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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.

ART & CULTURE

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Saandkiaankh, Amitabhbachchan, Tapseepannu, Badla

Whose film is it anyway?

Does the film belong to the actor who has more scenes in the film or the co-star whose screen presence pips screen time?

ART & CULTURE

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Satyarthnayak, Rishikapoor, Chandni, Yashrajfilms

How Sridevi gave Yash Chopra's career a fresh lease of life with Chandni

An exclusive excerpt from Sridevi — The Eternal Screen Goddess, which tells you how Sridevi single-handedly revived Yash Chopra's career with Chandni.

ART & CULTURE

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French manuscripts and paintings, National museum, Alliance française, Indo-French Ties

Reviving the 300-year-old Indo-French relationship

The ongoing exhibition in Delhi traces the roots of the Indo-French symbiotic relationship from 1750 to 1850.

ART & CULTURE

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Literature, Music, Food, Mahabharat

Abiding power of soul-stirring art

Nations may boast good economics, but if the citizenry hasn’t found its artistic calling, they are incomplete.