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ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Anil Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Nayak, Sooryavansham

Will nostalgia be able to beat lockdown blues?

Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were. However, the time in the history of the world where the bygone is recalled can do wonders.

VARIETY

 |  KOCH DIARIES  |  5-minute read
Karan Johar, Bollywood, Sushant singh rajput suicide, Sushantsinghrajput

Sushant Singh Rajput deserves our voice, not quiet

Fronting mental health to avoid a conversation about the harsh realities of Bollywood is a copout that will dismantle many more fragile minds of many more Sushant Singh Rajputs.

ART & CULTURE

 |  9-minute read
V shantaram, Mohammed rafi, Title songs, Bollywood

What makes the Bollywood title song eternal

The title song is amongst the many subgenres that exist in the delightful world of Hindi film music, especially till the mid-70s. Though not extinct yet, they are certainly on their way out.

VARIETY

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Bollywood, Suicide, Rohith Vemula, Sushantsinghrajput

Of stars and stargazers: Rohith and Sushant, you were too bright for this world

News of Sushant Rajput’s death in times of ‘social distancing’ has shaken us not only because it is an individual tragedy, but also because it is an indication of the tragic society we inhabit.

VARIETY

 |  9-minute read
Bollywood, India today magazine, Naseeruddin Shah, Irrfan

The story behind Irrfan’s tears

The tear fell and the lights flashed.

VOICES

 |  PARIS DIARY  |  4-minute read
Bollywood, Irrfan Khan, Irrfan death, Irrfan

Remembering Irrfan: Looking death in the eye

Find your own metaphors but let death be part of life so that you can live to the fullest, fearlessly.

VARIETY

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Damini, Bobby, Bollywood, Rishikapoor

How Rishi Kapoor made us fall in love with him khel khel mein

The actor was never apologetic of anything, whether his body weight in the age of sculpted heroes, or his screen persona.

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Religion, Irrfan khan death, Bollywood, Irrfan

Dard Ka Rishta: Irrfan unites India in mourning

The bitterness, the toxicity of social media evaporated in the collective mourning.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Lockdown, Coronavirus, Bollywood, Irrfankhan

DailyOh! Why Irrfan 'turned down' Christopher Nolan’s offer, to the tumour he fought

Irrfan said no to the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Anne Hathaway too.

VARIETY

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Dear Zindagi, Hindi Cinema, Bollywood, Shahrukhkhan

Actors need to break the mould. Shah Rukh Khan sure is showing the way

The actor is a victim of the rules set by the likes of him.