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ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read
Sonchiriya, Aligarh, Rajneeti, Gangs of wasseypur

Bollywood's surprise gift: How Manoj Bajpayee paved the way for brilliant 'out of the box' acting in Hindi cinema

It is not that Bajpayee hasn't had failures. Yet, his ability to bounce back is commendable. His commitment to excellence and fuss-free attitude also stand out in an industry of bling.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Films, Udta Punjab, Aligarh, Disruptions 2016

5 disruptions Indian films caused in 2016

The year that was.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Manoj Bajpai, Section 377, Homosexuality, Aligarh

Why Aligarh left me disappointed

Hansal Mehta's film is enjoyable as art, but who is it meant for?

POLITICS

 |  Miscellany  |  5-minute read
Manoj Bajpai, LGBTQ, Homosexuality, Aligarh

Stupidity of banning Aligarh in Aligarh

How do you even respond to someone who thinks a cinematic representation of homosexuality defames a city?

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Aligarh, Supreme Court, Section 377

Muslims must oppose Sec 377: Kitchen or bedroom, State can't get in

Can we let a frenzied mob take matters into their hands to 'correct' sexual orientations?

ART & CULTURE

 |  2-minute read
Pahlaj Nihalani, LGBT rights, Censor Board, Aligarh

Why is censor okay with sex comedies and not 'love' in Aligarh?

Is it because we treat our gay protagonist with respect and not as a comic character?

ART & CULTURE

 |  Miscellany  |  4-minute read
Films, LGBT rights, Manoj Bajpayee, Aligarh

Aligarh could be Manoj Bajpayee's most powerful performance

His eyes convey the repressed agony of someone who cannot believe the world he is born into.

ART & CULTURE

 |  2-minute read
Aligarh, Section 377, Homosexuality

To be gay in India and not belong: Aligarh needs to be watched

Apurva Asrani's screenplay is brought alive by the measured performance of Manoj Bajpayee.

POLITICS

 |  Negative Universe  |  2-minute read
AMU, Aligarh, AMU Vice Chancellor, Women's right

How Aligarh Muslim University is failing itself

AMU opening its library doors for women undergrads is too little, too late.

POLITICS

 |  BREAKING NEWS INTO PIECES  |  6-minute read
Sangh Parivar, Aligarh, Conversion controversy, Hinduism

Christmas Homecoming: Conversion is a tool to fool people into believing something will change

People should be free to choose their religion, but will they also get the bonus of selecting their caste?