Friday, 20 May, 2022
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Netflix lays off 150 employees mostly in US amid slow revenue growth

The Netflix firings follow the unexpected loss of 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter and a forecast for the loss of another two million this period.

‘Damini’ to ‘Guilty Minds’ — Indian legal dramas go beyond ‘order, order’, wild meltdowns

Tearful oath-taking on the Gita and lawyers shouting ‘Objection, Milords’ have been replaced with ‘realistic’ courtroom depictions. Amazon Prime’s ‘Guilty Minds’ does justice too.

In a world of Disney+, HBO Max, Netflix losing subscribers is a sign of less promising future

For Netflix, all of the eggs are in the same basket. Even small changes to subscriber numbers force a re-conceptualisation of their future.

KGF, Pushpa, Baahubali — For South India, this is the era of multi-part movies

Why did Katappa kill Bahubali? The question that flashed at the end of Rajamouli’s blockbuster started a series of multi-part movies in South cinema. And it’s paying.

With SRK+ teaser, Shah Rukh Khan shows love trumps hate. Smear campaigns can’t dent Badshah

From 'Pathan' teaser, to endorsing Thums Up and #AskSRK sessions, SRK restarted an online empire that shows 'Khan' is still a superhero.

Off The Cuff with Ajay Bijli

In the latest edition of ThePrint 'Off The Cuff', Ajay Bijli, chairman and managing director, PVR Limited, was in conversation with our Editor-in-Chief Shekhar...

OTT channel Flixbug promises new era of entertainment and stories from Kolkata

It offers a wide variety of domestic and international films, original web series, and reality shows. It will showcase Ebar Shalyajit, the last work of legendary actors, the late Soumitro Chattopadhyay, and Madhabi Mukherjee.

And, cut! — Modi govt’s new cinema bill a ‘super censor’. And Netflix no longer an oasis

From Haider to Tandav, India is no stranger to the ‘invisible hand’ in films and content. But the new Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill takes it a step further.

New IT rules should use civil, not criminal penalties to make platforms more accountable

The new IT Rules not only force social media platforms to exercise judgements on censorship, but also potentially implicate employees in criminal proceedings.

Rule on blocking content has been around since 2009, govt defends digital media guidelines

The government on Thursday had said a 'code of ethics' and three-tier grievance redressal mechanism would be applicable for news publishers, OTT platforms and digital media.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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