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Angad Bedi and Neha Dhupia to be paired together on screen for the very first time for a rom-com penned by Chetan Bhagat
A source reveals, "It's a funny story based on a couple and their shared relationship living together during the covid lockdown. It’s an exciting proposition as the duo are social media goals when it comes to being the adorable couple."
Chetan Bhagat retaliates after Uorfi Javed re-shares his viral leaked chat from #MeToo Movement
Chetan Bhagat, while addressing the audience at a literature fest, took Uorfi’s name and commented about her outfits and claimed that she has been ‘distracting boys’.
Uorfi Javed does it again, gets trolled for latest outfit
An internet sensation and fashion influencer, Uorfi Javed has been time and again been trolled for her out-of-the-box outfits.
Aamir Khan and his tryst with controversies in the past
Aamir Khan has been given the tag of Mr. Perfectionist by the press, he’s just as perfect in getting embroiled in controversies, sometimes unwillingly, at times deliberately. And there are many, apart from his recent ad with Kiara Advani.
Inside the free fall of Westland Books: From disappointment to rage, how authors are reacting to Amazon's decision
TM Krishna, who has collaborated with Westland Books, attributes the imminent closure to Amazon’s “unsustainable economic model” and “a culture of discrimination."
Why do we hate on R Madhavan's misogynistic character in Decoupled, but spare the men in Succession?
Maybe the toxicity or entitlement of Indian men is not as culturally permeable as that of their white counterparts.
One Mic Stand writers room on making stand-up sets for celebrities, and training them to be 'losers' on stage
"When you're doing stand-up, you have to believe that you're not the most important person in the room. That's what we have to explain to the celebrities. Some get it easily, but for some, it's a struggle," says Dhruv Deshpande from the writers room of One Mic Stand.
Interview | I threaten the elitist existence and ecosystem of liberals, says author Chetan Bhagat
The celebrity author talks about his new novel ‘400 Days’, why self-proclaimed liberals love to hate him, and his immediate future plans
The Friday List: From a campaign to conserve mangroves to a talk on cultural capital, your weekly calendar of virtual events
Every Friday, we'll bring you a curated list of online experiences — performances, talks, tours, screenings — to mark on your weekly calendar.
The problem with Indian publishing: State apathy, sales-driven editorial strategy, lack of accurate data
Indian publishing, dominated by education and struggling to function through a lack of data, suffers the consequences of a state hostile to publishing and apathetic to the dissemination of knowledge.
From My Name Is Khan to Bajirao Mastani, ten films from the 2010s that could've benefited from a female perspective
My Name Is Khan, Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara, and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani are some films from this decade that should have given more prominence to their interesting female characters.
From Marriage Story to Made in Heaven, how mediators influenced rocky relationships on screen this year
Marriage mediators, ranging from divorce lawyers (Marriage Story) to wedding planners (Made in Heaven), had a field day on the small screen this year.
Comedians Varun Grover, Sanjay Rajoura discuss CAA, NRC, Jamia protests in their show Bharat Ek Mauj
Amid the ongoing protests over the Citizenship Amendment Act, Varun Grover and Sanjay Rajoura released a new episode of satirical news commentary show Bharat Ek Mauj.
Official at Bhopal railway station objects to Khushwant Singh novel as 'obscene', has it removed from book stall
A senior official of the Railway Board on Wednesday directed a book vendor at Bhopal's railway station to stop selling renowned writer Khushwant Singh's novel Women, Sex, Love and Lust, saying that such "obscene" literature may spoil the future generation. He also objected to another book on preventive measures during pregnancy put on display for sale at a stall.
Jaipur Literature Festival responds to petition seeking strong stand on #MeToo, promises safe space for all
The organisers of the Jaipur Literature Festival have said that it condemns sexual harassment and gave details about its internal complaints committee.
#MeToo in India: Ira Trivedi sends legal notice to Chetan Bhagat, says 'women can win self-respect through boycott'
Chetan Bhagat on 15 October put up a screenshot of a mail Ira Trivedi wrote to him in 2013 to counter her claim that he tried to forcibly kiss her in his room after inviting her to tea at the India International Centre.
Neena Gupta on MeToo: Whether or not movement sustains, people will be wary of their actions
Neena Gupta's film Badhaai Ho alongside Gajraj Rao, Ayushmann Khurrana and Sanya Malhotra released on 18 October
#MeToo: Chetan Bhagat responds to Ira Trivedi's accusations, says 'don’t harm a movement with #fakecharges'
Chetan Bhagat denied Ira Trivedi's allegations saying that #MeToo was not about believing a particular gender but merely standing up for what was true
Ira Trivedi on her #MeToo story naming Chetan Bhagat, Suhel Seth: Was my duty, moral responsibility
In her column, Ira Trivedi details her own experiences with sexual harassment in the literary world — more specifically from two prominent figures who have also been named in other #MeToo accounts: Chetan Bhagat and Suhel Seth.
#MeToo in India: A list of allegations as reported on social media, and followed up by Firstpost
As a second wave of #MeToo allegations have taken over social media timelines in India over the past couple of weeks, a wide range of accusations — from inappropriate behaviour to rape — have been levelled against public personalities from the fields of (mainly) the media and entertainment