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(L-R) Film-maker Karan Johar and actors Alia Bhatt and Kangana Ranaut | ANI

Aaj Tak focuses on ‘Drugs Par Star War’, India Today looks at Covid across South Asia

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan speaks in the Rajya Sabha during monsoon session on 15 September |

Security tightened outside Jaya Bachchan’s home after Parliament speech addressing Bollywood

Rajya Sabha member Jaya Bachchan Tuesday argued for govt support to the film industry and slammed those tarnishing its image.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the combined meeting of defence ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) | Twitter

Zee News says India now a ‘sher’ in foreign policy, News18 says country supports Ravi Kishan

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
Jaya Bachchan speaks in the Rajya Sabha during the ongoing Winter Session of Parliament on 2 December, 2019 | PTI

Kangana hits out at Jaya Bachchan, PM greets Swamy & the perfect job CV

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
Babul Supriyo heckled at Jadavpur University

BJP minister Babul Supriyo trashes talk of Bollywood drug addiction, says it’s grossly unfair

Babul Supriyo's remarks come a day after BJP MP and Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan said Bollywood has a drug addiction problem.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bawarchi — the Hrishikesh Mukherjee classic that humanised Bollywood’s first superstar

Rajesh Khanna, who delivered 17 hits in a row & had a fan following which included women who married his photos, was akin to a deity. Hrishikesh Mukherjee's Bawarchi made him more relatable.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with daughter Aaradhya | Instagram | aishwaryaraibachchan_arb

Aishwarya Rai, daughter Aaradhya test positive for Covid-19

Actors Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan took to social media Saturday night to confirm that they are Covid positive, while Jaya Bachchan tested negative.
Illustration: ThePrint Team

Jawani Diwani was candyfloss Bollywood, but it turned many stereotypes on their head

Fun and frothy, this light-hearted rom com features songs that are on every party playlist even today
Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh (left) and Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan | Photos: Commons

On his ‘death bed’, Amar Singh seeks forgiveness from Amitabh Bachchan and family

Ex-SP leader Amar Singh was practically part of the Bachchan family, but fell out and called them a host of names over the years. Now, he regrets his ‘overreaction’.
Amitabh Bachchan in Kaun Banega Crorepati | AmitabhBachchan/Facebook

Believe it or not — Amitabh Bachchan’s baritone voice was rejected by All India Radio

Mrinal Sen's Bhuvan Shome not only launched the ‘art’ cinema movement, but it also launched the career of Amitabh Bachchan — ironies never cease to exist.

On Camera

Woman working on a laptop (Representational image) | Flickr

Is it ‘shirk from home’? Jury’s still out as Europe begins working from home again

There is no evidence yet of mass remote work’s impact in the longer term on company productivity, but the current outlook is mixed at best.

Harley Davidson to discontinue sales and manufacturing operations in India

Harley’s decision comes weeks after Toyota Motor Corp. said it won’t expand further in India due to the country’s high tax regime.

Defence

File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian soldiers at LAC have go-ahead to open fire in self-defence, India tells China

With no signs of disengagement on the ground in Ladakh, where India and China have been locked in a stand-off since April, both sides will stay dug in during the region’s bitter winter too.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?