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Kaveree Bamzai

Kaveree Bamzai

Consulting editor, India Today Groupkaveree@intoday.com
Consulting editor, India Today Group

By Kaveree Bamzai

From Sheila to Suraiyya: The unbearable lightness of being Katrina Kaif

Katrina is a product of masculine imagination, but she can transcend that in her spirit and spunk, which won't get unnoticed in Thugs of Hindostan, as there's hardly anything else to notice.

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Why the heroine is the hero in Anurag Kashyap's Manmarziyaan

The movie is about love which is complicated, short on patience, and most unexpected.

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I am more of a dosa seeker than a dosha seeker: Twinkle Khanna

The star writer in conversation with Kaveree Bamzai on her new book 'Pyjamas are Forgiving', the bonds between women, shaadi, male privilege and how writers view their world.

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In Sir Vidia's work, India is what it is

Let’s discuss his work and examine him for what he wrote. In that, we will find truths about India only his brutal honesty could illuminate.

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Why Shivaji had Hindu enemies and Qutb Shah had Brahmin ministers

Author Manu S Pillai in his 'Rebel Sultans' decodes the black and white narrative that emerges from an intense inferiority complex.

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Why Sanju is a film in denial of its subject's flaws

The problem with the movie is that it is tough to see it apart from the life of the person it is based on.

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Why a novelist within a novel, who rallied against Congress, is disappointed with BJP's rise

Amitabha Bagchi's new book Half the Night is Gone chronicles the rise of Delhi and its many cultures.

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Irrfan Khan on battling cancer has shown us a glimpse of courage and living with freedom

The acclaimed actor has been diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer.

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Lust Stories: Men? Who needs them when in Bollywood

The Netflix original is a collection of four shorts about love and desire in contemporary India.

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The imagined conversation between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un

Bad haircuts, fake news, Dennis Rodman and hamburgers — they have plenty to catch up on!

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Ocean's 8 and the luxury houses that Indian royals built

The role of Indian royals in building the biggest luxury brands in the world has not been publicised enough.

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Why Saeed Mirza says 2019 will be a battle of minds

In his collection of essays, Memory in the Age of Amnesia, Mirza has described fascism as a state of mind.

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No, you cannot gaslight these Veeres

In the age of #MeToo, the problem is not that Veere Di Wedding is unabashed about female sexuality. It is that it doesn’t go far enough.

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Two books and two Delhis — one intimate, another intimidating

Zarreen Khan's Koi Good News? and Sanjeev Sanyal's Life Over Two Beers capture a diverse capital.

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Please, Hanuman is rarely angry

The face has emerged as a symbol of a more assertive, aggressive Hindutva.

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How Raazi shows what true patriotism is in the time of Jinnah row

The movie is opposed to the binaries of good Indians, bad Pakistanis.

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Was Sonam Kapoor's wedding the biggest, fattest and best Bollywood has ever seen?

Will #SonamkiShaadi make #VeerediWedding look like an anti-climax?

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Our erotic poetry was always more than just sex

Translator AND Haksar on Sanskrit poetry, why Kalidasa is more than the Shakespeare of India, and more.

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What Wendy Doniger says about 'subversion of science' under Modi government

Mythoscience thrives in the climate created after BJP came to power at the Centre.

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Red Fort 'adoption': Why tourism minister needs to get his facts right

Despite being a former IAS officer, KJ Alphons seems woefully short on facts.

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When power becomes her

Sudhir Mishra's Daas Dev inverts this Hamletian tale and gives the two women, usually long-suffering victims of Devdas' alcoholism, some agency.

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Why the surprise? Google recognises Modi government reality – history began in 2014

For Modi to be elevated, Nehru has to be obliterated.

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'Cyrus Mistry couldn't manage Ratan Tata'

Nirmalya Kumar, fired over Tata Sons controversy, speaks to Kaveree Bamzai about the five attributes of modern managers.

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'Why would I want to undress a society that's already naked?': Nandita Das on what Manto would still say of our times

The filmmaker on the writer's continuing relevance, and the importance of the Cannes Film Festival.

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October: A love letter to all mums

Shoojit Sircar and Juhi Chaturvedi encapsulate the best of Indian motherhood.

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This is war and it doesn't even spare little girls

We should not be surprised then that we can rape and murder little girls. We are, after all, a country whose birth itself was soaked in blood.

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These novels explain why women are still angry

#MeToo and #TimesUp was right around the corner. But now the rage is everywhere – in cinema, television and entertainment.

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Stop crying for Salman Khan, please

Bhai is a classic case of a private neurosis fuelling a public nuisance.

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Why CBSE paper leak reflects collapse of institutions

Senior fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, Kiran Bhatty, on what ails India's education policy and what it will take to fix it.

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Why BJP government is responsible for CBSE paper leak

The board exam mess is a symptom, not the disease.

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