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‘Sabka Number Ayega’—Netflix’s Jamtara Season 2 will make you wary of sharing OTP

It's Season 2 of Jamtara. Both the conmen and the conned have learnt their lessons from the past.

Juhi Chawla to Soha Ali Khan, ‘Hush Hush’ has a stellar cast. But a sketchy murder plot

The show, now streaming on Prime Video, is an all-female ride into the world of Gurugram’s rich and bad.

Hillary Clinton’s Gutsy on Apple TV is a feel-good Hallmark card tribute to feminists

Despite its outdated feminism, Apple TV's Gutsy has its moments—from explaining why Hillary started wearing pantsuits to the Bill-Monica controversy.

A Netflix drama on 1984 anti-Sikh riots, Jogi is a Diljit Dosanjh film through and through

From Diljit Dosanjh to Zeeshan Ayub and Kumud Mishra, Jogi is a mostly crisp film with a great cast and no unnecessary garnishing on a sensitive event.

A power-packed tale of self-discovery, Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu is among Kollywood’s best

Written by Jeymohan and directed by Gautham Vasudev Menon, Vendhu Thanindhathu Kaadu is only the first instalment of a thrilling series.

A wacky multiverse fantasy, ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ beats Marvel—on all counts

'Everything Everywhere All at Once' blends infinite possibilities of cosmogenesis with a heartwarming story.

‘Astras,’ action and adventure—Brahmastra is the Bollywood fantasy India has been waiting for

Brahmastra is massive and beautifully handled. There's no compromise on visual effects and the shots are breathtaking. But it is weighed down by romance.

‘Cuttputlli’ is among the worst of Akshay Kumar’s career, which takes some doing

Cuttputlli, loosely based on Soviet serial killer Anatoly Slivko, is a lesson in what not to do with a crime drama.

Glitz, glamour, ‘first-world’ problems—Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Wives is a guilty pleasure

Maheep, Bhavana, Seema and Neelam are back with their lives in the second season of Netflix's show. It's the desi version of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.

Idris Elba’s Beast is frenetic, fun and brings the South African bush alive

The Beast poster suggests a bonkers battle between a man and a lion with Idris channelling his inner Dwayne Johnson. Thankfully, the final product is not that.

On Camera

YourTurn

South Asian stores in Leicester, England | Ned Trifle/Flickr

For decades, Leicester built communal walls. Waves of immigrants made it more toxic

East Ham and Waltham Forest are Pakistani Punjabi, Luton is Kashmiri Muslim, Southall is Punjabi Sikh, and Tower Hamlet is Bangladeshi. Each walled off their neighbourhoods to other immigrants.
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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