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Arth

Arth may have been based on Mahesh Bhatt’s life, but Jagjit Singh played a starring role

Jagjit Singh's haunting ghazals compel listeners to question the meaning of love, loss, life and identity.
Girish Karnad and Shabana Azmi in Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's, Swami | Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Shabana Azmi is what Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay thought of when he wrote Swami

The 1977 film is an excellent tribute to Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s book, which put the woman and her desires and angst in the forefront.
Actor Shabana Azmi | Commons

Actor Shabana Azmi injured in road accident on Mumbai-Pune Expressway

Azmi was rushed to MGM Hospital in Navi Mumbai and was said to be out of danger, said a police official. Her husband and lyricist Javed Akhtar, who was traveling with her, escaped unhurt.
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Poetic Sibal and Shabana Azmi, Amit Malviya defends firecrackers & cross-border fires

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
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Shyam Benegal’s Ankur talked about caste and patriarchy when no else did

Starring Shabana Azmi and Anant Nag, this film is the hard-to-swallow pill that we need today.
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Trolled by Giriraj Singh, Shabana Azmi says her activism spares none

BJP leaders have been criticising Shabana Azmi for her remarks against trolls who go after critics of the Modi government.
Ek Doctor ki Maut

Anyone who is not a doctor should watch Pankaj Kapur’s Ek Doctor Ki Maut before blaming them

Tapan Sinha's brilliant 1990 film shows the slow death of innovation in India's health sector due to a broken and corrupt system.
Shabana Azmi with her father Kaifi Azmi

Shabana Azmi remembers dad Kaifi Azmi, who painted raw human emotion to life with his words

Born Athar Husain Rizvi in 1919, Kaifi Azmi wrote his first ghazal when he was 11 years old. He passed away on this day 17 years back.

On Camera

Customers have their temperature checked at the entrace to a Co.opmart supermarket during a partial lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. | Photographer: Maika Elan | Bloomberg

We shouldn’t assume there will be a post-Covid-19 era

On the World Vs Virus podcast, historian Niall Ferguson said that we shouldn’t assume that there will be a post-Covid-19 era.

Lancet HCQ study row: Did WHO, experts rush to damn the drug due to Trump, Modi politics?

Medical journal The Lancet has admitted that questions have been raised about the data published in its earlier paper on hydroxychloroquine drug.

Defence

Indian and Chinese soldiers during a military exercise in Meghalaya last year | Representational image | ANI

‘Unprecedented’ — India, China deploy Lt Gen-rank army officers to solve border row

India’s 14 Corps Commander will meet the chief of China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District on 6 June after other rounds of talks failed to resolve the month-long border row.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.