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 |  Beijing Diary |  3-minute read
Aamir Khan, China, Dangal

Why Salman Khan's Tubelight is desperate to repeat Aamir's Dangal box office success in China

The film set in Haryana about wrestling is as though written for the Chinese community.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Bollywood, Cult films, Baahubali, Indian cinema

I'm happy I was part of Baahubali - the film that redefined Indian cinema

Baahubali as a project had a vision of a renaissance man and it unlocked the hidden potential of the Indian box office.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Shekhar Kapur, Mogambo, Sridevi, Anil Kapoor

Mr India, Bollywood's first sci-fi film: 30 years on, 30 things you didn't know

How Amrish Puri would have never had a chance to say 'Mogambo Khush Hua', and more.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Why bother with Sanskrit? |  7-minute read
Manuscripts, Sanskrit

Looking for ancient manuscripts in India: Where to begin?

'In India, we don't care about history, because we have too much of it.'

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Mumbai, Netflix, Shahrukh Khan, Brad pitt

When Shah Rukh Khan made Brad Pitt do his signature pose - arms wide open

Pitt was in India to promote his latest release, the Netflix-produced film, War Machine.

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 |  5-minute read
Women, Laadli Awards, Books

Laadli Media Awards 2017 for books were won by portraits of Indian women's strength

Does the display of agency and choice matter more than acceptance of human foibles and external circumstances?

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 |  5-minute read
Millennials, Thom Yorke, OK Computer, Radiohead

20 years on, Radiohead's OK Computer looped soundtrack to millennial life

It's a futuristic, glum, comic, apocalyptic satire on modern existence. Today, that state of being has only amplified.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Parallax View |  4-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Irrfan Khan, Hindi Medium

The (Hindi) medium is the message

The film examines the divide between those fluent in English and those who are not, the urban rich and the urban poor.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Class divide, Bollywood, Hindi Cinema, Hindi Medium

What Irrfan Khan's Hindi Medium teaches us about privilege and class divide

Only a handful of films in recent times have come closer to showing class war in a benign yet thought-provoking way.