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Sunil Dutt, the legendary actor & director who joined politics on Rajiv Gandhi’s request

On his 14th death anniversary, ThePrint remembers Sunil Dutt, his path-breaking films and political career.
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 still from 'Period. End of Sentence.' | Rayka Zehtabchi/Vimeo

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.

Congress hand deals its trump card prompting Modi, Shah to plot a ‘Plan V’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

The anarchy to follow Modi and his swift switch to Vivek Oberoi

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
Amitabh Bachchan

Imran Khan and Amitabh Bachchan: How the heroes of 80s have fallen in India and Pakistan

Amitabh Bachchan and Imran Khan epitomised an urbane, defiant modernity in the 1980s. Today, both are regressing into apologist shells of their cultural pasts.

On Camera

Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala | Commons

Padmanabhaswamy verdict can reduce the rich temple to go to Communists with a begging bowl

The Supreme Court has also ordered a 25-year audit of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Even scam-tainted promoters or companies have not had to face such long-term audits.
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After luring Google & Facebook, Mukesh Ambani plans to build a global digital company

Mukesh Ambani unveiled a slew of services from Jio, including a 5G network as early as next year and a mega video-streaming platform.

Defence

The new SiG 716 G2 rifles in use with the Indian Army | By special arrangement

Rifles, missiles, ammunition, drones — armed forces on shopping spree amid LAC tensions

Unprecedented emergency powers given to armed forces under the capital budget, for purchases of new equipment and systems, are likely to ease bottlenecks.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.