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Possible to steal Amitabh Bachchan’s thunder? In Amazon Prime’s Chehre, Emraan Hashmi does

Chehre is not just Rhea Chakraborty's comeback, it is also Emraan Hashmi's. He's far beyond a 'lover boy'.

Netflix’s Sex Education is the closest we’ll get to ‘that’ conversation in India, for now

Conversations about sex make Indians uncomfortable. Even in school, where we are supposed to be educated, sexual health is a chapter best not taught.

In trying to save the world, James Bond just saved the franchise

Does the world need 007? James Bond has given us the ultimate Goldfinger.

Taxi Driver — one of India’s first ‘cabbie films’, which sealed Dev Anand’s romantic hero image

On Dev Anand's 98th birth anniversary, ThePrint revisits a film close to his heart — a complete Anand family production, whose heroine he married.

Guddi — Jaya Bhaduri’s debut, a coming-of-age story, and one of India’s best ‘fan films’

Though it was her debut movie, Jaya Bachchan put on a stellar show as Guddi, a young college girl in '70s India who crushes hard on Dharmendra and refuses to marry anyone else.

‘Khushboo’ — how Gulzar captured a strong woman who loves but won’t be a pushover

At a time when women did not have much say in a lot of matters, especially when it came to relationships & matrimony, 'Khushboo' is a story of a woman exercising her choice.

Just 2 fragrant Salil Chowdhury songs were enough to make 1974’s ‘Rajnigandha’ bloom

On Salil Chowdhury's 26th death anniversary, ThePrint revisits Basu Chatterjee's slice-of-life film on love and relationships, starring Amol Palekar and Vidya Sinha.

5 songs and 5 moods to remember Khayyam, Bollywood’s versatile music composer

The musical maestro did merely 57 films but his output was stellar and versatile. The songs of Kabhie Kabhie and Umrao Jaan are some of his timeless musical compositions. 

Upkar — film born of churn in newly-Independent India gave Bollywood a hit formula

Upkar, released in 1967, represents the issues India faced at the time. It celebrates rural India, and depicts the temptations that may trigger greed.

5 songs to remember Shakeel Badayuni, Hindi cinema’s romantic poet

Ahead of Shakeel Badayuni's 105th birth anniversary on 3 August, we look back on his remarkable career and his unabashedly romantic soul.

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra of Congress, a forerunner of women's question in India | PTI

Be it Congress, BJP, AAP—women’s question in India is a partisan issue. And that’s not so bad

India's woman question tests party imagination. Congress's focus on Nirbhaya, Unnao rape victim, and BJP's Uniform Civil Code show how.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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