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Kanika Dhillon on writing flawed characters, setting Netflix's Guilty amid #MeToo movement, and learning from grief
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Kanika Dhillon on writing flawed characters, setting Netflix's Guilty amid #MeToo movement, and learning from grief

Kanika Dhillon's newly done-up apartment in Mumbai feels as fresh and meticulous as the multiple worlds the writer has transported us to over the years — from Anurag Kashyap's 2018 directorial Manmarziyan and Abhishek Kapoor's romantic drama Kedarnath, to Prakash Kovelamudi's Judgementall Hai Kya (2019) and her most recent work in Ruchi Narain's Netflix film Guilty.

Meghna Gulzar counters Chhapaak copyright, says true events like Laxmi Agarwal's acid attack not entitled to protection
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Meghna Gulzar counters Chhapaak copyright, says true events like Laxmi Agarwal's acid attack not entitled to protection

Meghna Gulzar filed an affidavit in response to the suit filed by writer Rakesh Bharti, who sought credit as one of the writers of Chhapaak

Writer claims he conceptualised Meghna Gulzar's Chhapaak story, files petition at Bombay HC seeking credit
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Writer claims he conceptualised Meghna Gulzar's Chhapaak story, files petition at Bombay HC seeking credit

The writer claimed that after conceptualising the idea for the movie, he had approached several artistes, but Chhapaak's production could not be started.

Dalit writer Chennanna Walikar passes away at 78, laid to rest in his village Shankarwadi
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Dalit writer Chennanna Walikar passes away at 78, laid to rest in his village Shankarwadi

Renowned Dalit writer Chennanna Walikar died in a private hospital in Kalaburgi on Sunday, 24 November at around 10 pm. He was 78. His body was, on Monday, was laid to rest in the Shahabad taluka of his village Shankarwadi.

Bard of Blood writers Bilal Siddiqi, Mayank Tewari on adapting the book into a Netflix India Original
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Bard of Blood writers Bilal Siddiqi, Mayank Tewari on adapting the book into a Netflix India Original

The Bard of Blood writers talk about how Hussain S Zaidi and producer Shah Rukh Khan had valuable inputs to offer for the screenplay.

Ritesh Shah on writing Batla House, Pink's Tamil remake, and reuniting with Shoojit Sircar for Sardar Udham Singh
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Ritesh Shah on writing Batla House, Pink's Tamil remake, and reuniting with Shoojit Sircar for Sardar Udham Singh

Batla House writer Ritesh Shah collaborates with director Nikkhil Advani after D-Day, and actor John Abraham after Force 2 and Rocky Handsome.

Natalie Portman will take up Mjolnir in Thor: Love and Thunder, announces director Taika Waititi
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Natalie Portman will take up Mjolnir in Thor: Love and Thunder, announces director Taika Waititi

Academy-Award winning actor Natalie Portman is all set to become the first female Thor in the fourth film from the franchise, Thor: Love and Thunder.

Thor 4: Ragnarok's Taika Waititi set to return for Marvel's fourth instalment of superhero franchise as writer, director
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Thor 4: Ragnarok's Taika Waititi set to return for Marvel's fourth instalment of superhero franchise as writer, director

Warner Bros is reportedly keen to hold on to Taika Waititi and are hoping he takes on Akira after completing Thor 4.

Salman, Aamir Khan to join three new cast members in Andaz Apna Apna sequel, confirms film's writer
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Salman, Aamir Khan to join three new cast members in Andaz Apna Apna sequel, confirms film's writer

Andaz Apna Apna's sequel will have three new cast members, confirmed the Dilip Shukla

Writer Annie Zaidi wins $100,000 Nine Dots Prize for 'Bread, Cement, Cactus', exploring concepts of home, belonging
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Writer Annie Zaidi wins $100,000 Nine Dots Prize for 'Bread, Cement, Cactus', exploring concepts of home, belonging

Annie Zaidi's essay Bread, Cement, Cactus that won her the Nine Dots Prize combines memoir and reportage to explore concepts of home and belonging rooted in her experience of contemporary life in India

Former Rajya Sabha MP Baishnab Charan Parida passes away at 77; BJD leader was prominent politician, writer, social activist
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Former Rajya Sabha MP Baishnab Charan Parida passes away at 77; BJD leader was prominent politician, writer, social activist

Parida, who was undergoing treatment at a private hospital here, breathed his last Thursday morning. A prominent politician, writer, columnist and a social activist, Parida was elected to Rajya Sabha in July 2010 on a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ticket and his term ended on 1 July, 2016.

Delhi University suggests banning Kancha Ilaiah's books from MA Political Science syllabus, objects to use of word 'Dalit'
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Delhi University suggests banning Kancha Ilaiah's books from MA Political Science syllabus, objects to use of word 'Dalit'

The Delhi University on Wednesday recommended removing Dalit writer-activist Kancha Ilaiah's books from its political science syllabus over their "controversial content", while also suggesting to discontinue the use of the word 'Dalit' in academic discourse.

Doodhnath Singh, Hindi writer and winner of Bharat Bharti award, passes away aged 81
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Doodhnath Singh, Hindi writer and winner of Bharat Bharti award, passes away aged 81

Eminent Hindi writer Doodhnath Singh, winner of the Bharat Bharti award, died in Allahabad early on Friday, doctors said. He was 81

Arundhati Roy on her controversies: I keep promising myself I won't write another essay
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Arundhati Roy on her controversies: I keep promising myself I won't write another essay

Arundhati Roy says she has no plans to sheath her polemical sword anytime soon in a world where the vulnerable are still being "smashed"

Times Lit Fest 2017: Nayantara Sahgal gets Lifetime Achievement Award
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Times Lit Fest 2017: Nayantara Sahgal gets Lifetime Achievement Award

Sahgal fired a series of salvos at the ruling dispensation, even saying that the Narendra Modi-led NDA government is "a fascist regime" practising an undeclared dictatorship.

Punathil Kunjabdulla, renowned Malayalam writer and novelist, passes away at 77
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Punathil Kunjabdulla, renowned Malayalam writer and novelist, passes away at 77

Renowned Malayalam writer and novelist Punathil Kunjabdulla passed away at a private hospital in Kozikode on Friday

Oscar nominated writer-director James Toback accused of sexual harassment by 38 women
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Oscar nominated writer-director James Toback accused of sexual harassment by 38 women

James Toback has been accused of sexual harassment by at least 38 women including actress Adrienne LaValley

Kerala writer gets threat letter warning him that his limbs will be cut off unless he converts to Islam
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Kerala writer gets threat letter warning him that his limbs will be cut off unless he converts to Islam

Renowned Malayali author KP Ramanunni on Friday lodged a police complaint regarding an anonymous threat letter.

Saudi Arabia's king suspends columnist after writer equates him to God
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Saudi Arabia's king suspends columnist after writer equates him to God

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz has ordered an over-enthusiastic columnist to be suspended from his job after he equated him with God, Saudi media reported

Popular Tamil writer Ashokamitran passes away in Chennai at age 85
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Popular Tamil writer Ashokamitran passes away in Chennai at age 85

Noted Tamil litterateur Asokamitran passed away in Chennai on Thursday night, after a brief illness, aged 85.