Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
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Why Bollywood needs a Parvathy Thiruvothu — an actress not afraid of the F-word

Parvathy Thirovothu called out Arjun Reddy’s misogyny on Film Companion, as Alia Bhatt fidgeted with her nails and Deepika Padukone made sure lipstick didn't stain her teeth.

Article 15 takes off on Badaun, Una cases, stirs debate on depiction of trauma in Bollywood

ThePrint speaks to filmmakers, victims' families and psychologists to understand why films on real-life traumas are made and their possible impact.

CDs & DVDs killed the VCR — but not before it gave Indians Hollywood, porn and memories

The VCR had to die with the advent of CD and DVD players but it would always remain a small step in technology, but a giant leap for Indians.

Girish Karnad, the prolific filmmaker and actor whose movies mirrored society

Some of Girish Karnad’s remarkable award-winning movies both as a director and actor are Vamsha Vriksha, Samskara, Nishant, Iqbal and Manthan.

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 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.

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.

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

YourTurn

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, in Tokyo, Tuesday | ANI

Quad action against ‘illegal fishing’ may also target China’s Indo-Pacific ‘political activities’

Indo-Pacific Partnership for Maritime Domain Awareness will use advanced & integrated satellite imagery & technology to combat illegal fishing & 'dubious operations' of Chinese maritime militia.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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