Saturday, 1 October, 2022

Topic: Nepotism

SubscriberWrites: Tackling nepotism in politics is more important than Bollywood

Deepak Bharti writes that Bollywood has no accountability towards common people, unlike politicians whose activities affect daily lives.

Jaya Bachchan to Taapsee Pannu – Bollywood’s women defend industry. Macho male stars are MIA

Bollywood’s leading men such as Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan haven’t defended the industry from attacks or supported colleagues.

Nepotism is key in musical gharanas too. But anger only for Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput’s death put Bollywood’s nepotism in spotlight. But feudal sites with the power to break young careers have been the hallmark of classical gharanas too.

Bollywood to politics to police, everyone has a ‘theory’ about Sushant Singh Rajput’s death

Every day, there’s a new agency, a new politician and a new actor jumping into the drama surrounding Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, even as media and citizens conduct their own trial.

Compensation for education system, and vaccine vs Rafale

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

It’s a dirty picture — that’s what Sushant Singh Rajput’s death reminds us about Bollywood

Bollywood can be so unfair to the outsider because it is a brutally competitive game with no umpires, adjudicators or whistle-blowers.

Indian media’s priorities, and the collective victory of Covid vaccine

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Nepotistic privilege should be a matter of social shame. It holds India back

Woke young millennials should start looking down upon friends who take the easy route of following up on their parents’ careers.

Sushant Singh Rajput’s family rates Alia Bhatt’s Sadak 2 as 98% nepotistic on Nepometer 

Nepometer website was launched last month by Rajput’s brother-in-law Vishal Kirti. It rates movies based on whether the crew has people from the film industry or outside it.

Potential Covid drug favipiravir to be available at Rs 103/pill at pharmacies by month-end

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

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Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.