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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...

As we celebrate Kargil victory, ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’ reminds us not to caricature Pakistan

The film maintains a respectful dignity toward the enemy, a sentiment that is relevant in these hyper-nationalistic times.

On Camera

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A still from Laal Singh Chaddha starring Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan

Why Laal Singh Chaddha is not a Forrest Gump remake. It’s just another Bollywood film

The makers of Laal Singh Chaddha set limits for the film by not choosing a lead character from the majority dominant Hindu community.
Former Deutsche Bank CEO Anshu Jain | File image | Flickr

Former Deutsche Bank CEO Anshu Jain dies at 59

Jaipur-born Jain was the first non-European to head Deutsche Bank; family remembers his fighting spirit till the very end

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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