Bhaskar Chawla
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SPORTS

 |   3-minute read

The number 4 dilemma

As India takes on Australia today in the ICC World Cup, and one problem still plagues them: the no. 4 slot. India found no answers in the lead up to the World Cup.

ART & CULTURE

 |   4-minute read

Game of Drones? How bad writing in 'Game of Thrones' has turned into sexist cliché

Without proper source material, the series has become a crude impersonation of what it was in the first four seasons.

ART & CULTURE

 |   5-minute read

'No Fathers in Kashmir' Movie Review: 'No Fathers in Kashmir' is a valiant attempt at capturing the Valley's sufferings

The world of 'No Fathers in Kashmir' is a small and simple one but encompasses a much bigger, more complex one. The writing and acting, however, aren't without flaws.

ART & CULTURE

 |   6-minute read

ART & CULTURE

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Would 'Rang De Basanti' be allowed to release today?

When it released 12 years ago, the radical 'RBD' changed how India saw its youth, and vice-versa. Today, it's hard to image such a film would be allowed to release.

ART & CULTURE

 |   8-minute read

How the manufactured buzz around Sara Ali Khan exposes Bollywood’s deceit

In the last two years, Bollywood has said plenty on the nepotism debate. When will it finally act?

ART & CULTURE

 |   6-minute read

No, 'Raazi', 'October', 'Andhadhun' were not ‘great cinema’: How 2018 proved we need better film journalism before better films

If we want good cinema, its watchdogs must fearlessly call out shoddy scripts and bad acting. However, if they're chasing stars for interviews, film critics will be the first to praise their mediocrity.

VARIETY

 |   6-minute read

Oye Lucky, Lucky Oye: On the anniversary of the cult film, how a Delhi thief became the Indian Jay Gatsby

It is Lucky, a man who only wanted what we’re all conditioned to want, who is labelled a dangerous criminal in the same league as murderers.

VARIETY

 |   4-minute read

How we can protect #MeToo from allegations of 'mob mentality'

Any revolutionary movement that challenges the status quo generally faces the burden of addressing many factors within it that make it less 'palatable' to those in power.

ART & CULTURE

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How Friends encouraged us to be a sexist, homophobic and regressive lot

Throughout its 10 seasons, the popular sitcom is littered with instances of problematic, judgemental behaviour by its characters.