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Lupin Part 2: For a show with humble beginnings, follow-up to Netflix thriller may be TV event of the summer
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Lupin Part 2: For a show with humble beginnings, follow-up to Netflix thriller may be TV event of the summer

Lupin exploded out of the gate, becoming a global phenomenon instantly and eventually Netflix’s most-streamed non-English-language original.

With Saand Ki Aankh and Bala, young Bollywood stars are shrugging off their image-consciousness to 'look the part'
Entertainment

With Saand Ki Aankh and Bala, young Bollywood stars are shrugging off their image-consciousness to 'look the part'

Actors like Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar belong to a new breed that’s challenging the Bollywood stereotypes of what a hero/heroine should look like onscreen.

Jab We Met turns 10: How Shahid, Kareena starrer became a template for romantic comedies
Bollywood

Jab We Met turns 10: How Shahid, Kareena starrer became a template for romantic comedies

Jab We Met became a template for a multitude of Bollywood romantic comedies to follow as the trope of 'girl liberates the boy' became a formula to swear by.

Tumhari Sulu song Hawa Hawai 2.0 reiterates why Bollywood music is the soul of every office party
Bollywood

Tumhari Sulu song Hawa Hawai 2.0 reiterates why Bollywood music is the soul of every office party

With Kavita Krishnamurthy's vocals and Javed Akhtar's lyrics retained, this Tumhari Sulu reprise of Hawa Hawai is another fun song you'd dance to at a party.

Kaalakaandi may get a Netflix-only release; why deny this Saif Ali Khan film its box office chances?
Entertainment

Kaalakaandi may get a Netflix-only release; why deny this Saif Ali Khan film its box office chances?

Kaalakaandi may not see the light of the day in theatres given Chef's box office disaster and CBFC's hurdles, but is it a good idea not to go the extra mile?

Watch: In Padmavati song 'Ghoomar' Deepika Padukone, Sanjay Leela Bhansali adhere to folk nuances
Bollywood

Watch: In Padmavati song 'Ghoomar' Deepika Padukone, Sanjay Leela Bhansali adhere to folk nuances

Sanjay Leela Bhansali shows great restraint in 'Ghoomar' as he does not let his aesthetic hijack the Rajasthani folk essence of the Padmavati song.

Our Souls At Night: Ritesh Batra's Netflix film is all Jane Fonda's heart and Robert Redford's mind
Entertainment

Our Souls At Night: Ritesh Batra's Netflix film is all Jane Fonda's heart and Robert Redford's mind

Ritesh Batra borrows from his dichotomous approach towards life and cinema to bring out the contrasting characteristics of Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.

What Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam, Half Girlfriend and Chalapathi Rao's comments have in common
Entertainment

What Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam, Half Girlfriend and Chalapathi Rao's comments have in common

Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam’s tagline ‘Ammayilu manashantiki hanikaram’ (‘Women are injurious to mental peace’), is just another way of saying: you women are too much. Various versions of this can be seen in several Bollywood films, and recently in Telugu actor Chalapathi Rao's comments.

Mamata redux? West Bengal exit polls indicate the irrelevance of vocal middle-class
Politics

Mamata redux? West Bengal exit polls indicate the irrelevance of vocal middle-class

If Bengal is indeed in her bag, Mamata could be well on her way to Delhi in 2019. She has made her ambition quite clear on multiple occasions.

Sabarimala Temple: Religious authorities need to stop shunning half the world's population
Life

Sabarimala Temple: Religious authorities need to stop shunning half the world's population

The Sabarimala shrine has historically been open to only male devotees because women experience menstruation and that is traditionally considered ‘impure’.

Pathankot attack: Modi's gambit appears to be working as Pak shakes off default denial mode
Politics

Pathankot attack: Modi's gambit appears to be working as Pak shakes off default denial mode

Even as the government tries to evolve a coherent and meaningful policy for India to engage with Pakistan, the pertinent question arises: are we expecting too much from Pakistan?

The Paris attacks shows us the selective outrage of the western world
Politics

The Paris attacks shows us the selective outrage of the western world

With Paris in mind, Lebanese users across Twitter and Facebook are wondering why their disaster didn't receive the same treatment.

India's disappointing loss in Galle reveals the task facing Virat Kohli as captain
First Cricket News

India's disappointing loss in Galle reveals the task facing Virat Kohli as captain

After the loss, India captain Virat Kohli fronted up and defended his strategy of playing five bowlers.

Yakub Memon row: Salman Khan finally stood up for something controversial and paid for it
Entertainment

Yakub Memon row: Salman Khan finally stood up for something controversial and paid for it

Salman Khan is hardly the poster boy for any miscarriage of justice issue. But in the end all he did was express an opinion.

Now, Arundhati Roy wants 'casteist' Gandhi's name erased from institutions
Life

Now, Arundhati Roy wants 'casteist' Gandhi's name erased from institutions

Booker winner Arundhati Roy is at is again. This time she wants Gandhi's name removed from the institutions named after him.

The Congress-Tharoor argument on PM's Principal Secy is flawed
Politics

The Congress-Tharoor argument on PM's Principal Secy is flawed

The Congress party's criticism of the Bill to amend the Trai Act to enable the appointment of a former Chairman as Principal Secretary of the PM has no legs to stand on.

Modi's power push: Delhi's power elite is kicking and screaming
Politics

Modi's power push: Delhi's power elite is kicking and screaming

Some of the moves made by the Modi government or his ministers have been criticised for violating constitutional norms. He clearly needs to be careful, but can the Congress system of patronage and corruption be uprooted by being nice?

Why NGOs need to be brought down from their high pedestal
India

Why NGOs need to be brought down from their high pedestal

NGOs are an essential feature of democracy, but they need not all be seen as do-gooders who can't be questioned. They are driven by vested interests and moral certitudes, need and greed, just as corporations are.

Modi right to ditch English; we now need to decolonise our minds
India

Modi right to ditch English; we now need to decolonise our minds

Along with English, Indians are absorbing a worldview that comes attached. Time we became conscious of the mental colonisation it brings with it and how it alienates us from our roots. Our PM showed us how to make this shift

Why Gopal Gandhi's open letter to Modi is wrong-headed and odious
Politics

Why Gopal Gandhi's open letter to Modi is wrong-headed and odious

When a Gandhi grandson tells us that 69 percent of India did not vote for Modi, it is time to pause and ask: why is this point relevant only to a Modi mandate and no other elected leader in India?