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Albert Pinto continues to be angry in 2019, thanks to uncaring govt & ruthless society

Manav Kaul’s Pinto channelises the anger of a society where electricity is yet to reach villages but alcohol and flesh trade are a reality.
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.
New Delhi Times

Shashi Kapoor’s New Delhi Times gives a true picture of journalism, warts and all

New Delhi Times conveys the fundamental duality that plagues all journalists — the thrill of chasing a ‘good story’ that is also a human tragedy.
Amitabh Bachchan and Taapsee Pannu in a screen grab from the trailer | YouTube

Badla is a thrilling whodunnit delivered effortlessly by Taapsee Pannu & Amitabh Bachchan

A lawyer and a businesswoman sit down to talk about murder in Badla and leave you wanting for more.
A still from Total Dhamaal | Facebook

Total Dhamaal review: An exercise in mediocrity that would make mediocre look better

The third instalment in the Dhamaal series has all the animals and actors in the zoo but not one funny bone.
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Every Bollywood reincarnation story must tip its hat to Bimal Roy’s Madhumati

Of the many things that Bimal Roy’s Madhumati got right, Pran’s antagonistic turn was one.
Sonam K. Ahuja in a still from the film | YouTube

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga shows Bollywood is finally understanding sexuality

It is not the task of Sonam Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao-starrer 'Ek Ladki...' to break all stereotypes about sexuality, but it has set the ball rolling.
Emraan Hashmi in a still from Why Cheat India | @EmraanHFilms/Twitter

No cheatsheet can rescue Emraan Hashmi’s Why Cheat India

Preachy dialogues and a half-baked script pull the film down.
Anupam Kher in a still from the film | Facebook

Any resemblance of Anupam Kher to Manmohan Singh is purely accidental

Vijay Ratnakar Gutte’s The Accidental Prime Minister is a far cry from both Manmohan Singh’s life and politics.
Poster of Zero | Facebook @iamSRK

Why I would have walked out of Shah Rukh Khan’s film Zero within minutes

The fundamental right to see Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma-starrer Zero is denied to most in the disabled community.

On Camera

Why Right-wingers and lapsed liberals hate Romila Thapar, the mother of history in India

The dislike for Romila Thapar is embedded in belief that Left-liberal monopoly on scholarship has denied Hindus their rightful place in history.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

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RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
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.