Murtaza Ali Khan

OPEN TO OPINION

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Films Editor @CafeDissensus | Writings appeared in @the_hindu, @DailyO_, @newslaundry, @TheQuint, @HuffPostIndia

ART & CULTURE

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Why Vishwaroopam 2 is Kamal Haasan's definitive warning against divisive politics

While Vishwaroopam was all about the hero fighting external enemies, the movie's sequel is more about eliminating the enemies within.

ART & CULTURE

 |   7-minute read

Kaala is for Dalits in India what Black Panther is for African-Americans in US

The movie is Indian cinema’s strongest statement yet in favour of Dalit assertiveness and mobilisation.

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

Why you can't miss BBC’s Blue Planet II with Sir David Attenborough for the world

The oceanic life is under serious threat with the future looking more ominous than ever.

VARIETY

 |   7-minute read

Sex workers are not objects. 10 films show cinema on prostitution must change

It is important that they break free of the gender binary and represent sex workers as human beings

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |   6-minute read

Sophia, world's first robot citizen, proves fiction can show science the future

Maybe time travel, as envisaged by HG Wells' 1895 novel The Time Machine, is no longer a distant reality.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

AAP Rajya Sabha nominations: How Arvind Kejriwal breached the trust of Dilliwalas

Given the Delhi chief minister's history of suppressing dissent, it is evident that Kumar Vishwas’ days in the party are numbered.