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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

Bollywood And Malayalam: Why Malabar Coast Was Too Far For Malabar Hill

Bollywood And Malayalam: Why Malabar Coast Was Too Far For Malabar Hill

Jul 08, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Unlike its yen for Telugu and Tamil, Bollywood never much took to Malayalam—despite a stray Aap ki Kasam or...

The Original Perfectionist, Dilip Kumar Can Be Compared Only To Himself

The Original Perfectionist, Dilip Kumar Can Be Compared Only To Himself

Jul 07, 2021 Giridhar Jha

From Amitabh Bachchan and Sanjeev Kumar to Naseeruddin Shah and Shah Rukh Khan, almost everybody aspired to...

It’s Bossy Babus vs Helpless Netas In Nitish Kumar’s Bihar

It’s Bossy Babus vs Helpless Netas In Nitish Kumar’s Bihar

Jul 02, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Several ministers are known to have complained to Nitish directly over ‘flagrant neglect’ by the top...

With A Gasp, They Left Us

With A Gasp, They Left Us

Jul 01, 2021 Astha Savyasachi

It was an airless storm that blew over India this summer. Human beings were felled, like ninepins, after...

I Was Never Told My Character In Maharani Was Based On Lalu Yadav: Sohum Shah

I Was Never Told My Character In Maharani Was Based On Lalu Yadav: Sohum Shah

Jun 30, 2021 Giridhar Jha

In an interview, Sohum Shah explains why did he not try to copy the mannerisms of Lalu Prasad Yadav while...

Lantern Light For Chirag

Lantern Light For Chirag

Jun 30, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Can Paswan Junior re-invent himself with help from the Yadav scion? Big brother Nitish will be watching...

Bound To A Sinking Boat

Bound To A Sinking Boat

Jun 24, 2021 Naseer Ganai

Covid dealt death and near-death, and its all-consuming maw took our livelihoods and ate away our savings...

Chirag Paswan May Go With Tejashwi Yadav If BJP Does Not Bail Him Out

Chirag Paswan May Go With Tejashwi Yadav If BJP Does Not Bail Him Out

Jun 16, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Even though Ram Vilas Paswan and Lalu Prasad Yadav fought with each other for a brief while for the railway...

Not Easy For Chacha To Snatch Paswan’s Legacy From Chirag

Not Easy For Chacha To Snatch Paswan’s Legacy From Chirag

Jun 15, 2021 Giridhar Jha

The way LJP leader Pashupati Kumar Paras has dislodged Chirag Paswan, it is unlikely to endear him to the...

Bihar's Family Man, Ram Vilas Paswan's Party Splits, As Uncle Stages Coup Against Chirag

Bihar's Family Man, Ram Vilas Paswan's Party Splits, As Uncle Stages Coup Against Chirag

Jun 14, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Party MP Pashupati Kumar Paras, the younger brother of late Ram Vilas Paswan has led a revolt and ‘taken...

Media Trial May Be Over But Rhea Chakraborty Remains An Outcast With No Work In Bollywood

Media Trial May Be Over But Rhea Chakraborty Remains An Outcast With No Work In Bollywood

Jun 14, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Although some people from the film industry intermittently sympathized with her for the way she has faced her...

It’s Cool To Be A Turncoat In Politics With No Ideological Strings Attached

It’s Cool To Be A Turncoat In Politics With No Ideological Strings Attached

Jun 13, 2021 Giridhar Jha

In a political ecosystem where the ‘Ayaram-Gayaram’ culture has flourished over the years despite...

'Nepotistic' Bollywood’s Latest Blue-Eyed Boy Is An Outsider From Ballia

'Nepotistic' Bollywood’s Latest Blue-Eyed Boy Is An Outsider From Ballia

Jun 12, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Acknowledged by the film industry as a highly promising talent, Siddhant Chaturvedi grabbed the limelight by...

This Birthday, That Birthday ... A Tale Of Lalu Yadav’s Fluctuating Fortunes

This Birthday, That Birthday ... A Tale Of Lalu Yadav’s Fluctuating Fortunes

Jun 11, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad Yadav turned 74 on June 11.

The Covid Dead Deserve To Be Re-counted In All States Like Bihar

The Covid Dead Deserve To Be Re-counted In All States Like Bihar

Jun 10, 2021 Giridhar Jha

The Bihar government has admitted that the number of Covid deaths in the state is many times higher than what...

‘We’re Proud Of The Bihar Regiment’

‘We’re Proud Of The Bihar Regiment’

Jun 10, 2021 Giridhar Jha

'China has always been wary of the Bihar Regiment, whose soldiers had taken them on valiantly at Nathu-la in...

<em>Chaara Ghotala</em> As <em>Daana Ghotala</em>, How Bollywood Passes Off Facts As Fodder For Fiction

Chaara Ghotala As Daana Ghotala, How Bollywood Passes Off Facts As Fodder For Fiction

Jun 05, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Subhash Kapoor’s web series is a classic example of Bollywood’s ingenuity in blatantly stealing episodes...

‘BJP Will Come Back To Power In UP… The Party Will Keep Coming Back’

‘BJP Will Come Back To Power In UP… The Party Will Keep Coming Back’

Jun 03, 2021 Ruben Banerjee ,  Giridhar Jha INTERVIEWS Yogi Adityanath

'It is true that the Covid second wave has been quite severe and it overwhelmed the system for a while. Yet,...

Road To Delhi Starts From UP

Road To Delhi Starts From UP

Jun 03, 2021 Giridhar Jha

2022: Battleground Uttar Pradesh. Why BJP can’t afford to lose this state? Why Yogi Adityanath’s Act 2...

Safely Cornered Out There

Safely Cornered Out There

Jun 03, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Various issues bedevil the Yogi government, yet the Opposition slumbers on