and western compositions, Bappi Lahiri had the talent to even put geniuses like R.D. Burman in the shade in his heyday.
A tribute to the inspiring artiste that was Lata Mangeshkar
If there was a Mangeshkar monopoly ever, Hindi cinema was too blessed to have it
Manish Mundra, in March 2020, was going great guns after collaborating with Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment for the release of Kaamyaab. But this was shortly before the nationwide lockdown.
30 years after her big-screen debut in 'Patthar Ke Phool', the Mast-mast girl is reinventing herself to explore the OTT universe with 'Aranyak' on Netflix
On the latest list of the world’s most polluted cities released by IQAir, Bihar’s Muzaffarpur and Patna are in the 28th and 32nd position, while Gaya and Hajipur also figure in the top 100.
Kaushlendra's idea of setting up a farmers’ cooperative for creating a supply chain was triggered by the fact that despite having ideal climate and soil, the local farmers were switching over to other crops for lack of access to market.
The JP movement of the '70s birthed the careers and dynasties of several politicians. Whether the promises it made actually trickled down is another story.
Lost in a mela or left in the train? Indian cinema has reprised the same old story in different settings.
After 30 years, the kingdom of Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh Khan under siege in Bollywood.
In Kusheshwar Ashtan, JD-U candidate Aman Kumar Hazari defeated his nearest RJD rival Ganesh Bharti by a margin of 12,685 votes while Arun Kumar of RJD lost to Rajeev Kumar Singh of the ruling party by 1,722 votes in Tarapur.
JD-U candidate Aman Kumar Hazari has won the Kusheshwar Asthan seat in the by-election by a margin of 12,698 votes over his nearest rival Ganesh Bharti of RJD in Darbhanga district of Bihar.
Ailing ex-CM Lalu Yadav’s ‘insult’ of Congress leader Bhakta Charan Das turns into a row amid signs of realignment of foes and allies in Bihar.
How the larger-than-life Hindi film hero of yesteryears gave way to the relatable charm of Shah Rukh and the other Khans.
A low-down on the men and women who played a key role in making Amitabh Bachchan the Phenomenon that he ultimately became.
Oh, to be able to return to the dank, muggy, single-screen theatres in dusty mofussil towns, and to relive the magic of Bollywood formula (Ssshhh… and some desi porn)
The removal of Jayaprakash Narayan and Ram Manohar Lohia’s works from the syllabi of a Bihar university causes a political furore and forces a hasty reinstatement by Nitish Kumar. Other titans, however, remain quietly discarded.
The humble bicycle has become the abiding image of Bihar CM’s efforts to give women the power to carve their own paths in elections.
Lalu and Paswan had forged an alliance against the NDA led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ahead of the 2010 assembly elections but their alliance could not get more than 25 seats in the 243-member assembly at the time.