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ART & CULTURE

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CBFC, Mersal, Tamil cinema, Vijay

Mersal: How Tamil superstar Vijay weathered one more storm of controversy

The movie is said to be a take on medical corruption which Tamil Nadu has been witnessing for many years now.

ART & CULTURE

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Prasoon Joshi, CBFC, Pahlaj Nihalani

Prasoon Joshi as CBFC chief will be a lot better than Pahlaj Nihalani

The I&B ministry has taken a positive step and reassured the Indian film industry.

HUMOUR

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Prasoon Joshi, Censor Board, CBFC, Pahlaj Nihalani

Uncleji Pahlaj Nihalani kicked out from CBFC

Lyricist-adman Prasoon Joshi is said to replace him.

POLITICS

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CBFC, Manual scavenging, Kakkoos

Why we must watch Tamil documentary Kakkoos, a brutal exposé of manual scavenging

Divya Bharathi's camera actually captures the horrifying spectacle of people using their hands (no gloves, no boots) to clean human excrement.

VOICES

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ART & CULTURE

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CBFC, Pahlaj Nihalani, Lipstick under my burkha

3 things the maker of 'Lipstick Under My Burkha' wants to tell CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani

Alankrita Srivastava wants to throw a farewell party for Mr Nihalani because the time is up for censorship.

ART & CULTURE

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Bollywood, CBFC, Censor Board, Pahlaj Nihalani

Why Pahlaj Nihalani is the wrong man to head the CBFC

At a time when Indian cinema is truly coming of age, Nihalani is the last person to expect anything sensible from.

ART & CULTURE

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CBFC, Pahlaj Nihalani, Censor Board, Lipstick under my burkha

Censor hounded Lipstick Under My Burkha not for sexual content, but women dreaming

The characters dare to liberate themselves from the suffocating shackles of male dominance.

ART & CULTURE

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CBFC, Emergency, Indu Sarkar

Should Madhur Bhandarkar’s film Indu Sarkar on Emergency be banned?

The CBFC is showing double standards by bending the 'NOC rule' for the film.

HUMOUR

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Censorship, CBFC, Pahlaj Nihalani

My childhood was ruined because Pahlaj Nihalani wasn't there

The censor board chief would have been instrumental in saving me from all the awkward moments.