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Kesari movie review

Kesari sees Akshay Kumar’s rebirth as an action hero as the actor dies

We are all well aware of Akshay Kumar’s knack for taking on social themes, but in Kesari he delivers an entire syllabus on social and political justice.
A poster from 2.0 | Facebook

Rajinikanth’s film 2.0 has dazzling CGI and Thalaiva in a triple role, but nothing can save it

Akshay Kumar, the bird-loving villain and Rajinikanth, the bird-disrespecting hero fight it out in this 3D film. 
2A still from the trailer of Rajinikanth's film 2.0 | Facebook

How long can Rajinikanth stop time with 2.0 special effects?

As Rajinikanth ages, he needs the trappings of ever-more expensive films like 2.0 to give him the wings to fly.
A file photo of Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar appears before Punjab police SIT in Guru Granth Sahib desecration case

His name came up in a report for organising a meeting between Sukhbir Badal and Dera chief Ram Rahim.
Sukhbir Badal with Akshay Kumar and Yo Yo Honey Singh during the unveiling of league Franchisees names and logos of World Kabaddi league in 2014

Akshay Kumar & Sukhbir Singh Badal are friends who bonded over their love for kabaddi

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar & former Punjab deputy CM Sukhbir Singh Badal have both been summoned for questioning in the 2015 sacrilege row.
A file photo of Akshay Kumar | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Akshay Kumar denies meeting Ram Rahim after Punjab SIT summons in sacrilege probe

Akshay Kumar was asked to appear on 21 Nov after his name came up in a report for organising a meeting between Sukhbir Badal and Dera chief Ram Rahim.
Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher in a still from Special 26 | YouTube

As CBI investigates CBI, the movie to watch is Special 26

Neeraj Pandey-directed and Akshay Kumar-starrer Special 26 is a con artist drama based on a real-life incident.
Vinod Dua

#MeToo: Filmmaker Nishtha Jain alleges Vinod Dua harassed her in 1989, he denies

Jain says the incident occurred when Dua interviewed her for a job. Dua denies the allegation, says he’ll issue a statement Monday.
Vinod Dua

Left or Right must not matter in #MeToo: Nishtha Jain, who outed journalist Vinod Dua

Right-wing accounts were quick to use Jain’s allegation of sexual harassment against Dua, a famous Left-liberal voice critical of the Modi government.
Akshay Kumar

Picture abhi patriarchy hai: Studying Bollywood’s sexism disease

A look at dialogues, characters, relationships and censorship in 30 landmark Bollywood films.

On Camera

File photo of Narendra Modi at the Dhola Sadia Bridge, across River Brahmaputra, in Assam | PIB

Under Modi government, the PMGSY road scheme is connecting every last Indian

Beneficiaries of the programme from Manipur, Meghalaya and Odisha talk about how their lives were transformed thanks to the newly built roads.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.