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Churchill to Arundhati Roy—Sahebs Who Never Left documentary is confused who to blame

The first part of the YouTube documentary series made by Praveen Chaturvedi tries to cater to the dominant political narrative. But its just laughable.

SonyLIV’s Wonder Women no DC magnum opus. But it shows female grit, pregnancy to sisterhood

A warm cup of soup on a cold winter day, this film is sure to take you on a journey to self-discovery.

Ajay Devgn’s Drishyam 2 is how remakes are done. Bollywood now has a playbook to follow

Akshaye Khanna is the newest entrant. His past stint as inspector Dev in Ittefaq and now in Drishyam 2 makes you wonder why he doesn't act in more films.

Sudhir Mishra’s Tanaav on SonyLIV is a hollow take on Kashmir. The tension is missing

Now streaming on SonyLIV, the 12-episode thriller is an official Hindi remake of the 2015 Israeli Netflix show, Fauda.

Uunchai is Barjatya’s coming-of-age moment. He finally moved on from his 1990s Prem obsession

Danny Danzongpa has a relatively smaller role in the film. But ageing never looked that good on an Indian man before.

Wakanda Forever ensures Black Panther won’t become alien to fans. Take that, Captain America

Violence in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’s universe isn't just about warships, aircraft and high-tech weapons but one that leads its characters to the last stage of grief.

Yashoda is a Samantha Ruth Prabhu show and there is no taking away from it

From being sweet and mischievous in the first half to battling a scheming villain in the second half, Prabhu switches gears without glitches.

Netflix’s Monica, O My Darling a power-packed joyride. Watch for Rajkummar Rao, Huma Qureshi

Packed with many twists, turns and clever dialogues, the film is proof of Vasan Bala’s directorial skills.

Breathe: Into The Shadows 2 tries hard, but Abhishek Bachchan’s poker face ruins it

Streaming on Amazon Prime, it has a star-studded cast with Abhishek, Nithya Menen, and Amit Sadh. But that doesn't help if the show fizzles out all the suspense.

Netflix’s Enola Holmes 2 is political thriller treat after BBC’s Sherlock 4 failed to impress

The film never shies away from taking a strong political stance—labour to women's rights. Its alternate view of 19th-century Victorian London adds to the enjoyment.

On Camera

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.