Monday, 4 July, 2022
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Topic: Cinema

Lagaan to Dhadak: Bollywood has a Dalit problem and it refuses to fix it

Hollywood has begun to address the issue of diversity but Hindi films continue to fare poorly on representation of caste.

Three Bollywood movies that revealed the complexity of being an Indian Muslim in 2018

In Manto, Mulk and Kedarnath, Bollywood’s Muslims learn to live dangerously.

Asians living in Britain are quite ignorant about each other’s rich religious diversity

In this witty excerpt, Sardar informs his readers of a radio show that reflects the evident reality of a divide in the British Asian community. 

Latest in India-Israel relationship: Diplomacy, movie-style

India has invited the west Asian to be the 'focus country' at IFFI 2018.

TalkPoint: Is it time for the government to stop giving awards to creative people and for artistes to stop craving for them?

Experts weigh in on the recent fiasco that happened at the National Film Awards ceremony in Delhi and the role of the government in conferring awards to creative people.

Padmavati has been a part of Indian theatre & cinema for 111 years, and nobody protested 

Since 1906, the Rani Padmini-Alauddin Khalji story has been told and retold multiple times in various forms, without people going up in arms.

The problem with India’s censor board is its morally conservative outlook

However, censorship and certification by the censor board before the release of a film isn't necessarily against the right to free speech 

I’ve seen more love, bonhomie between communities than hatred – Huma Qureshi

If Indians were inherently a divided lot, we wouldn’t have stuck together and stayed united, says the star of film Partition: 1947 Sanya Dhingra

‘Dunkirk’ has a message for Indian war-mongers

Dunkirk does not deglamourise war by romanticising peace, it does so by putting the audience right at the centre of war. Indian prime-time warriors might do well in watching this Christopher Nolan masterpiece.  Srijan Shukla 

Sen censorship is new sequel to conflict over CBFC’s politics

The Amartya Sen documentary censorship row is being slammed as another indicator of the politicisation and autocratic ways of the CBFC. AADYA SINHA

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

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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