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Basu Chatterjee told simple, heartfelt stories that had no heroes, only people like us

Even as action & masala took over the '70s, Basu Chatterjee gave us extraordinary films about ordinary people with ordinary lives.
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Music composer duo Sajid-Wajid’s mother tests positive for Covid-19

Razina Khan is admitted to Surana Hospital in Chembur, where Wajid Khan was also undergoing treatment and died of cardiac arrest Monday.

5 of Sajid-Wajid’s best songs to remember composer, lyricist & singer Wajid Khan

Since their debut in 1998, Sajid-Wajid have been known for their popular party hits, but their musical repertoire is vast and varied.
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Indians who support Kapil Mishra are saying #BlackLivesMatter. Let that sink in

Even celebrities like Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra love some low-stake social media solidarity. But to do justice to George Floyd, we must fix our own house first.
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Sunil Dutt’s one-actor movie Yaadein is an oddly apt watch in these isolated times

Sunil Dutt's National Award-winning directorial debut shows his prowess as an actor & filmmaker, and his willingness to take risks.

‘Others were sweeping, cooking, I made a film’: Ram Gopal Varma releases Coronavirus trailer

Director-producer Ram Gopal Varma claimed that his latest feature film is shot entirely during the lockdown and could be the world's first feature film on the novel coronavirus.

Is the future of cinema expensive, hygiene-friendly theatres or at-home Netflix experiences?

Hit by lockdown, Indian film industry will lose an estimated Rs 2,500 crore, with PVR expecting theatres to reopen only by July-August.

Ghoomketu review: The Nawazuddin Siddiqui starrer has its moments but falls flat

Even brilliant actors cannot save this film, now streaming on Zee5, from its weak script and poor editing.
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Anurag Kashyap, Kunal Kamra, others to auction awards, perform live to fund Covid testing kits

The move has found support from poet-lyricist Javed Akhtar, director Neeraj Ghaywan, singer Vishal Dadlani & more from entertainment industry.

Balu Mahendra, the filmmaker inspired by Pather Panchali, who changed South Indian movies

The Moondram Pirai maker gave South Indian audiences a break from gaudy films with realistic, visually uplifting stories.

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Representational image | Police personnel walk past a message that reads 'Please Protect Yourself And Others' at Marine Drive, during Covid pandemic | PTI

Covid is India’s big chance to fix police – from blunt force instrument to civilian service

Outdated policing techniques such as coercion and suppression won’t work in post-Covid India. Police-public relationship needs to change.

40 Covid apps across India: Lack of coordination or needed for micro-management?

India now has nearly 40 Covid-19 apps, including Aarogya Setu. The purpose of these apps range from contact tracing to providing health information and issuing e-passes.


Ladakh shows Modi is risking relations with China by getting too close to Trump

India-China border tensions must be seen in the backdrop of Beijing’s deteriorating international relations during the coronavirus outbreak, experts say.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.