Biswadeep Ghosh
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The writer is a freelance writer. He is the author of MSD: The man, the leader

SPORTS

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Formidable force but weaknesses too: Team India has its work cut out for the World Cup

The greatest cricket tournament is about to begin and while analysts predict India will be a force to watch, the team also has considerable weak spots. Will this squad be able to repeat the feat of 1983?

ART & CULTURE

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The Enigma Called Tabu! Strong roles, stellar acting and killer performances make Tabu unmissable, always

Tabu’s craft transcends the film’s script and works immensely well in both masala and off-beat films

SPORTS

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What Age? Cricketers in their 30s are bowling colleagues in their 20s out of the game!

The IPL establishes that cricketers in their 30s or beyond are agile and energetic enough to coexist with, and often outshine, their counterparts in their 20s.

ART & CULTURE

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Bollywood's surprise gift: How Manoj Bajpayee paved the way for brilliant 'out of the box' acting in Hindi cinema

It is not that Bajpayee hasn't had failures. Yet, his ability to bounce back is commendable. His commitment to excellence and fuss-free attitude also stand out in an industry of bling.

ART & CULTURE

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The Other Mr Bharat: John Abraham's desh-prem movies are consistently delighting the box office

John Abraham, with his good looks and rugged physique, has managed to crack the code of a sure-fire hit — nationalism!

ART & CULTURE

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Madhuri Dixit Returns: Be it 'Total Dhamaal' or 'Kalank', why Madhuri is beyond box office success

A fabulous dancer, a graceful actor, a breath-taking beauty — Bollywood has not seen many like Madhuri. No wonder her fans long to see much more of her.

POLITICS

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PM Modi Biopic: Will the controversial film also resurrect Vivek Oberoi's Bollywood career?

From a promising career in 2002 to no Bollywood hits since 2013, Vivek Oberoi's career has been going steadily downhill. A lot more than politics thus rides on his latest movie

POLITICS

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Never Khamosh! Decoding the voluble and flamboyant Shatrughan Sinha

He shocked the BJP with his relentless criticism of PM Modi. And now he's poised to take on his own former colleague Ravi Shankar Prasad in Patna Sahib, in a truly bombastic Bollywood-style clash.

VOICES

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It's Complicated: Madras High Court raises concern over growing extramarital affairs in India. But why are these growing?

The court has asked 20 questions, including whether TV shows are responsible for these affairs. The reasons are multiple. The search is often only one.

ART & CULTURE

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Kangana Ranaut: A firebrand who is unafraid to break conventions

From nepotism to gender pay disparity, Kangana has never shied away from calling a spade a spade, even if that meant a controversy. How many of her colleagues can claim the same?