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'The Crown' shines brighter than ever in Season 3

New Delhi, Nov. 15 -- Bow from your neck." Harold Wilson, the new British prime minister, is thus instructed before his first private audience with Queen Elizabeth II. The palace briefing includes poi... Read More


Opinion: Apple TV+ doesn't add up (yet)

New Delhi, Nov. 6 -- In 1996, the American cable TV network HBO debuted a contentious but highly successful advertising campaign where it rebranded itself as the most premium offering on the televisio... Read More


Shah Rukh Khan deserves better than an unprepared David Letterman

New Delhi, Oct. 30 -- In recent decades, Hindi cinema has made a meal out of the 'Diwali release,' the Friday when a strategically timed feature can capitalise on the festive weekend. This year's Diwa... Read More


Empathy for the devil

New Delhi, Oct. 17 -- Politics," Groucho Marx said, "is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." This wisdom is echoed by the ... Read More


Just a slob like one of us

New Delhi, Oct. 11 -- How close are we to God? And how close need we be? Ramy-an American-born Egyptian Muslim, played by Ramy Youssef-tells a girl the difference between a yoga stance and the path to... Read More


'Succession': The best show on television

New Delhi, Oct. 3 -- The other afternoon, I listened to the Succession theme by Nicholas Britell on my way to a meeting. This may have been a mistake. It is an exquisite, atypical piano-driven melody ... Read More


The Emmys crown TV's new queen

New Delhi, Sept. 27 -- There are times you aren't meant to win. My top moment from the 71st Emmy Awards featured Jodie Comer, who plays the striking Villanelle on Killing Eve (Hotstar), smiling polite... Read More


The secret life of a husband

New Delhi, Sept. 20 -- Manoj Bajpayee looks pained in the new Amazon Prime series The Family Man. As an intelligence officer who lives the dual life of being an underpaid government servant in Mumbai,... Read More


From Israel, with love

New Delhi, Sept. 12 -- Spies need to hide in plain sight. The act of subterfuge relies on the ability to play up preconception. Camouflage only works when those who look closely are too distracted to ... Read More


Sacred games

New Delhi, Sept. 5 -- The path of the righteous con man is beset by comedians. Televangelists have always been a soft target. Charlatans who exploit the church are rightfully easy to mock-too easy, in... Read More