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Saumya Bansal

Remembering Mrinal Sen’s legacy

Remembering Mrinal Sen’s legacy

January 3, 2019

Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen, known for his hard-hitting films on the Indian society, died at the age of 95. He was the last of the triumvirate of directing icons - Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak, that put Indian cinema on a global stage.

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Bollywood’s idea of women empowerment in films

Bollywood’s idea of women empowerment in films

December 28, 2018

Almost every other Bollywood film starts with introducing its male leads having a particular profession or a business, while female leads are often neglected as being part of the workforce. In the recent slot of films, they are assertive and sexually confident but rarely have car...

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Is freedom of speech compromised in a democratic country like India?

Is freedom of speech compromised in a democratic country like India?

December 27, 2018

"How much more freedom do you need in a country?" asks actor Anupam Kher in response to Naseeruddin Shah’s statement criticising mob violence and lynching incidents in the country.

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Google Santa Tracker is helping kids track Santa Claus

Google Santa Tracker is helping kids track Santa Claus

December 26, 2018

While the kids in the pre-internet era waited night long in the hope of the arrival of Santa Claus, kids nowadays can simply track him on Google Santa Tracker, play Christmas games and lots more-courtesy smartphones.

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Farmers protest over the deepening agrarian crisis in India

Farmers protest over the deepening agrarian crisis in India

December 21, 2018

It is not just the uncertain nature that push the farmers toward desperate measures of protesting or ending their lives, but apathy from the government towards the agriculture sector has also undermined it.

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The new age actors currently ruling Bollywood

The new age actors currently ruling Bollywood

December 18, 2018

Ayushmann Khurrana, Vicky Kaushal and Rajkummar Rao are the new age actors who have performed extremely well in 2018, with Ayushmann Khurrana having the kind of a year that most actors in Bollywood dream about - winning over audiences and critics with back-to-back successes.

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Six years have passed since the December 16 gang rape, but still no woman is safe in the country

Six years have passed since the December 16 gang rape, but still no woman is safe in the country

December 16, 2018

Women's safety in India remains extremely poor and despite harsher laws being put in place as well as special trial courts, savage attacks against women continue to be extremely high in India, a situation worsened by low conviction rates and high pendency of cases.

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Animators to recreate a popular Japanese show for India

Animators to recreate a popular Japanese show for India

December 15, 2018

The makers of hit Japanese children's show Ninja Hattori have partnered with Green Gold Animation Studios, the creators of a popular Indian animation franchise Chhota Bheem, to produce a new season of the long-running anime series that has a massive popularity in India.

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Eco-friendly jeans may be the future of sustainable living

Eco-friendly jeans may be the future of sustainable living

December 15, 2018

Denim jeans – whether ripped, straight, flared, vintage or raw – is one of the most adorned garment, but little does anyone know that from its fibre to wardrobe life, the good ol' jeans has a considerable ecological footprint.

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Bid goodbye to unhygienic toilets in Indian trains

Bid goodbye to unhygienic toilets in Indian trains

December 12, 2018

In an effort to maintain hygiene, Indian Railways has announced that it will set up electronic toilets in the railway coaches. They will be environment-friendly and will be initially installed in a coach in the LTT-Coimbatore Express to monitor its performance.

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This is the best time to experiment with content and to be an actor: Rasika Dugal

This is the best time to experiment with content and to be an actor: Rasika Dugal

December 11, 2018

  In her decade-long career, Rasika Dugal, who has done a mix of feature films like Manto and Qissa, short films like The School Bag and web series like Humourously Yours and Mirzapur, feels that it’s a great time for actors, writers, and directors with the advent of onlin...

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Revisiting the story of Kedarnath

Revisiting the story of Kedarnath

December 10, 2018

The film Kedarnath revisits the mishap that had struck Uttarakhand in 2013 while sticking to the essence of Bollywood and having a love angle to it. Here is flashback to the disaster.

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