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Looking beyond the rose-tinted glasses: Has all the romance in Hindi cinema gone or evolved?
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Looking beyond the rose-tinted glasses: Has all the romance in Hindi cinema gone or evolved?

Cinema for change is significant, and love stories that explore the real side of it are gladly welcomed, but is it greedy to want the best of both worlds? Is it asking too much, if I desire over-the-top romances, and rooted love stories as well?

The sense of an ending: Twin breakup songs that give more weight to pride than scorn or self-pity
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The sense of an ending: Twin breakup songs that give more weight to pride than scorn or self-pity

Mehdi Hassan's ghazal 'Mujhe Tum Nazar Se' and Pritam's 'Channa Mereya' are lessons in coping with a breakup with pride rather than hatred — towards either oneself or the other.

The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On review — What it means to be in love in the time of Netflix dating reality shows
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The Ultimatum: Marry or Move On review — What it means to be in love in the time of Netflix dating reality shows

Is Love Blind? Is it Too Hot to Handle? Or is it about Dating Around? Netflix seems to have made up its mind with its newest dating phenomenon: it is a social experiment.

In Rocket Boys, both Vikram Sarabhai and Homi Bhabha find love, but seek purpose
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In Rocket Boys, both Vikram Sarabhai and Homi Bhabha find love, but seek purpose

As a story of two scientists who usher in a wave of unlikely development, and more seriously, a cockiness to compete with the world, Rocket Boys is also a tender telling of two love stories that though framed as love, are really about discovery.

Breakup Day: A soulful compilation of parting songs
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Breakup Day: A soulful compilation of parting songs

So, ahead of the breakup day, we compiled a playlist of breakup songs that encapsulates the entire spectrum of human emotions-loneliness, fear, denial, anger, sorrow and caters to your splintered heart.

Confession Day 2022: Keep these things in mind before confessing your thoughts
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Confession Day 2022: Keep these things in mind before confessing your thoughts

Confession Day, celebrated on 19 February, is the day that encourages people to confess their love or guilt or mistakes to feel light and happy

On Valentine's Day, remembering unfulfilled love stories of  Bollywood's Golden Triumvirate Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand
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On Valentine's Day, remembering unfulfilled love stories of Bollywood's Golden Triumvirate Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand

All three Bollywood megastars suffered an ill-fate when it came to love, and had star-crossed love stories with leading ladies who were as big a name as their lovers.

Reading Raymond Carver: This is what we talk about when we talk about love — and loneliness
Arts & Culture

Reading Raymond Carver: This is what we talk about when we talk about love — and loneliness

What began as a minor reflection of the spectacular institution that love and marriage are — at least that is how I thought of it back then — ended up being a grand reveal of all that was so magnificently broken.

Food is the start of all great love stories, from Once Again, The Lunchbox to In The Mood for Love
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Food is the start of all great love stories, from Once Again, The Lunchbox to In The Mood for Love

All it takes is one wrong delivery of the lunchbox or a chance telephonic conversation with one of your restaurant customers. The premise is predictable. And yet, it makes magic. Each time.

Radhika Madan, Sunny Kaushal on reintroducing Shiddat wala pyaar to the new generation
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Radhika Madan, Sunny Kaushal on reintroducing Shiddat wala pyaar to the new generation

“Shiddat is for the 'on-our-sleeves' kind of generation. Our vulnerabilities, our securities, insecurities are always on our sleeves," says Sunny Kaushal, as Radhika Madan insists the "relevance and relatability of the film will hook the audience."

The Kerala story: Illegal conversions, fear and melancholy of God's Own Country
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The Kerala story: Illegal conversions, fear and melancholy of God's Own Country

While making my film In the Name of Love, we were not bothered about any politics or any kind of political agenda. We were only overwhelmed by the stories of the converted girls reaching Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey

Mrs Nischol: A short story on love, memory — and a tomato that refused to ripen
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Mrs Nischol: A short story on love, memory — and a tomato that refused to ripen

Even fantasies are built on a measure of hope," writes Meera Ganapathi in this short story titled 'Mrs Nischol'. It is Part 2 of Firstpost's series, Leisure and Loiter.

LOVE series: Copyright holder settles lawsuit with artist Robert Indiana’s estate
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LOVE series: Copyright holder settles lawsuit with artist Robert Indiana’s estate

Under the agreement, Morgan dropped its lawsuit against the estate and Indiana’s caretaker but not against the art publisher.

Google honours Shirley Temple, the iconic Hollywood star, with an animated doodle
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Google honours Shirley Temple, the iconic Hollywood star, with an animated doodle

On this day back in 2015, the Santa Monica History Museum opened 'Love, Shirley Temple,' a special exhibit that showcased a collection of her 'rare memorabilia'.

The Julianne Moore interview | 'To find the reality of your character in a supernatural story is exciting, challenging'
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The Julianne Moore interview | 'To find the reality of your character in a supernatural story is exciting, challenging'

Julianne Moore talks about her new supernatural show Lisey's Story, translating Stephen King's favourite novel to screen, and why she thinks psychological dramas are therapeutic.

A Million Steps for Love: Exhibition captures moments from a documentary on pilgrimage of 'love' to Jerusalem
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A Million Steps for Love: Exhibition captures moments from a documentary on pilgrimage of 'love' to Jerusalem

The documentary takes the audience on a journey through the beautiful and barren landscape of Palestine and shares the message of love.

Robert Indiana: Settlement agreement to release artist's estate and foundation from lawsuit
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Robert Indiana: Settlement agreement to release artist's estate and foundation from lawsuit

The settlement agreement brings the legal wrangling over the estate of the artist known for his iconic LOVE series closer to an end.

Watch: On Day 6 of Delhi Literature Festival 2021, Durjoy Datta talks about his dystopian romance novel
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Watch: On Day 6 of Delhi Literature Festival 2021, Durjoy Datta talks about his dystopian romance novel

The discussion centered on Datta's journey as a writer, handling criticism over the years, juggling writing literary fiction and Hindi TV shows, among many other things.