Muqbil Ahmar

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is a theatre activist, film critic and blogger who wants to bring harmony in society. Music, poetry and food are his passions.

VOICES

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Why I feel Nandita Das’s long short doesn’t do justice to Manto

Where is the hopelessness and the marginalisation of an artist? Where is the angst?

Muqbil Ahmar
@muqbil_ahmar

ART & CULTURE

 |   3-minute read

It wouldn't be rock 'n' roll music if it weren't for Chuck Berry

The King's memorable riffs and licks went on to establish a genre of guitar playing and vocals.

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VARIETY

 |   3-minute read

How a woman in Afghanistan is fighting the Taliban

Her small effort is actually a storm in the ocean, keeping in mind her social context.

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@muqbil_ahmar

VOICES

 |   2-minute read

Wishing Aamir Khan many more Dangals

The big question is, when will the actor deliver his next magnum opus?

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ART & CULTURE

 |   3-minute read

The tragedy of Om Puri being remembered at Oscars but not in India

The country has never respected its artists.

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ART & CULTURE

 |   4-minute read

Why it's hard for an actor to play Saadat Hasan Manto

With all the nuances of his compassion and eccentricities.

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MONEY

 |   4-minute read

Tax-exempt status to Patanjali is a slap in the face of other FMCG players

How can it be a level playing field when Baba Ramdev gets undue backing from the government?

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SPORTS

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Afridi changed cricket for ever, now he's out

He has bid goodbye to international cricket.

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POLITICS

 |   3-minute read

Modi is back to dirty trick by trying to divide Hindus and Muslims in UP

BJP has a history of making divisive remarks during key elections.

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ART & CULTURE

 |   3-minute read

Will Jolly LLB 2 give Bollywood another hit (after Raees, Kaabil and Dangal)?

It has been a great start for the film industry.

Muqbil Ahmar
@muqbil_ahmar