Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: Padmaavat

SubscriberWrites: Padmaavat to Tanhaji, historical misrepresentation in Bollywood is due to political pressure

Emphasising negative characteristics in movies often encourage extremists to take up vigilante manoeuvres and cause disturbance in the society, writes Aditya Sundaray.

Mihira Bhoja was a Rajput, word Gurjar didn’t exist at the time, Karni Sena founder says

Karni Sena founder Lokendra Singh Kalvi's comment comes after row over caste of 9th century king Mihira Bhoja as UP CM Yogi Adityanath unveiled his statue, which was seen as a move to court Gurjar votes.

First Deepika, now Kareena — Karni Sena chief & BJP leader threatens Pataudis over ‘love jihad’

At mahapanchayat in Pataudi on ‘love jihad’ and religious conversion, Suraj Pal Amu allegedly threatens Saif and Kareena, says seed of ‘love jihad’ was sown from the time of Sharmila Tagore.

Modi is India’s ‘salesman-in-chief’ in the world, authoritarian at home

In ‘Brand New Nation’, Ravinder Kaur writes about how PM Modi promised to replace red tape with red carpet, but India is now in a permanent state of anticipation.

Panipat to Padmaavat: Can Bollywood make historical drama without hurting sentiments?

Ashutosh Gowariker’s film ‘Panipat’ has provoked controversy for its “unseemly” portrayal of Maharaja Surajmal.

Not just Panipat, Kabul unhappy with ‘undesirable’ portrayal of Afghans in other films too

In a letter to the Indian government in April, Afghanistan had raised concerns over depictions of Afghans in films like Kabul Express, Padmaavat and Kesari.

Jaitley, Rafale, Padmaavat — name a cause & this Supreme Court lawyer is ready with a case

Supreme Court advocate M.L. Sharma has been fined and reprimanded several times for his frivolous PILs, but that hasn’t stopped him.

Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh to tie the knot on 14-15 November

Bollywood actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have been in a relationship for many years, and will get married over two days at an undisclosed location.

The curious silences of Modi: Kathua rape not the only case where PM chose not to speak

Incidents like the lynching of Mohammad Akhlaq by cow vigilantes and the Padmaavat controversy failed to elicit a response from PM Modi.

How Ranveer Singh conquered the nepotistic world of Bollywood

From being an outsider in the film industry to being excited to see who his on-screen bisexual lover will be, actor Ranveer Singh talks about it all.

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor (Photo/ANI)

Operation ‘Discipline Tharoor’ failed in Kerala. But battle against Pinarayi won’t be easy

If his attacks on Modi and the BJP are any indication, Tharoor would rather be measured than go all-out, especially as an exponent of positive politics.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.