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From Jayam Ravi's Tik Tik Tik to Varun Tej’s Antariksham, space genre earns mainstream acceptance in southern cinema
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From Jayam Ravi's Tik Tik Tik to Varun Tej’s Antariksham, space genre earns mainstream acceptance in southern cinema

Jayam Ravi's Tamil film Tik Tik Tik performing well at the box office will benefit Varun Tej’s upcoming Telugu space film, which is tentatively titled Antariksham

Why Black Panther and other Hollywood films failed to unseat Aamir Khan's Secret Superstar at the Chinese box office
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Why Black Panther and other Hollywood films failed to unseat Aamir Khan's Secret Superstar at the Chinese box office

Aamir Khan's Secret Superstar is the highest-grossing import film of 2018 in China. What makes it stand tall above Hollywood films like Black Panther in the Chinese market?

Oscars 2018: Understanding Christopher Nolan's repeated Best Director snubs and why Dunkirk made the cut
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Oscars 2018: Understanding Christopher Nolan's repeated Best Director snubs and why Dunkirk made the cut

What was it about the war film Dunkirk that finally compelled the Academy to acknowledge Christopher Nolan's directorial prowess?

Sabyasachi Mukherjee thinks not knowing how to drape a saree is shameful — here's another opinion nobody needed
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Sabyasachi Mukherjee thinks not knowing how to drape a saree is shameful — here's another opinion nobody needed

Another case of an entitled man feeling the need to verbal vomit on the women of the world — saree not saree, Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Kamal Haasan at Harvard: 'Fed up of complaining about govt inaction; demanding good governance is my right'
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Kamal Haasan at Harvard: 'Fed up of complaining about govt inaction; demanding good governance is my right'

Kamal Haasan delivered the keynote address at Harvard's India Conference 2018, discussing politics, the state of Tamil Nadu and alliance with Rajinikanth

Oscars 2018: Does the Academy's (obvious) Wonder Woman snub hold a more significant meaning than its appearance?
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Oscars 2018: Does the Academy's (obvious) Wonder Woman snub hold a more significant meaning than its appearance?

It might not be correct or fair to suggest that had Wonder Woman been a typical (read: male driven) blockbuster, it might not have been so royally by the Academy — but we must do it anyway

Sexist questions no one's asking Virat Kohli; why must Anushka Sharma bear all the brunt?
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Sexist questions no one's asking Virat Kohli; why must Anushka Sharma bear all the brunt?

Firstpost decided to ask some experts whether they think Virat Kohli's career will see any changes post-marriage and they unanimously agree that it will. This piece may or may not be satirical.

Watch: Guru Randhawa's song 'Lahore' is all about being smitten in love
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Watch: Guru Randhawa's song 'Lahore' is all about being smitten in love

The song Lahore — written, composed and sung by Guru Randhawa himself — has the emotions of a Punjabi boy smitten in love.

Golden Globes 2018 nominations: It should have been renamed 'White Men Awards'
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Golden Globes 2018 nominations: It should have been renamed 'White Men Awards'

Only three women — Sofia Coppola (2003), Kathryn Bigelow (2009, 2012), and Ava Duvernay (2014) — have ever been nominated for a Golden Globes for the Best Director category. None of them have won.

Watch: Netflix’s new cyberpunk show Altered Carbon follows in the vein of Jessica Jones, Daredevil
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Watch: Netflix’s new cyberpunk show Altered Carbon follows in the vein of Jessica Jones, Daredevil

Altered Carbon is set in a futuristic dystopian society where humans have achieved the luxury of never dying.

The curious case of Varun Dhawan and his traffic selfie with a fan — decoded
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The curious case of Varun Dhawan and his traffic selfie with a fan — decoded

Varun Dhawan clicked a photograph with a fan amidst heavy traffic which deeply angered the Mumbai Police — but we have some very pressing questions.

CBDT launches Live Chat window to answer taxpayer queries, says responses are not 'official clarifications'
Business

CBDT launches Live Chat window to answer taxpayer queries, says responses are not 'official clarifications'

The Income Tax Department's website now hosts a "Live Chat" window which takes questions on tax matters

Watch: A short history of the GIF as it turns 30
World

Watch: A short history of the GIF as it turns 30

Popular among reaction-providers and humour-inducers, the GIF is also famous for the debates it sparks every time it’s mentioned – How does one say it?

Hold fast to dreams...
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Hold fast to dreams...

How Sachin Chaudhary went from learning to race to testing a Moto3 machine in the span of a few months

For Modi, Trump and Kejriwal, opinion is limited to 140 characters on Twitter, and so is governance
India

For Modi, Trump and Kejriwal, opinion is limited to 140 characters on Twitter, and so is governance

With presidents and prime ministers all falling back on this truncated form of communication, governance is fast being stunted to 140 characters with spacing on Twitter

Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Condoleezza Rice: Can the US still hope for a woman President?
Life

Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Condoleezza Rice: Can the US still hope for a woman President?

Donald Trump may be the US President-elect, but that doesn't mean we should give up hope that a new woman leader might emerge.

Teaching kids to be patient will make them better drivers
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Teaching kids to be patient will make them better drivers

If you’re a parent, then the future of traffic and your child’s safety are both in your hands

Right ahead, Left behind, middle nowhere: The conundrum of the neutrals
Politics

Right ahead, Left behind, middle nowhere: The conundrum of the neutrals

In the past thirty months, India has undergone a silent partition between a dominant Right and a sulking Left, leaving little space for the once-prominent liberals

A necessary evil
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A necessary evil

Valuable life lessons learned from the tragic events at the Raid

Kashmir dispute: India, Pakistan must seek resolution to prevent nuclear doom scenario
India

Kashmir dispute: India, Pakistan must seek resolution to prevent nuclear doom scenario

Kashmir is a dispute that needs to be resolved by peaceful means. Both Kashmiris and Pakistanis are part of the conflict and a triad that includes them and the Indians is the only way to achieve peace, writes Mohammed Rafiq Sethi, an American Physician of Pakistani decent