Saturday, 3 December, 2022

PoV

India has no TV, OTT content for its nearly 50 crore GenZs. It’s still a millennial machine

From Rang De Basanti to TVF, millenials saw entire industries represent them in pop culture. For Gen Z, we have only scratched the surface.

Farewell Federer, the best tennis player to touch the court. You’re GOAT beyond numbers

With 20 Grand Slams, 103 ATPs, 24 years, Roger Federer changed tennis from a game of power to one of grace.

Austin Colby as Raj in Broadway’s DDLJ takes away the best part — NRIs turning desi

Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego is colonial appropriation at best with Colby playing Raj.

The eyes, chico, they never lie — It’s Shefali Shah’s era and we are just living it

In a world of male character actors in OTT, be it Manoj Bajpayee, Pankaj Tripathi or Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Shefali Shah has quietly blazed her way to the top.

K-dramas can teach Bollywood a much-needed lesson on romance

From 'Crash Landing on You' to 'Run on,' five reasons why Bollywood simply can't beat progressive Korean Dramas.

If Tolkien’s work is the Bible, then Amazon Prime’s ‘Rings of Power’ is a litany of sins

Rings of Power is glorified fan fiction with a multi-million dollar budget.

Gen Z freshers won’t slog 18 hours a day to show we love our work. CEOs need to get it

Bombay Shaving Company CEO Shantanu Deshpande's generation are perhaps bothered that Gen Z want a peaceful life at home. If this is 'rona-dhona', then so be it.

Rajinikanth to Dhanush, how Tamil stars have portrayed politics of ‘freebies’

In his 1993 film Valli, 'Superstar' Rajinikanth urged crowds to diss freebies and ask for employment.

R. Madhavan is slowly fashioning himself as the Akshay Kumar of the south

Madhavan is fast walking into a political hall of fame inhabited by stars such as Kangana Ranaut and Akshay Kumar.

Modi, Ajit Doval are firing up movie and show plots too – FIR, Uri, Shoorveer

FIR is an example of getting things right in a national security-based thriller. The PM and NSA are not cardboard cutouts.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.