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Protest against the release of film Padmaavat

The madness around ‘Padmaavat’ is like the fire that starts when you criticise the Quran

The madness around Padmaavat is similar to the fire that starts if someone criticises the Quran or critiques Islam.
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Despite Rajasthan’s regressive march, India’s liberals flock to Jaipur Lit Fest

The Raje government has banned the release of ‘Padmaavat’ in the state, claiming that the film shows disrespect to Rajput women.

Rajput women say suicide plan over ‘Padmaavat’ still on; Karni Sena says it isn’t

Karni Sena has formed teams to convince men and women to refrain from the Hindu custom of mass self-immolation by women. 
Members of Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena shout slogans against fimmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali during a protest demanding for a total ban on the movie "Padmaavat'

If you care about a woman’s ‘honour’ fight for her safety, not over ‘Padmaavat’

All this faux talk about protecting a ‘woman’s honour’ is nothing more than a way for men, and society, to keep women in control.
Deepika Padukone in the film Padmaavat

Has controversy guaranteed ‘Padmaavat’ box office success?

The name of the game is ‘create buzz’, and films like Udta Punjab show that nothing helps that more than a pre-release controversy.

HoaXposed: Was Smriti Irani really dancing to ‘Ghoomar’?

The video claims to show Smriti Irani and Harsimrat Kaur dancing to the song 'Ghoomar' from the film Padmaavat. The tweet has since been deleted.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.

Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.


After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?