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Giridhar Jha
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Giridhar Jha

The writer is Editor, Outlook-Hindi and a bilingual journalist with over three decades of experience. Also,  a National Award winner for Best Critic on Cinema.

Articles by Giridhar Jha

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 Giridhar Jha

Lok Janskahti Party’s embattled leader Chirag and RJD scion Tejashwi have declined to attach political...

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 Giridhar Jha

Lalu and Paswan had forged an alliance against the NDA led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ahead of the 2010...

JD(U)’s No. 2 Problem: Battle For the Second In Command

JD(U)’s No. 2 Problem: Battle For the Second In Command

Sep 08, 2021 Giridhar Jha

JD(U) is embroiled in a struggle over which of its leaders is the mightiest after Nitish Kumar

Bihar Boy Set To Make Bollywood debut via Poland with 'No Means No'

Bihar Boy Set To Make Bollywood debut via Poland with 'No Means No'

Sep 04, 2021 Giridhar Jha

The movie also stars Indian actors such as veteran Gulshan Grover, Sharad Kapoor, Deep Raj Rana and Kat...

JD-U MLA Seen Walking In Underwear On Train Has Eyed Berth In Nitish Kumar Ministry For Long

JD-U MLA Seen Walking In Underwear On Train Has Eyed Berth In Nitish Kumar Ministry For Long

Sep 03, 2021 Giridhar Jha

The Gopalpur MLA Narendra Kumar Neeraj has since offered an explanation by saying he was wearing only the...

Forget 'Jungle Raj', BJP Likens Lalu-Rabri Reign In Bihar To Afghanistan Now

Forget 'Jungle Raj', BJP Likens Lalu-Rabri Reign In Bihar To Afghanistan Now

Sep 02, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Veteran BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi has likened the decade-and-a-half period between 1990 and 2005, when...

Nitish Says It’s Immaterial, But His Party Says He’s PM Material

Nitish Says It’s Immaterial, But His Party Says He’s PM Material

Sep 01, 2021 Giridhar Jha

The new refrain, coming every other day, can’t be without calculation. Subtle feelers to the Opposition...

OTT: Where Old Stars Are Reborn And New Stars Are Made

OTT: Where Old Stars Are Reborn And New Stars Are Made

Aug 26, 2021 Giridhar Jha

The novice, the neglected, the forgotten and the stars fallen by the wayside—all are flocking to the...

Method Hero: The King Of OTT Is Manoj Bajpayee

Method Hero: The King Of OTT Is Manoj Bajpayee

Aug 26, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Behind his many on-screen personas is one man with a single agenda­—to be a better version of himself...

I Still Call Directors For Work, Says Manoj Bajpayee

I Still Call Directors For Work, Says Manoj Bajpayee

Aug 26, 2021 Giridhar Jha INTERVIEWS Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj Bajpayee, the Bihar-born thespian, now called the Superstar of OTT, tells Giridhar Jha that he still...

‘Five Villages Or Face Mahabharat’: Bihar’s Own Little Yadav Family Epic

‘Five Villages Or Face Mahabharat’: Bihar’s Own Little Yadav Family Epic

Aug 25, 2021 Giridhar Jha

It’s Krishna vs Arjun, says elder brother Tej Pratap, on his tiff with Tejashwi. Rivals mock them with a...

Modi-Nitish Kumar Meeting: Will The BJP Give Nod To Caste Census in Bihar?

Modi-Nitish Kumar Meeting: Will The BJP Give Nod To Caste Census in Bihar?

Aug 23, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar led a delegation of ten parties to impress upon the Prime Minister the need for a caste...

Why Bollywood Desperately Wants Akshay Kumar’s ‘Bell Bottom’ Gamble To Pay Off

Why Bollywood Desperately Wants Akshay Kumar’s ‘Bell Bottom’ Gamble To Pay Off

Aug 19, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Akshay Kumar’s ‘Bell Bottom’ has understandably caused jubilation in the film industry, which is yet to...

Nitish, Tejashwi Find Common Ground On The Caste Census

Nitish, Tejashwi Find Common Ground On The Caste Census

Aug 18, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Has India’s OBC population gone way beyond the 27 per cent counted in 1931? The only way to know for sure...

Upper Caste Leaders Back In Circulation In Bihar

Upper Caste Leaders Back In Circulation In Bihar

Aug 12, 2021 Giridhar Jha

A Rajput in charge of JD(U), another in charge of RJD, a Brahmin at the helm in Congress. What exactly is...

Porn Again! The Land Of Kamasutra Is Now A Digital Porn Hub

Porn Again! The Land Of Kamasutra Is Now A Digital Porn Hub

Aug 05, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Call it the Horn of Plenty. That even rhymes with porn, the unspoken cultural artefact that India is suddenly...

Bitter ‘Haqeeqat’, Bollywood Is No ‘Shershaah’ Of War Movies With Masala And Melodrama

Bitter ‘Haqeeqat’, Bollywood Is No ‘Shershaah’ Of War Movies With Masala And Melodrama

Jul 26, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Movies like Border and Uri: The Surgical Strike turned out to blockbusters, largely because of the themes of...

Dharmendra In A Karan Johar Movie, Is Bollywood Finally Looking Beyond Amitabh Bachchan?

Dharmendra In A Karan Johar Movie, Is Bollywood Finally Looking Beyond Amitabh Bachchan?

Jul 24, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Hopefully, Karan Johar’s film 'Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani' will start a trend and bring back on the...

Bollywood’s Young Brigade Needs To Grin And Bear With Film Critics

Bollywood’s Young Brigade Needs To Grin And Bear With Film Critics

Jul 19, 2021 Giridhar Jha

It is the audience that remains the ultimate arbiter of a film’s destiny. They can make 'Kaagaz Ke Phool' a...

How Fans Who Wrote Love Letters In Blood Dumped Rajesh Khanna For Amitabh Bachchan

How Fans Who Wrote Love Letters In Blood Dumped Rajesh Khanna For Amitabh Bachchan

Jul 18, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Stardom can be ephemeral but rarely does one come across as heart-breaking an example as that of Rajesh...