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Lagaan to Dhadak: Bollywood has a Dalit problem and it refuses to fix it

Hollywood has begun to address the issue of diversity but Hindi films continue to fare poorly on representation of caste.
Farhan Mehboob

Pak squash player alleges Indian officials offered him Rs20 mn to drop out of a 2014 match

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan's Presidential Palace opened to public for first time in history; Nandita Das’sManto cleared by Pakistan’s censor board. 
Women leaders at Hidden No More 2018

How Hollywood brought women of STEM & arts together so they are no longer ‘Hidden Figures’

Women from across the world are coming together to boost their presence in STEM & arts.
Illustration by ThePrint team

Enough Slumdog Millionaire, when will Hollywood make Crazy Rich Asians for Indians?

American rom-com drama Crazy Rich Asians directed by Jon M. Chu released in India this week. After The Joy Luck Club, it was the first major Hollywood film to have a largely Asian American cast. ThePrint asks: Enough Slumdog Millionaire, when will Hollywood make Crazy Rich Asians for Indians? Want Hollywood to show you in a positive light, increase your wealth and earn it Achyut Mishra Journalist India has multiple facets and Slumdog Millionaire showed one side of it. While we can criticise Hollywood if we feel that its depiction of that facet, i.e. India’s poverty, was inaccurate, we can’t expect it to focus on another facet that we believe might be more representative of India. Crazy Rich Asians has Singapore as its backdrop which has a per capita income of more than $80,000 in PPP terms. Compare that with India, whose per capita income is yet to touch even $10,000. So even though we have our Ambanis...
The Hollywood icon in California

Top shark movie since ‘Jaws’ may solve US-China film puzzle

Co-productions help the Hollywood industry leverage on China’s fast-growing film market, which is now the world’s second largest. 
Tom Cruise

India wants Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ censored globally for J&K map

I&B ministry has asked the MEA to raise objections and get the ‘misrepresentation’ removed from the global version of the film.
Priyanka Chopra

Book on Priyanka Chopra shows why ethnicity of Quantico’s protagonist was not a big deal

Many Indians were waiting for Priyanka Chopra to fail in Quantico and they found her failure in her accent.
Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra at JFK airport earlier this month | Gotham/Getty Images

Nick Jonas lucked out with Priyanka Chopra — not the other way around

Priyanka Chopra has done what no other Indian star has been able to do — cross over without sacrificing her stardom in either Bollywood or Hollywood.
This isn't the first time Kristen Stewart has stepped forward to show her 'Heelhate' | Andreas Rentz | Getty Images

Kristen Stewart shedding her heels on the Cannes red carpet was a tall act

American actress had removed her heels at the Cannes film festival where it is mandatory for women to wear them.
Debates on sexual harassment are raging across the globe.

Global Pulse: From ‘whisper networks’ to a loud, emphatic debate on sexual harassment

The resigned air that has for decades bred women’s “whisper networks” about sexual harassment seems to be giving way to emphatic and tense debates on the “legitimate” ways of calling out predators across the world.

On Camera

File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.