Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicDocumentary

Topic: Documentary

Indus River is dying in Pakistan. 2 filmmakers are showing the world why

Garbage pollution and construction to climate change: the Indus River is on its last breath. Filmmakers are exploring the ‘irreversible damage’.

Baghjan Reels — a stirring documentary on the victims of India’s longest oil well fire

The oil leak in Assam's Baghjan didn't capture media attention as the Vizag incident. But the 34-minute-long documentary is a grave reminder of its cost.

Hotstar’s ‘Get Back’ is an 8-hour journey into The Beatles. But they could’ve let it be

Peter Jackson’s eight-hour-long, three-part documentary is like overdosing on doughnuts; eventually, you’ll ask yourself why you didn’t stop at three.

The horror in Netflix’s ‘Burari Deaths’ is that any of our homes can be a ‘house of secrets’

As journalists, police, neighbours, friends and even family try to make sense of what happened in the Delhi household in 2018, it’s clear that we’ll always ask ‘what if’.

‘Taste the nation’ — Padma Lakshmi explores American diversity with new docuseries on food

In over 10 episodes, Padma Lakshmi travels to various parts of the US to meet its indigenous and immigrant communities and hear their stories through the food they eat.

When others tell our stories: Why Oscar win for ‘Period’ is yet another Slumdog moment

Like Period, both Bohemian Rhapsody and Slumdog Millionaire were films waiting for Indians to make them.

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

Sun Temple, Martand, Jammu and Kashmir. | Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

‘Indians never invaded’ is a myth. Guptas, Cholas, Lalitaditya Muktapida were conquerors

Rashtrakutas raided the Himalayas, Tamil Nadu; the Cholas Bengal, Indonesia; Kashmiris Punjab, Afghanistan, and Xinjiang. Medieval Indians had a big appetite for conquests.
File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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