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VARIETY

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

The story behind Irrfan’s tears

The tear fell and the lights flashed.

VARIETY

 |  6-minute read
Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Bal Thackeray, Kanganaranaut

DailyOh! Kangana Ranaut at Indira Jaising's neck, to who is a clown, really?

Naseeruddin Shah calls veteran actor Anupam Kher a clown. And we tell you why you should take the clown seriously.

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Political opportunism, T m krishna, Naseeruddin Shah, Intolerance

Are we mature enough as a society to agree to disagree?

Liberals and hardliners — white and black? Or is it black and white? In politics, it is neither —  it is often in shades of grey.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Narendra Modi, Hindu-Muslim divide, Intolerance, Naseeruddin Shah

Stop bullying Naseeruddin Shah for speaking the truth. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro!

The veteran actor has simply echoed the suppressed sentiments of millions of people, not just the Muslim minority community. But we live in such a time of fear and loathing that his words have only caused more offence.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Narendra Modi, Naseeruddin Shah, Imran Khan, Asaduddin Owaisi

Snap Judgement: Five reasons we’re liking Asaduddin Owaisi (for now)

From his sharp sherwanis to taking on Pakistani PM Imran Khan, here's what makes Owaisi cool.

VOICES

 |  Aage Se Right  |  6-minute read
BJP, Intolerance, Bulandshahr, Naseeruddin Shah

Why I differ with Naseeruddin Shah

Making Bulandshahr about ‘intolerance’ only broad-brushes a great number of people as driven by ‘hate’. The truth is different.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Vigilantism, Hate crimes, Lynchings, Naseeruddin Shah

We must heed Naseeruddin Shah: Don't be scared. Be angry!

All right thinking Indians must shun fear and remind hate-mongers that no one can evict us from our motherland.

SPORTS

 |  3-minute read
Naseeruddin Shah, India-Australia Series, Cricket, Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli's antics are downright appalling. Here's why they make me cringe

With his constant over-aggression, the Indian skipper has earned more brickbats than bouquets. He's also not helping his side. Can we just get on with the game please?

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Indian Muslims, Minorities, Naseeruddin Shah

Naseeruddin Shah’s views on being an Indian Muslim cannot be dismissed

What his writing did in its imperfection was perhaps greater than what a perfect piece would have been able to achieve.

VOICES

 |  11-minute read
Lynchings, Indian Muslims, Naseeruddin Shah

An Indian Muslim on why Naseeruddin Shah’s piece filled him with rage

His essay comes out as little more than the rant of a privileged, elite Muslim who, sitting on a pedestal, speaks in a patronising tone about his poor cousins.