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Namrata Joshi

‘I Have Become Too Fragile’

Oct 03, 2015 Namrata Joshi

One of the most popular and credible faces of Indian television journalism Ravish Kumar on life, the universe and everything

Rain, Thunder And A Temblor: The Unlucky Three

Apr 30, 2015 Namrata Joshi

There is a hush and silence in my fields and it scares me to no end.


What's A Film Without Some Food

From a film critic's plate.

O, Ma! May The Farce Be With You

Oct 02, 2014 Namrata Joshi

When bhakti is at its peak in jangly, sleepless Dilli, not all is all that grim. Not even noise pollution. Sometimes, in fact, it is so bad that it is good enough to make you weep in sheer joy


Million Dollar Arm

A sports film with phony feel-goodness and one that is far from inspirational.

24 December, 2013

Dhoom 3

Namrata Joshi

Street food gone hopelessly bland, a papdi chaat that tastes more like cold porridge.


18 October, 2013

Compelling Stories

Namrata Joshi

It seems like interesting times for documentaries chronicling the struggles of people on critical issues. What’s more they have also been able to reach out to the audiences.


09 November, 2012

'The People In Kolkata Make Kolkata'

Namrata Joshi

'You need to know the people. So when I was writing Kahaani I made sure you are introduced to every single Bengali in the film. Then whether you like them or not is another question.'


01 November, 2012

Chakravyuh

Namrata Joshi

A bit like Deewar, a lot like Namak Haraam. With Jha one would have expected a lot more complexity than what’s delivered.


14 July, 2012

Dara Singh (1928-2012)

Namrata Joshi

He was firm but loveable, good-natured and real. Like my own grandad.


13 February, 2012

'Art Is Operating In A Global Marketplace'

Namrata Joshi

Van Gogh, Picasso, Chagall, Dali, Matisse will come under the hammer online on February 15 and 16 in the first ever international auction in India. The COO of Saffronart speaks on the auction organised by his company


21 December, 2011

A Personal Flashback

Namrata Joshi

Our resident film critic gets down to making her lists for the year


04 June, 2010

Rajneeti

Namrata Joshi

My misgivings about the film started with the cringeworthy “Roop tera mastana” scene right at the start...


21 May, 2010

Kites

Namrata Joshi

Hrithik gets to display his masculinity for what it truly is—highly affected, curiously feminine, excessively conceited and self-absorbed...


26 December, 2009

3 Idiots

Namrata Joshi

Could well be the third in the Munnabhai series. Leaves you with a smile and warmth that last long after the film is over.


25 December, 2008

Movies 2008

Namrata Joshi

The hits and the misses -- the hot bods, the new faces, the more than pretty faces, those on the other side of the camera -- and of the border


23 December, 2008

Ghajini

Namrata Joshi

Save the climax, the Hindi version follows the Tamil original. The remarkable difference is how the marketing genius of Aamir Khan has turned eight pack abs and buzzcut with scar into style statements


16 December, 2008

Theatrical Terror

Namrata Joshi

Not that we didn't have terror depicted in films in the past, but 2008 brought the real and reel together in a scary, unimaginable way even if Bollywood is still shying away from tackling the politics of terror.


Photo Gallery

Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amrinder Singh submits his resignation to Governor Banwarilal Purohit at the Raj Bhavan in Chandigarh.

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Bharatiya Kisan Union national spokesperson Rakesh Tikait addresses a public meeting of farmers at banda town in Shahjahanpur district.

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Congress senior leader Ajay Makan along with Harish Rawat and Navjot Singh Sidhu brief the media after the CLP Meeting was over at Punjab Bhawan in Chandigarh.

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah seeks blessings from Acharya Vidyasagar ji Maharaj in Jabalpur.

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attends Drishti 2021 National Executive Meeting of the Social Media Department, in New Delhi.

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