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Steven soderbergh, Coronavirus pandemic, Contagion, Covid19

When movies come to life in the times of coronavirus

The eerie similarities between present-day events and the plot of Contagion where a virus leads to the loss of social order has expectedly renewed interest in the nine-year-old film.

ART & CULTURE

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Imtiaz Ali, Aaditi pohankar, Netflixseries, She

Good girl meets bad boy in Netflix series 'She'

Until her late teens, acting was not even on Aaditi Pohankar’s radar. But with the Netflix series She, the actor appears to have found what she was looking for.

ART & CULTURE

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Emergency, Made in india: a memoir, Rss ideology, Milind Soman

Milind Soman's memoir: What’s ideology got to do with it?

For Milind Soman, being a part of an RSS shakha was “a very Shivaji Park thing" for young Bombay boys of the mid-1970s.

ART & CULTURE

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Gay pride, Sholay, Homosexuality in films, Shubhmangalzyadasaavdhan

Why Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan is a film about how to watch a film

SMZS proves that cinematic experience is more enriching if you move away from thinking clearly to queerly, and to be a perverse spectator and read between images.

ART & CULTURE

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Bong joon-ho, Academy Awards, Oscars, Parasite

Message for India in Parasite's Oscars win

Despite being the world's biggest film industry, Bollywood continues to be ignored by all major film awards festivals of the world.

ART & CULTURE

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Made in heaven, Ek ladki ko dekha toh aisa laga, Lgbtq films, Call me by your name

Will India finally say Shubh Mangal Saavdhan to sexually fluid characters?

Despite the decriminalisation of Section 377, sensitive films on the LGBTQ theme barely find space in India. Has the law really changed the mindset of people?

ART & CULTURE

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Commercial cinema, Jammurefugeecamps, Kashmiripanditexodus, Shikara

Why Shikara and Kashmiri Pandit in commercial cinema were necessary

The famed resilience of Kashmiri Pandits is chronicled in Shikara, where a generation confronted with brutal hate nevertheless ensures their children are not engulfed by the storm.

ART & CULTURE

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Rang De Basanti, Aamir Khan, Chhapaak, Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone's JNU visit demolishes key Bollywood mantra

For Bollywood, not all is well; some publicity comes with 'blowback'.

ART & CULTURE

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Academy Awards, South korean cinema, Bong joon-ho, Parasite

Why Bong Joon Ho's Parasite rises beyond the subtitle barrier

In Parasite, director Bong Joon Ho makes the South Korean society see itself in a mirror, under a harsh white light.

ART & CULTURE

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Kalyanvarma, Jsamoghavarsha, Sirdavidattenborough, Wildkarnataka

Wild Karnataka: Attenborough meets Western Ghats in a jugalbandi you cannot miss

From humour, romance, fight sequence to mother sentiments, Wild Karnataka has it all.