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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

How JP Movement Shaped Bihar And India’s Politics

How JP Movement Shaped Bihar And India’s Politics

Nov 24, 2021 Giridhar Jha

The JP movement of the '70s birthed the careers and dynasties of several politicians. Whether the promises it...

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

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

Nov 17, 2021 Giridhar Jha

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 Giridhar Jha

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

The Great Indian Dream: How Youngsters Are Creating Wealth With Offbeat Ideas

The Great Indian Dream: How Youngsters Are Creating Wealth With Offbeat Ideas

Nov 10, 2021 Jyotika Sood

An MBA degree is no longer a ticket to a cushy corporate job. For many, the degree is just the beginning of...

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 Giridhar Jha

In Kusheshwar Ashtan, JD-U candidate Aman Kumar Hazari defeated his nearest RJD rival Ganesh Bharti by a...

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 Giridhar Jha

JD-U candidate Aman Kumar Hazari has won the Kusheshwar Asthan seat in the by-election by a margin of 12,698...

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 Giridhar Jha

Ailing ex-CM Lalu Yadav’s ‘insult’ of Congress leader Bhakta Charan Das turns into a row amid signs of...

A Fanboy’s Bollywood: Before And After The Khans

A Fanboy’s Bollywood: Before And After The Khans

Oct 21, 2021 Giridhar Jha

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

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 Giridhar Jha

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

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

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

Oct 06, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Oh, to be able to return to the dank, muggy, single-screen theatres in dusty mofussil towns, and to relive...

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 Giridhar Jha

The removal of Jayaprakash Narayan and Ram Manohar Lohia’s works from the syllabi of a Bihar university...

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 Giridhar Jha

The humble bicycle has become the abiding image of Bihar CM’s efforts to give women the power to carve...

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...

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...