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Seeta Aur Geeta is the legacy of Hema Malini, the actor

Hema Malini ruled the film from start to finish, which also starred reigning superstar Dharmendra and Sanjeev Kumar.

Long before India’s #MeToo, Pati Patni Aur Woh thought workplace harassment was funny

B.R. Chopra film’s overarching philosophy remains ‘men will be men’.

Superstar Dilip Kumar was the ‘Thug of Hindostan’ in 1968 hit film Sunghursh

If you are expecting a bandit-genre movie, Harnam Singh Rawail’s ‘Sunghursh’ is not it.

Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam took on adultery way before Supreme Court did

Abrar Alvi’s 1962 film Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam made way for a fearless and gutsy Meena Kumari.

Yash Chopra’s Waqt was the dazzling Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham of its time

Yash Chopra’s Waqt had it all: Family, love triangles, multiple stars, hit music and a courtroom.

Ankhen, India’s first big spy film had a Doctor, Madam, Captain, and of course, Lily

Ramanand Sagar's Ankhen was released in 1968, the year India’s spy agency RAW was formed.

Baharen Phir Bhi Aayengi was a 1966 film, but it speaks to the crisis in journalism today

The film is based on the relationship between an editor and a proprietor, and is a love-triangle melodrama set around the newsroom.

Narendra Modi’s gutter remark makes one want to watch ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ again

The tragedy of India is that almost four decades later, we are still living inside that last iconic shot of the film.

Amar Akbar Anthony is the perfect thematic prequel to Mulk

Rishi Kapoor’s Murad in Mulk is a four-decade-old version of the Akbar that he played in the 1977 multi-starrer minus the lightness.

Jeevan Mrityu is the movie to see as India amends corruption act to protect civil servants

Jeevan Mrityu serves as a standard for cinema that strives to point out the disease of dishonesty. Four years after the UPA government was toppled over...

On Camera

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Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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