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ART & CULTURE

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Raj kapoor death anniversary, Shree 420, Indian cinema, Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor: The eternal romantic who wove magic into whatever he created

He was one of Indian cinema's defining figures and his legacy lives through the films he made and also the ones which he both made and acted in.

ART & CULTURE

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Mulk, Entertainment, Bollywood, Indian cinema

This is my Mulk — what I liked, and differed with, in this remarkable film

Anubhav Sinha's movie makes you question those who question Muslims. It makes Muslims question how to navigate a vortex of identities. And it questions the 'us' versus 'them' mindset hurting India so deeply now

ART & CULTURE

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Feluda, Art, Satyajit Ray, Indian cinema

Why the magic of Satyajit Ray lives on

An ode to the auteur on his 97th birth anniversary.

VARIETY

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Nargis, MGR, Multiplexes, Dilip Kumar

What I learnt after spending five decades in showbiz

In today's world of hypermedia, stars might be bigger but they are much more fragile and transient.

ART & CULTURE

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Pyaasa, Indian cinema, Sahir Ludhianvi, Women's Day

Sahir Ludhianvi's many tributes to women

He gave us the most defining verses about their emotions.

VARIETY

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Indian cinema, Women, Madhubala

Born on Valentine’s Day, why Madhubala, the Venus of Indian cinema, was ill-fated

She was victimised for her beauty and few could see beyond it.

ART & CULTURE

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Indian cinema, Bollywood

10 breakthrough performances from Indian cinema in 2017

The bar has been set high for the next year.

HUMOUR

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Indian cinema, Padmavati

RIP Padmavati. How to make Bollywood movies without hurting sentiments

Let's just stick to watching trailers now.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Tarar Square  |  7-minute read
Indian cinema, Bollywood, Shashi Kapoor

A Pakistani fan of Shashi Kapoor's pays a tribute

He was that one thing only a very few men would ever be described as: beautiful.

ART & CULTURE

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Indian cinema, Prithviraj Kapoor, Shashi Kapoor

What it was like knowing Shashi Kapoor

My tryst with his wing of the family, started innocuously as a corporate sponsor supporting Prithvi Theatre, when I ran the iconic telecom company, Orange.