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Actor Kangana Ranaut and Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray. | Photo: ThePrint Team

Dev Anand to Kangana Ranaut — Shiv Sena has had a long love-hate relationship with Bollywood

Kangana Ranaut’s spat with the Shiv Sena is only the latest incident in the party’s long history of an oxymoron relationship with Bollywood.

Remembering Jeevan, Indian cinema’s favourite villain who also played Narad Muni 61 times

Actor Jeevan Kumar played countless roles in his prolific career, never failing to evolve in his craft.
Uma Devi in a still from the movie Aabroo

The first female comedian in Bollywood, Tun Tun was a trailblazer

A sordid childhood, a Bollywood dream and a lot of talent — nothing is more filmy than singer and actor Tun Tun’s life story.
Meena Kumari | Commons

Meena Kumari was more than just the tragedy queen and this movie shows us why

Meena Kumari plays a happy and carefree character in S.M. Sriramulu Naidu’s 1955 film.
Representational image | Flickr

IAS officer Dilip Kumar appointed OSD to become the first bureaucrat in Lokpal

He has been appointed for a period of six months on additional charge basis or till a new incumbent joins the post.
Actor Vyjayanthimala

Every Bollywood reincarnation story must tip its hat to Bimal Roy’s Madhumati

Of the many things that Bimal Roy’s Madhumati got right, Pran’s antagonistic turn was one.
Saira Banu with Dilip Kumar

‘I beg’ — actor Saira Banu pleads with Modi on Twitter to act against Mumbai ‘land shark’

Saira Banu has alleged a Mumbai builder has been harassing her and husband Dilip Kumar to usurp his plots in the plush Pali Hill area.
Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis speaks in Akola | PTI

Fadnavis steps in to help after Saira Banu seeks meeting with PM on Dilip Kumar’s bungalow

A city-based builder had falsely claimed ownership of the two plots on which Kumar's bungalow has been built in Pali Hill, Mumbai.
A still from Sunghursh | YouTube

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.
Kishore Kumar

When Kishore Kumar spoke to Pritish Nandy about Bombay, Hitchcock and his many wives

In this candid interview, the legendary singer talked about his love for nature and why he decided to move from Bombay to Khandwa.

On Camera

Time to expand America’s footprint in India. A new consulate will be a good start

On the heels of the US and China closing consulates in each other’s country, the symbolism alone would be particularly significant.

Disney slashes 28,000 workers in one of biggest layoffs of Covid era

The belt-tightening move affects Disney's theme-park, cruise-line and retail businesses, and includes executives and salaried employees.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.