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Malayalam film ‘Jallikattu’ is India’s entry for Oscars 2021

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The Malayalam film, Jallikattu, has been selected as the official Indian entry in the Best International Feature Film category at the upcoming 93rd Academy...
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‘Delhi Crime’ becomes first Indian show to win International Emmy

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  Web series Delhi Crime has won the Best Drama Series award at the 48th International Emmy Awards, held virtually this year owing to the...
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Review: Middle Class Melodies (Amazon Prime)

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  Telegu film Middle Class Melodies - don't go by the title - is not a musical, nor does it have any reference to melody....
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Review: A Simple Murder (SonyLIV)

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  A Simple Murder does become contrived at times, given the willing suspension of disbelief it demands as the episodes roll, with unfailing frequency. But...
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Remembering Saroj Khan: check out her Top 5 dance performances

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  Saroj Khan, a talented dancer and Bollywood's first female choreographer, has left behind a legacy unlike any other. Her career spanned over forty years...

Review: Chhalaang (Amazon Prime)

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  Sports films can no longer be just about sporting themes and students coming of age, as we've crossed that generic phase a while back....
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Review: Ludo (Netflix)

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  Ludo is brilliant as a concept, engaging in execution, but mostly mediocre in output. It is a film that ensembles four intertwined stories of...
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Soumitra Chattopadhyay: Bangla cinema’s Alt Superstar

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  He was the alt superstar of Bangla cinema in its glory years, the affable Bhadralok icon who crafted a towering stature ironically banking on...
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Review: Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari (Zee Studios)

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  Abhishek Sharma is back with the satirical Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, positioned as a rom-com meant to take a few jibes that are served...

Indian shows and movies to catch this November

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  Laxmii (Disney+ Hotstar) This much-awaited film has definitely made waves even before its release, including a name change and fighting off allegations against transphobia. A...

REVIEW: Laxmii (Disney+Hotstar)

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  Every now and then, it seems, Akshay Kumar cannot resist giving in to the urge to churn out boring humour. The last time he...
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Review: Gatham (Amazon Prime)

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  Telegu film Gatham starts off looking like a basic psycho thriller. A young couple is stranded in the middle of snowed-out nowhere when their...
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Review: Taish (Zee5)

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Taish banks on a very basic formula of honour and revenge that even the most commercial of Bollywood makers stopped peddling a while back,...
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Review: Mirzapur 2 (Amazon Prime)

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Mirzapur 2 ticks the familiar boxes - lots of guns and lots of blood, high drama and hint of sleaze, cuss and explosive dialogues,...

Review: A Suitable Boy (Netflix)

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  The trouble with A Suitable Boy is despite so much story to tell, the narrative tends to flag. It is a script drawn from...

Durga Puja: Bollywood moments that capture Pujo festivities

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The Pujo season is back! Taking us back to the Kolkata lanes with feasts laid out in every Bengali household and pandal-hopping every evening,...

Review: Comedy Couple (Zee5)

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In Comedy Couple, a dash of gender politics and a tall glass of gau-mutra are on the gag menu here with a sizeable helping...

Review: Putham Pudhu Kaalai (Amazon Prime)

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Putham Pudhu Kaalai (translates to A New Dawn) is a collaboration between five well-known filmmakers down South who have directed one story each in...

Review: Halal Love Story (Amazon Prime)

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Halal Love Story crafts humour out of the sensitive issue of Islamic belief without being trivial about it. If that balancing act seems accomplishment...

6 Mira Nair films you must watch

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Mira Nair is an Indian-American filmmaker who is lauded worldwide for her deeply moving films and her powerful yet delicate portrayals of Indians and...

Indian shows and movies to binge-watch this October

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Bahut Hua Samman (Disney+Hotstar) A satire on the struggles of the youth, Bahut Hua Samman is produced by Yoodle Films, the same house that brought...

Review: Scam 1992 – The Harshad Mehta Story (SonyLIV)

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In Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, instead of letting his story unfold through the mind games of his protagonist, which would have made...

Review: Ginny Weds Sunny (Netflix)

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Ginny Weds Sunny is a not so funny misadventure of love sets you wondering within 10 minutes of the start: Why was this Netflix...

REVIEW: ‘High’ (MX Player)

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High, a series now streaming on MX Player. AT A GLANCE Starring: Akshay Oberoi, Ranvir Shorey, Shweta Basu Prasad, Nakul Bhalla, Prakash Belawadi, Mrinmayee GodboleDirected...

Review: Bad Boy Billionaires – India (Netflix)

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That Bad Boy Billionaires: India was created should hardly come as a surprise. If Latin America has an infamous history with narcotics (and the...

Ronaldo, Tabu, SRK ‘most dangerous’ celebs on Indian web

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Source: Wikicommons According to computer security company McAfee, top Indian celebrities like Tabu, Taapsee Pannu, and Shah Rukh Khan, alongside footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, are some...

Review: Nishabdham (Amazon Prime)

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What could the Nishabdham team have possibly said to Michael Madsen, to lure him into signing this one? Yes, Michael Madsen - Hollywood maverick...

Review: Khaali Peeli (Zee5)

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Khaali Peeli was probably supposed to be brainless fun. What was that hackneyed line our filmwallahs love to parrot -- about leaving your brains...

REVIEW: Serious Men (Netflix)

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Just when you thought you had seen all that sums up the brilliance of Nawazuddin Siddiqui, he springs a new surprise reminding there is...

‘Delhi Crime’, ‘Four More Shots Please!’ nominated at Intl Emmys

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Indian web shows Delhi Crime and Four More Shots Please! have scored nominations at the International Emmy Awards 2020. Amazon Prime Video's Four More Shots...

Podcasts

Ep8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s life

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To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

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  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Ep 6: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

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  It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people. Only this...

Latest News

Emotional Intelligence: 10 ways to improve self awareness

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  Emotional intelligence tends to fuel your performance on the personal front as well as professionally. Right from your self-assurance, empathy and positivity to your...
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US teen Gitanjali Rao is TIME’s first ever ‘Kid of the...

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  TIME magazine has put an Indian American teen scientist and inventor Gitanjali Rao on its first ever 'Kid of the Year' cover. The fifteen-year-old was...
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Guru Nanak Chair set up at Canada’s Concordia University

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To mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, the Concordia University in Montreal has set up a...