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Southern Surge: Film Industries Of South Are Doing What Bollywood Used To Do In 70s & 80s, Even Better

Southern Surge: Film Industries Of South Are Doing What Bollywood Used To Do In 70s & 80s, Even Better

May 19, 2022

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.

I’m Driven By Fear Of Complacency: S.S. Rajamouli

I’m Driven By Fear Of Complacency: S.S. Rajamouli

May 18, 2022

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).

Brothers Grim: When Indian Horror Was The Ramsays Genre

Brothers Grim: When Indian Horror Was The Ramsays Genre

Apr 06, 2022

Indian horror was once all about sleazy movies from the Ramsay stables. It’s now seeking to scare the audience with better fare.

When Kashmir Was All About Love In Bollywood!

When Kashmir Was All About Love In Bollywood!

Apr 01, 2022

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.

Bollywood’s Sex Workers: Courte-sans Creativity

Bollywood’s Sex Workers: Courte-sans Creativity

Mar 02, 2022

Never known for originality or verisimilitude, Bollywood scriptwriters trawl the absolute depths when creating on-screen prostitutes, in search of lucre

The Coalition Instinct: Bihar’s Manual Of Survival

The Coalition Instinct: Bihar’s Manual Of Survival

Feb 17, 2022

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

Not Just 'Disco King': Bappi Lahiri Once Put Even RD Burman In Shade

Not Just 'Disco King': Bappi Lahiri Once Put Even RD Burman In Shade

Feb 16, 2022

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.

In Memoriam: Goodbye Lata Mangeshkar

In Memoriam: Goodbye Lata Mangeshkar

Feb 10, 2022

A tribute to the inspiring artiste that was Lata Mangeshkar

Remembering Lata Mangeshkar: An Unfathomable Talent Gifted With A Divine Voice

Remembering Lata Mangeshkar: An Unfathomable Talent Gifted With A Divine Voice

Feb 06, 2022

If there was a Mangeshkar monopoly ever, Hindi cinema was too blessed to have it

Manish Mundra: Moviemaker Or Messiah?

Manish Mundra: Moviemaker Or Messiah?

Dec 19, 2021

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.

Raveena Tandon: Today's ‘Great' Actresses Are Wary Of Coming Out Of Their Comfort Zones

Raveena Tandon: Today's ‘Great' Actresses Are Wary Of Coming Out Of Their Comfort Zones

Dec 10, 2021

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

Smog Screen: Bihar's Staggering Pollution Levels Are Often Worse Than Delhi’s

Smog Screen: Bihar's Staggering Pollution Levels Are Often Worse Than Delhi’s

Dec 08, 2021

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.

How And Why An IIM-Ahmedabad Graduate Became ‘MBA Sabziwallah’ In Bihar

How And Why An IIM-Ahmedabad Graduate Became ‘MBA Sabziwallah’ In Bihar

Dec 07, 2021

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.

How JP Movement Shaped Bihar And India’s Politics

How JP Movement Shaped Bihar And India’s Politics

Nov 24, 2021

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.

Cine-Maa And Pa: How Bollywood Embraced The Adoption Genre

Cine-Maa And Pa: How Bollywood Embraced The Adoption Genre

Nov 17, 2021

Lost in a mela or left in the train? Indian cinema has reprised the same old story in different settings.

Khan Kingdom Under Siege, Aamir, Salman And Shah Rukh Must Reinvent To Hold The Fort

Khan Kingdom Under Siege, Aamir, Salman And Shah Rukh Must Reinvent To Hold The Fort

Nov 14, 2021

After 30 years, the kingdom of Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh Khan under siege in Bollywood.

Bypoll Results A Big Shot In Nitish Kumar’s Arm; Lalu And Congress Cut A Sorry Figure In Bihar

Bypoll Results A Big Shot In Nitish Kumar’s Arm; Lalu And Congress Cut A Sorry Figure In Bihar

Nov 03, 2021

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.

Bihar Bypolls: JD-U, RJD Set To Share Honours As Congress Cuts A Sorry Figure Again

Bihar Bypolls: JD-U, RJD Set To Share Honours As Congress Cuts A Sorry Figure Again

Nov 02, 2021

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.

Lalu Yadav’s Bihar Gambit Gives Poll Ammunition To RJD, Congress, BJP

Lalu Yadav’s Bihar Gambit Gives Poll Ammunition To RJD, Congress, BJP

Oct 27, 2021

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.

A Fanboy’s Bollywood: Before And After The Khans

A Fanboy’s Bollywood: Before And After The Khans

Oct 21, 2021

How the larger-than-life Hindi film hero of ­yesteryears gave way to the relatable charm of Shah Rukh and the other Khans.

Big B Owes It To Many A Helping Hand, And Jaya Bachchan Is Just One Of Them!

Big B Owes It To Many A Helping Hand, And Jaya Bachchan Is Just One Of Them!

Oct 11, 2021

A low-down on the men and women who played a key role in making Amitabh Bachchan the Phenomenon that he ultimately became.

Flashback: An Old-Timer Recalls Sepia-Toned Bollywood, In 70mm

Flashback: An Old-Timer Recalls Sepia-Toned Bollywood, In 70mm

Oct 06, 2021

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)

Bihar's Conundrum: To Drop Or Not To Drop JP Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia From PG Syllabus

Bihar's Conundrum: To Drop Or Not To Drop JP Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia From PG Syllabus

Sep 29, 2021

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.

Cycle Of Life: Nitish Kumar Shows How To Win Over Women And Win Elections

Cycle Of Life: Nitish Kumar Shows How To Win Over Women And Win Elections

Sep 22, 2021

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.

Will Chirag-Tejashwi Succeed Where Ram Vilas Paswan-Lalu Yadav Failed In Bihar?

Will Chirag-Tejashwi Succeed Where Ram Vilas Paswan-Lalu Yadav Failed In Bihar?

Sep 09, 2021

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.

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