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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Bollywood

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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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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...
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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...

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...

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,...

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...

‘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...

Writer Shailja Kejriwal, a jury member for the 2020 Emmys

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Writer-producer Shailja Kejriwal says serving as a juror for the International Emmy Awards in the Covid-19 era was an interesting experience, with the virtual...

Indian film ‘The Disciple’ wins award at Venice film fest

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The Chaitanya Tamhane directorial, The Disciple, has won the prestigious FIPRESCI award at the 2020 Venice Film Festival. The last Indian film to win the...

Happy birthday, Kajol: 6 easy-to-miss cameos by Bollywood’s rebel

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The very talented Kajol (perhaps better known as DDLJ's Simran or Kuch Kuch Hota Hai's Anjali) ranks high on any Bollywood buff's list of...

Desi shows and movies to binge-watch this August

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Bandish Bandits (Amazon Prime) With a plot about an Indian classical singer and a pop star joining forces (and inevitably finding love along the way),...

7 best Sonu Nigam songs to enjoy on his 47th birthday

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Sonu Nigam is a Bollywood singer who needs no introduction. In his career spanning two decades, he has created a commendable collection of tracks...

Queer representation in Bollywood

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Ranveer Singh and Jim Sarbh’s homoerotic act in Padmaavat is a big deal in Indian cinema, writes SUBHASH K JHA

Review: Undekhi

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Starring: Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Harsh Chhaya, Surya Sharma, Anchal Singh, Apeksha Porwal Created by: Siddharth Sengupta Rating: * * * (three stars) The crime drama must be among...

Review: Breathe Into The Shadows (Amazon Prime)

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Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Amit Sadh, Nithya Menen, Ivana Kaur, Saiyami Kher Created by: Mayank Sharma Rating: * * (two stars) In India, where the concept of limited...
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Veteran comedian Jagdeep passes away at 81

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Veteran Bollywood comedian Jagdeep is no more. He passed away here on Thursday owing to age-related health problems at the age of 81. Born on...

Priyanka Chopra, Anurag Kashyap among ambassadors for TIFF 2020

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Actress Priyanka Chopra and filmmaker Anurag Kashyap are among global celebrities who have been invited to be ambassadors of the 45th Toronto International Film...

Over 150 international films at Mumbai Queer Film festival

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The 11th edition of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival is going virtual this year due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The festival is coming...
My Melbourne

New film 'My Melbourne' to premiere at IFFM next year

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In a new project titled My Melbourne, filmmakers Kabir Khan, Imtiaz Ali, Rima Das and Onir will mentor selected Victorian filmmaking teams to create...
My Melbourne

New film ‘My Melbourne’ to premiere at IFFM next year

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In a new project titled My Melbourne, filmmakers Kabir Khan, Imtiaz Ali, Rima Das and Onir will mentor selected Victorian filmmaking teams to create...
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Alia Bhatt-starrer 'Sadak 2' poster launched, netizens want to boycott film

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Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt released the first poster of his comeback directorial feature "Sadak 2", starring daughters Alia Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt, on social media...
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Alia Bhatt-starrer ‘Sadak 2’ poster launched, netizens want to boycott film

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Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt released the first poster of his comeback directorial feature "Sadak 2", starring daughters Alia Bhatt and Pooja Bhatt, on social media...

Bollywood blockbusters set to re-release in Australia, NZ and Fiji

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As the world tries to regain normalcy amid the pandemic, major Bollywood hits like Ranveer Singh's 2018 blockbuster hit Simmba, Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal Again, and Tiger...
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Review: 'Rasbhari'

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"Rasbhari" (streaming on Amazon Prime) Starring: Swara Bhasker, Ayushmaan Saxena, Neelu Kohli Directed by: Nikhil Bhat Rating: * * and 1/2 (two and a half stars) Rasbhari tries...
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Review: ‘Rasbhari’

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"Rasbhari" (streaming on Amazon Prime) Starring: Swara Bhasker, Ayushmaan Saxena, Neelu Kohli Directed by: Nikhil Bhat Rating: * * and 1/2 (two and a half stars) Rasbhari tries...
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Indian music beyond Bollywood

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Indian music is a vast ocean, yet all our attention seems to be focused on one small pond that is Bollywood Music. It is...
'Golmaal Again' first Hindi film to release in NZ post-COVID.

'Golmaal Again' first Hindi film to release in NZ post-COVID

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The 2017 comedy caper "Golmaal Again" will be the first Bollywood film to get a re-release in New Zealand, as the country opens up...
'Golmaal Again' first Hindi film to release in NZ post-COVID.

‘Golmaal Again’ first Hindi film to release in NZ post-COVID

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The 2017 comedy caper "Golmaal Again" will be the first Bollywood film to get a re-release in New Zealand, as the country opens up...

Review: ‘Bulbbul’

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'Bulbbul' (series streaming on Netflix) Starring: Tripti Dimri, Avinash Tiwary, Rahul Bose, Paoli Dam, Parambrata Chattopadhyay Directed By: Anvita Dutt Rating: * * * (three stars) Why...

Review: 'Bulbbul'

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'Bulbbul' (series streaming on Netflix) Starring: Tripti Dimri, Avinash Tiwary, Rahul Bose, Paoli Dam, Parambrata Chattopadhyay Directed By: Anvita Dutt Rating: * * * (three stars) Why...

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...