articles by Shreemayee Das

Arts & Culture

Amid lockdown, digital book clubs offer readers an opportunity to connect, combat isolation

During the pandemic, and the extended lockdown, several people have turned to reading as a way to establish connections and communicate with friends, and often, complete strangers.

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Zoya Akhtar's Luck by Chance has the most nuanced take on Bollywood's outsider vs insider debate

One of the biggest achievements of Luck by Chance is the way it depicts nepotism in the film industry, probably the only mainstream Hindi movie to do so.

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10 years of Udaan: Looking back at Vikramaditya Motwane's breakthrough film that dared to dream big

While Udaan released in theatres in India on 16 July 2010, it was in May of that year that the movie premiered in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival.

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Tracing the rising popularity of Indian cooking channels on Youtube in the time of Coronavirus outbreak

Cooking channels on Youtube are witnessing a massive surge in popularity as most people are turning to elaborate cooking during the lockdown

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Coronavirus outbreak: How online quizzing has become a way to digitally interact during the lockdown

People across all age groups have been participating in online quizzes to keep themselves busy during the lockdown.

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With no clarity on 'normalcy' in a post-COVIDworld, stand-up comedians are resorting to digital reinvention

Stand up comedians are forced to re-invent themselves on social media and digital platforms, to keep busy and stay relevant in these times.

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Lisa Ray opens up on her role in Four More Shots Please! Season 2 and how her best work is with female directors

Lisa Ray plays Samara — a Bollywood star, battling bipolar disorder, who is also in a same-sex relationship with her trainer Umang — in Four More Shots Please! Season 2.

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Beyond Money Heist, ten international shows to watch during Coronavirus lockdown, from Kingdom to 3%

If you’re looking to explore different kinds of shows, made in different parts of the world, here is a list on what to get started with

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Beyond Tiger King, documentaries to watch during Coronavirus lockdown, from Fyre to Miss Americana

With the lockdown in effect, for at least two more weeks now, we’re all looking for more ways to entertain ourselves and be more productive

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From You’ve Got Mail to Jab We Met, why rom-coms are the ultimate comfort-watch during coronavirus lockdown

At a time like the coronavirus outbreak, one feels like going back to the old and the familiar, rom-coms like Bridget Jones' Diary and Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na.

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Coronavirus Outbreak: From Period. End of Sentence to The Piano Tuner, ten short films to watch online

Period. End of Sentence, Six Shooter, Father and Daughter are some short films to catch during this lockdown.

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Coronavirus Outbreak: From Wake N' Bake to Nanette, a list of comedy specials to laugh to during lockdown

There’s no better time for laughs, and no time we need them more. Here’s a list of comedy specials to help you get through this time.

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20 years of Hera Pheri: Revisiting Priyadarshan's classic comedy film and what makes it such a cult favourite

31 March marks 20 years since Hera Pheri released in the year 2000, and there's no better time and excuse to revisit this classic comedy.

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Vijay Varma on Netflix series She, working with Imtiaz Ali and why he's looking forward to doing more lead roles

Vijay Varma has made a conscious decision to choose roles now where he plays the lead character. “So you will end up seeing some of my work as a leading man fairly soon,” he says.

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Coronavirus outbreak: A guide to films, shows, podcasts to indulge in during this period of self-quarantine

In times of social distancing and isolation during the coronavirus outbreak, the best one could do to entertain oneself through various shows, films, and podcasts.

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On Aamir Khan's 55 birthday, listing 10 films I couldn't help loving, even as a non-fan of the accomplished actor

Growing up in the '90s, I had to show my loyalty towards only one star, and it was not Aamir Khan. But it could not stop me from loving the actor he is.

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I Am Not Okay With This review: Netflix series is yet another teen drama but with an interesting premise

I Am Not Okay With This also explores young adult relationships, the confusion of puberty, and moving away from old friends as adult life takes over.

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Kiara Advani, Akanksha Ranjan Kapoor, Ruchi Narain on making Guilty, Dharmatic's debut venture on Netflix

Guilty, a Netflix film produced by Karan Johar's new digital outlet, stars Kiara Advani and Akanksha Ranjan Kapoor, and is directed by Ruchi Narain.