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Raat Akeli Hai review: Netflix’s Nawazuddin-Radhika Apte thriller checks all the right boxes

Honey Trehan's crime drama explores greed, corruption and the nexus between the police and the state. With an ensemble cast that delivers, this film would have dazzled on the big screen.

‘Gorgeous drama but flat dialogue’ — Mira Nair’s ‘A Suitable Boy’ opens to mixed reactions

The first episode of BBC’s first period drama starring only people of colour aired Sunday. An adaptation of Vikram Seth's novel, the show will come to India later in this year on Netflix.
The 2011-batch IAS officer Abhishek Singh | Facebook: Abhishek Singh

Will give people a peek into the system — IAS officer who will star in Netflix’s Delhi Crime

Abhishek Singh, who is already an online sensation after featuring in musical video Dil Tod Ke, will now play an IAS officer in season 2 of popular Netflix series Delhi Crime.

‘Indian Matchmaking’ might be controversial but it’s helping Netflix in battle for India

Some describe the show as a 'cringe-fest' but the buzz around it illustrates that Netflix could start leveraging content produced for India to gain a wider audience overseas as well.
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Netflix and Amazon are scoring big wins in the battle for Bollywood

Netflix says it has added six new Indian films that would otherwise have gone to cinemas, while Hotstar has at least seven such movies on tap.

Netflix celebrates ‘aunty gaze’, caste and colourism in Indian matchmaking

The show, which follows matchmaker Sima Taparia find suitable partners for Indians & Indian Americans, perpetuates the regressive idea that parents know best.
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There’s still nothing even close to Netflix, Covid crisis has made that very clear

Stay-at-home orders may have given Netflix’s competitors a chance to amass a quick following, but subscribers are finding there isn’t much in those platforms except their top programs.
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How Netflix has transformed from being an upstart to a Hollywood studio

The streaming giants — Ted Sarandos & Reed Hastings have helped Netflix produce hundreds of programs that span reality shows, sitcom, blockbusters — all in multiple languages.
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These are Netflix’s 10 most popular original movies

The list provides the clearest picture yet of what types of movies are most popular on Netflix, which has historically been secretive about viewership.
Tripti Dimri in a still from Bulbbul | Netflix

Bulbbul review: Anushka Sharma’s new Netflix production upturns the idea of a fairy-tale

Directed by Anvita Dutt, the movie is a feminist take on childhood stories that combines horror, period drama & social commentary.

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Hinduphobia makes Kamala Harris’ identity a liability. So she is ‘Black’ in US media

No wonder the wealthy and influential, but largely Democratic, Indian-American community has not yet welcomed Kamala Harris’ candidature as warmly as might be expected.
Rishi Sunak, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, departs from Number 10 Downing Street in London, UK, on 13 February 2020 | Simon Dawson | Bloomberg

UK economy plunges into deep recession, shrinks 20.4% between April and June

Reacting to Office for National Statistics data, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the figures confirm that hard times were here and warned about more job losses in the coming months.

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Army convoy moving towards eastern Ladakh from Leh on 30 June 2020 (representational image) | ANI

30,000 additional troops in Eastern Ladakh, Army faces stiff task housing them for winter

There is an infrastructure shortage in Eastern Ladakh, stemming from the fact that such large-scale movement of troops was unheard of in the region, and due to the challenging terrain.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.