articles by Ragini Daliya

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Rebuilding Paradise exhibits an idyllic town's resilience to rise from the aftermath of 2018 Camp wildfires

Rebuilding Paradise, a documentary directed by Ron Howard, focuses on the colossal cleanup and rebuilding efforts after the 8 November, 2018, California wildfires that killed 85 people and destroyed some 18,000 buildings.

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From Parasite making history at Oscars to Taylor Swift's surprise albums, a list of iconic internet moments in 2020

From cringe-binge, Zoom cast reunions to Yashraj Mukhate's Rasode Mein Kaun Tha, here are the pop culture moments that defined the year 2020.

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You Got Magic with Neel Madhav's new season on Sony BBC Earth tries too hard to be engaging

You Got Magic with Neel Madhav, which promises to combine the thrills of travel and magic, fails to hold viewers attention.

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In Netflix's A Life On Our Planet, David Attenborough makes a strong statement about saving humanity

Netflix's A Life On Our Planet is banked on Sir David Attenborough's memories of 94 years on this planet, with profound reflections on the wilderness and the absolute urgency to save humankind from an impending climate-change disaster.

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What do Vivah and Indian Matchmaking have in common? Colourism, patriarchy, glorification of arranged marriage

A cross-examination of Rajshri Productions' 2006 film Vivah and Netflix's Indian Matchmaking show us how both pieces try hard to propel the practice of an arrange marriage; something we millennials recognise as obsolete.

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Shriya Pilgaonkar on her latest thriller Crackdown, and how Mirazpur's success changed the momentum of her career

Shriya Pilgaonkar opens up on her latest espionage thriller from Voot Select, Crackdown, her strive to constantly explore her film choices, and why conversations around nepotism don't bother her craft.

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Sudhanshu Saria on themes of his short film Knock Knock Knock, and how the setting of Darjeeling aids the narrative

Sudhanshu Saria's new short Knock Knock Knock, currently streaming on MUBI INDIA, has already become a festival favourite after the world premiere at Busan Film Festival last year.

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Vir Das on his new lockdown special, Inside Out: 'I underestimated how vulnerable people were'

Vir Das reflects on how and why this new special came into being, his creative process during the lockdown and how much he misses performing live

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Revisiting Avinash Arun’s Killa: A meditative film on the growing pains of childhood with immersive visual imagery

As part of a special column Rewind to Unwind, I take up Avinash Arun's Killa to assess the theme of isolation and decode how it can be a gateway to growing up and finding one’s solitude.

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Bhonsle is reflective of our times, as the migrant vs local conflict is a growing global concern: Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj Bajpayee opens up on his upcoming migrant drama Bhonsle and why it draws parallels with the times we are living in

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In Basu Chatterjee's films, from Rajnigandha to Swami, female characters were written with agency and choice

Basu Chatterjee one of the most significant architects of slice-of-life cinema, passed away on Thursday morning in Mumbai.

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From Big Night to Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana — food films to inspire your lockdown cooking

The harmonised response to the coronavirus lockdown seems to be to get good at cooking. In that spirit, here is a pairing: simple, hearty dishes that can be made with easily available ingredients — inspired by food-centric films that serve as great backdrops for them (or binge-watch accompaniments alongside a meal).

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Lockdown: India Fights Coronavirus review — National Geographic documentary salutes unseen efforts of COVID-19 warriors

Billed as a virtually-produced feature, Lockdown: India Fights Coronavirus brings forth a moving account of the COVID-19 frontline warriors.

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Timmy Failure movie review — Disney+ weaves a charming pick-me-up tale to celebrate power of imagination

Spotlight-fame Tom McCarthy turns his camera to explore the antics of an 11-year-old detective with Disney+ Original Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.

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Vikrant Massey's performances across TV, films and digital platforms prove why 'there are no small parts'

Vikrant Massey, over seven years of career in the entertainment industry, has shown a swift rise as a true-blue performer.

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Beyond Ramayan and Mahabharat, old Hindi TV shows that should make a comeback, from Hum Log to Malgudi Days

As the re-runs of Ramayan and Mahabharat amid coronavirus lockdown begin, a list of old Hindi shows that we millennials would love to revisit.

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How streaming platforms are trying to boost viewership, from Netflix Party to Amazon Prime Video reducing data consumption

Streaming platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and others have initiated measures to plug-in their shows and services in the times of coronavirus lockdown

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Self Made review: Octavia Spencer is striking as Madam CJ Walker but can't save Netflix's hurried miniseries

Self Made, the story of beauty magnet Madam CJ Walker, makes for an interesting four-part miniseries but remains hardly engrossing.

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Does pretentiousness define a cinephile? Think again; in an ideal world, cinema should be for everyone

Will the real film snob stand up and admit to ruining the movie experience with their pseudo-intelligent input?

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As Angrezi Medium releases, ranking the top 8 single-father daughter films, from Mili, Masaan to Somewhere, The Descendants

Angrezi Medium revolves around a single father (Irrfan Khan), his relationship with daughter (Radhika Madan), and their quest to get her education overseas.