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Netflix isn’t the world’s most valuable media company any more

With its current market cap of $153.8 billion, Netflix again provokes concerns that it has become an investment bubble.
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Movie streaming giant Netflix subscriber growth faces test after $43 billion rally

Netflix Inc. will get a chance next week to validate the more than $40 billion added to its market value since the company’s blowout earnings report in April. The main question hanging over Netflix’s second-quarter results -- much like the first -- is whether the company can add enough streaming subscribers to satisfy investors, whose bullish bets have made the stock the second-best performer in the S&P 500 Index this year. Netflix silenced critics in the first quarter, adding almost 1 million more subscribers than analysts projected. But analysts have made that task more difficult in recent months by raising subscriber estimates, even as some question the stock’s valuation. “It’s possible expectations have gotten ahead of themselves,” Macquarie analyst Tim Nollen said in a research note ahead of the results. “It may take a solid beat to keep the stock momentum going.” Nollen has the equivalent of a buy rating on the...
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Delhi HC to hear plea that alleges Sacred Games defames Rajiv Gandhi

The plea was filed claiming incorrect depictions of Bofors case, Shah Bano case, Babri Masjid case and communal riots.
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Women in Netflix’s Sacred Games act as motivators for men, their own motivation is a mystery

Sacred Games allows so much space for lush, immersive storytelling, but all we get are, well, dead women, and the mystery of their motivation.
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With Sacred Games, Bollywood finds a new home for its politics in Netflix

Netflix finally allows Indian filmmakers the freedom to showcase their provocative politics without compromising on scale.
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Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette reclaims space for women in comedy

Hannah Gadsby suggests that if her routine sounds like a diatribe against cis white men, it is so.

The Indian Liberal, China inside Arunachal and why you should watch Lust Stories

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint in the last 24 hours. Be liberal. And that's a diktat. In the latest ‘National Interest’, ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta takes on those who stake claim to be true ‘liberals’, but are, in fact, not. Gupta says these ‘liberals’ lay down a set of rules and don’t tolerate any deviation, thus contradicting the very notion of being a liberal. And yes, he also reminds the ‘liberals’ that they can pour as much scorn on PM Modi as they want, but it will “only strengthen his base and reaffirm the myth of victimhood”. Read the column to delve deeper into the formidable arguments put forth by Gupta to make his point. Justice Chelameswar signs off In this exclusive interview to Maneesh Chhibber on his last day as a Supreme Court judge, Justice Chelameswar opens up on a range of issues, including the...
Lust Stories

Netflix’s ‘Lust Stories’ shatter the Indian silence on sex

Stories by Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee & Karan Johar break the silences and awkward articulation of talking sex.
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Shemaroo’s streaming service angles for new growth model in a bid to take on Netflix, Amazon

Shemaroo may produce some content, but sees controlled spending on content and platform maintenance as a key difference between its planned app and Netflix.
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It’s a Netflix world, or is it?

Netflix is now the most highly valued media company but market value is a function of stock price, and in this case that price is based more on investors’ hopes than concrete financials.

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No reason to believe Biden won’t be as friendly to Modi and India as Trump is

All administrations will see the world through the prism of US national security interests and India’s importance – with or without Modi – will weigh heavily.
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Global GDP could fall 20% over next 80 years due to climate change, economists warn

According to an analysis, tropical and subtropical countries whose average temperatures are already warmer than 15° C today face catastrophic economic degradation.

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India considering ITBP patrols in LAC ‘grey zones’ to keep the peace on China border

This could mean that Army will be away from grey zone areas of LAC, where forces from both India and China patrol and come face to face. At present, Army & ITBP jointly patrol grey zones.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.