Wednesday, 29 March, 2023
TopicBeyond the Reel

Topic: Beyond the Reel

Chitchor to Hum Aapke Hain Koun—Rajshri films echoed India’s nostalgia for perfect sanskari era

In an era when watching Titanic with parents was a shared trauma for millenials, Rajshri films were ‘clean’ and you could safely watch them with no hesitation.

Brahmastra to Liger—Love in Bollywood is an overused ‘button’. Go back to Piku era

Bollywood is slacking on good love stories. Despite more than 70 releases in 2022, none were acclaimed as great romances.

Are doctors divided by gender? Male gynaecologists agree with Doctor G’s Ayushmann Khurrana

Not only are families disturbed when women members consult male specialists, there have been several instances where their mere presence has caused a ruckus.

Long before Mahsa Amini, Iranian cinema has fought hijab in small rebellions

From Abbas Kiarostami to Rakshan Bani-Etemad and Mania Akbari, for Iranian filmmakers it has been a carefully choreographed waltz of rebellion against stifling hijab rules.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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...


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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.