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Paatal Lok on Amazon Prime is to Delhi what Sacred Games was for Mumbai

Saif Ali Khan's Sartaj Singh from Netflix’s show can take a rest. My latest ‘grey’ character crush is Hathi Ram Chaudhary in Paatal Lok, played by Jaideep Ahlawat.

Omkara to Sacred Games to Tanhaji: Saif Ali Khan is always on the edge of tomorrow

This is what his directors Navdeep Singh, Imtiaz Ali and Vikramaditya Motwane had to say about the Chhote Nawab and his curious choice of roles.

Hindu group wants a ban on Netflix: Should streaming platforms be more culture-sensitive?

Shiv Sena’s IT cell member Ramesh Solanki filed a complaint against Netflix India for “hurting Hindu sentiments” and showing an “incorrect picture of Hindus and India globally”.
Netflix

Trolls attacking Netflix for being ‘Hindu-phobic’ are conveniently ignoring its pro-Hindu shows

From Baba Ramdev's biography to the original Ramayana series, Netflix India is streaming something for everyone.

Saif Ali Khan in Sacred Games: Is Netflix the only way for Bollywood Khans to stay relevant?

Saif Ali Khan, whose last few movies tanked at the box office, has tasted success with Sacred Games on Netflix.

Sacred Games, GoT, Black Mirror: Do sequels tend to disappoint?

The much-anticipated season 2 of Netflix's Sacred Games has received brutal criticism, with many saying that the plot line is not gripping enough.
A still from Sacred Games season 2 | YouTube

Drugs, religion & politics: Sacred Games Season 2 doesn’t paint a rosy picture of India

Like the first season of Sacred Games, the second season too has some really powerful women — but they are mere catalysts in the men’s lives.
Graphic by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint.in

Netflix, Smriti Irani, Alia Bhatt & more — the 15 articles we got trolled for most in 2018

A selection of the news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this year that drew the most flak and trolling on social media.
Rajshri Deshpande in a still from Netflix's first Indian web series, Sacred Games | YouTube

After Amazon, Netflix said to have agreed to censor its content in India

Netflix has riled some sections in India with explicit violence & sex. But the firm says it has not agreed to censor its content.
Seeing Netflix as a data aggregation company might clue us into the company's future plans. | Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg

Uncensored Netflix is forcing Indian audiences to grow up

From the deliciously sexy Lust Stories to shows like Romil and Jugal, Netflix and Prime Video have given creators courage.

On Camera

Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala | Commons

Padmanabhaswamy verdict can reduce the rich temple to go to Communists with a begging bowl

The Supreme Court has also ordered a 25-year audit of the Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Even scam-tainted promoters or companies have not had to face such long-term audits.
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After luring Google & Facebook, Mukesh Ambani plans to build a global digital company

Mukesh Ambani unveiled a slew of services from Jio, including a 5G network as early as next year and a mega video-streaming platform.

Defence

The new SiG 716 G2 rifles in use with the Indian Army | By special arrangement

Rifles, missiles, ammunition, drones — armed forces on shopping spree amid LAC tensions

Unprecedented emergency powers given to armed forces under the capital budget, for purchases of new equipment and systems, are likely to ease bottlenecks.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.