Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicZoya Akhtar

Topic: Zoya Akhtar

Zoya Akhtar’s films on rich people appealed to the masses. ‘The Archies’ does not

Zoya Akhtar's 'The Archies' is just a desperate imitation of White West with Bollywood's 'little ones'.

Forget Dil Chahta Hai, Raj Kapoor-Nargis starrer Chori Chori was the first road trip movie

On Manna Dey's death anniversary, remembering how the song "Yeh Raat Bheegi Bheegi" is more popular than the film itself.

With Gully Boy, Zoya Akhtar is no longer the princess of posh people’s pain

From Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Dil Dhadakne Do to Gully Boy, Zoya Akhtar is now a chronicler of deep class divide and a poet of possibilities.

Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy simmers with rage, and allows Ranveer Singh his own Bachchan glory

With a well-cast ensemble featuring Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt and Kalki Koechlin, Dharavi-set ‘Gully Boy’ is a film emblematic of the times.

On Camera

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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