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Aar Paar, Guru Dutt’s 1954 film that featured authentic, realistic dialogue by Abrar Alvi

Guru Dutt, Shyama, Shakila and Johnny Walker star in this noirish comedy-thriller with great tunes by O.P. Nayyar.
YouTube screengrab of Saroj Khan from PSBT documentary The Saroj Khan Story

Saroj, the Khan who made Madhuri and Sridevi the dancing queens of Bollywood

Saroj Khan, who died Friday, is called the mother of Indian film choreography for how she changed the game using Kathak and folk elements.
Saroj Khan at an event

Veteran Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan dies at 71

Khan was admitted to Guru Nanak Hospital last Saturday after she complained of breathing issues. The mandatory Covid-19 test done at the hospital showed a negative result.

Mirza Ghalib: The movie was the perfect marriage of the poet’s words with Suraiya’s voice

When Jawaharlal Nehru told her she had brought Ghalib's soul back to life with this movie, he was not exaggerating.

The legendary Suraiya: Actor by accident, singer by design & heartbroken by circumstance

The multitalented performer ruled Hindi cinema for decades before quitting it as suddenly as she joined it.

5 performances by which to remember Sushant Singh Rajput — from Kai Po Che! to Chhichhore

Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead in his Mumbai home Sunday. The 34-year-old was known for his energetic performances of relatable roles.

Salaam Bombay! is a haunting exploration of child labour in India

The proceeds from the movie were used to set up Salaam Baalak Trust, an NGO that works for the welfare of street children.

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.

Writer, filmmaker, journalist — Khwaja Ahmad Abbas was master of all trades

With 74 books, 90 short stories, 3,000 journalistic articles, 40 films and several plays to his name, Abbas was as prolific as he was progressive.
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Raj Kapoor’s Awara is all the more relevant in the context of India’s migrant crisis

The movie, known for bringing Charlie Chaplin into Bollywood, is a gripping drama that shows the vicious circle of crime and poverty.

On Camera

File photo | An employee inspects a godown of Food Corporation of India (FCI) where rice bags are being stored during a nationwide lockdown, in Srinagar | PTI

FCI has highest rice, wheat stock since 2005. Modi govt continuing legacy of bad economics

It is clear from the rising stock of rice and wheat that the government has been buying more from farmers than what it requires during a pandemic.
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Modi govt drops plan to merge 3 state-owned general insurance companies

Decision to merge the 3 companies — National Insurance Co Ltd, United India Insurance Co Ltd, and Oriental Insurance Co Ltd — ahead of their proposed listing was announced in 2018 budget.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

There’s ‘thinning down’ of Chinese troops at Finger 4 at Pangong lake, but no pullback yet

India-China disengagement at Pangong lake will be a focus area in the next round of military talks at the corps commander level. 
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.