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Nairita Mukherjee

Nairita Mukherjee

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By Nairita Mukherjee

Covid-19 vaccine is the new celebrity. Move over, Bollywood

At 5 this morning, all eyes were on the new star in town. The paps gathered as Covishield rolled out of the gates and was wheeled into Pune airport.

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'Tripathi bach jayega!' Decoding Pankaj Tripathi and why India's drooling over this middle-aged guy

Shah Rukh Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are passé. There’s a new heartthrob on the bloc.

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The Second Time Curse: 'Sacred Games 2' with Saif Ali Khan, Pankaj Tripathi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, hit by Netflix’s season two syndrome

Every Netflix original dips in the second season, after delivering a punch in the first, only to pick up in the third.

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Mission Mangal Movie Review: 'Mission Mangal' is Mission Accomplished for Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan!

You know it's more than worthy of a watch when Vidya Balan shines over Akshay Kumar in a film headlined by him. I'm going with 4 stars out of 5.

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Remembering Shammi Kapoor, India's answer to Elvis Presley

The ever-energetic, almost bouncy, yet deliciously broody-eyed Shammi Kapoor showed us it is okay to be a little crazy in love, and taught us the twist!

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13 YO Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna: A progressive film with utterly regressive treatment

We were ready for an alternate 'Silsila'. Instead, we were left feeling guilty and uncomfortable for siding with Dev and Maya.

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Jabariya Jodi Movie Review: Despite the zari and jokes, the Sidharth Malhotra-Parineeti Chopra jori doesn't work!

A clumsy plotline, overuse of kitsch and colour, and damp performances by the lead pair, Jabariya Jodi does nothing. I'm going with 2 stars out of 5.

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Sara Ali Khan lugs her own luggage! Why this shook the internet

Sara Ali Khan is being praised for something millions of people do every day without any comment. Why do we always fall for the 'gracious celebrity' image?

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Sushma Jacket and Sari: Sushma Swaraj turned the everyday sari into a working woman's smart, structured attire

She was also the only woman politician to break a male hold over the jacket, Nehru or Modi, depending on your politics, and make it entirely her own.

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25 Years of Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! The film that gave Salman Khan that ‘Prem’ tag

Prem became a yardstick all Indian men would be judged by hereon. Interestingly, that includes Salman Khan.

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Not So Masoom: Why Shekhar Kapur's 'main bhi underprivileged' is just a cry for attention

Truth is, 'Masoom' remains one of the best films ever made in India. Kapur's rant about his struggle though only reminds us of the value of humility.

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Indian Inferiority Complex: From Govinda to Neil Nitin Mukesh, we still reject Indian actors in Hollywood roles

Govinda apparently refused James Cameron's 'Avatar'. We're glad because now, we can't mock him mercilessly, like we do Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Aishwarya Rai.

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Udta Bollywood: Drugs or no drugs, here’s what happened at Karan Johar’s private party

A video of celebrities at Karan Johar's party has gone viral, but not for the stars themselves. Allegations of drugs being involved are flying thick and fast. Here's what really happened.

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Aaditya Thackeray 2.0: Meet the urban, urbane Shiv Sena leader who's visibly evolved in the last 9 years

Once known for banning a book, Aaditya 2.0 stands for a moderate, modern and sensitive politics, starkly different from how you'd imagine the Shiv Sena. What's driving the change?

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The New Aamir Khan: How Akshay Kumar is slowly but steadily dethroning the 'thinking Khan'

Christmas of 2020, expect to see Aamir at the movies. But alongside, there will be Akshay Kumar. And there's more to the box office clash than meets the eye!

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Ear this: Your secret workplace survival trick is now public knowledge!

Ulrika Leons, a health care psychologist, says that plugging in your earphones can ward off unwanted distraction. But we already knew that!

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Judgementall Hai Kya Movie Review: The Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao starrer will make you leave your judgemental mind at home

Perfection is an illusion, and if you're seeking it, perhaps you're crazy. That's the message in Prakash Kovelamudi's offering. I couldn't agree more. I'm going with 3 stars out of 5.

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No, Minister: Why Smriti Irani's proposal of death penalty for sexual crimes against children is no solution

A death penalty is a control-shift-delete approach, which defeats the purpose of a punishment. Reform.

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Why the internet wants Deepika Padukone to take a stand, but not Ranbir Kapoor?

This utterly biased outrage on social media shows how we demand women to be heroes while absolving the men of their responsibilities.

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Are we, women, ready for consensual non-monogamous relationships?

CNM means being okay with the idea that your partner is probably sleeping with someone else and you can’t even call it ‘cheating’ because you got into it consensually. Yes, it's tricky!

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Netflix deleting the 'suicide' scene from 13 Reasons Why is proof that it never understood the show!

As we continued to applaud Netflix for taking a stand even as criticism poured in on social media, it was actually just riding on the success of the show.

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Why Aryan Khan’s debut in The Lion King is the greatest of all times

Aryan Khan voices Simba in the Hindi version of the latest Disney movie, The Lion King. Need we say more?

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Toxic, immoral and sexist: What re-watching Yes Boss after 22 years taught me

No, boss. Immorality is not ambition. And love doesn't really change a person's inherent nature.

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The Bronze Lining: Does Hrithik Roshan's make-up in Super 30 stand out because of our inability to see him in non-glamorous roles?

Apart from the makers’ ambitious plans to make a 5’ 11” Greek God look like a 5’6” common Indian man, we, the audience can obviously only picture Hrithik as a suave, stylish man.

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Super 30 Movie Review: Hrithik Roshan and Vikas Bahl present a strictly average film despite great potential

Even with all of Hrithik's hard work and efforts, he sticks out like a sore thumb. I'm going with 2.5 stars out of 5.

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Dear Kangana and Rangoli, you invoke the nation to hit your critics. But you're missing what India is all about!

Of course you have the right to be annoyed at a bad review. But why does writing that make us 'anti-national' in your eyes? Don't you believe in India's freedom of speech?

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