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Film review: 'Panipat' gives a sense of history falling into place

New Delhi, Dec. 6 -- Thousands of miles from their respective homelands, the Maratha and Afghan armies stare each other down across the battlefield of Panipat. It's 1761; the Marathas rule over most o... Read More


How bollywood is rewriting history

New Delhi, Dec. 6 -- In 1953, Sohrab Modi made Jhansi Ki Rani, a Hindi film about Lakshmibai, one of the leaders of the 1857 rebellion. As the British forces start bombarding her fort, the queen asks ... Read More


A Bengali among Parsis

New Delhi, Dec. 6 -- Photographer and journalist Shantanu Das had put together an exhibition and a photo-book on the small Parsi community in Udvada, a coastal town in Gujarat, in 2012. Udvada has one... Read More


Film review: With 'The Irishman', Scorsese puts the gangster film, and himself, on trial

New Delhi, Dec. 3 -- Every so often in Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, when we're introduced to a new character, text flashes on the screen with their name, year of demise, and cause of death. At firs... Read More


'I remember all the mistakes I've made. They're like scars'

New Delhi, Nov. 29 -- As a dispassionate deliverer of decisions on the cricket field, Simon Taufel was a familiar face on television screens in the 2000s. The Australian stood in his first One-Day Int... Read More


I remember all the mistakes I've made. They're like scars: Simon Taufel

New Delhi, Nov. 22 -- As a dispassionate deliverer of decisions on the cricket field, Simon Taufel was a familiar face on television screens in the 2000s. The Australian stood in his first One-Day Int... Read More


How Eastern pop culture is taking over the world

New Delhi, Nov. 22 -- The central argument of New Kings Of The World is encapsulated in two sentences separated by a paragraph. "This run of American pop culture was uninterrupted for decades, unhinde... Read More


No sharp satire in the classroom

New Delhi, Nov. 16 -- Earlier this month, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) dropped the Hindi short story Jamun Ka Ped (The Jamun Tree) from the class X syllabus. Its ... Read More


Film review: 'Ford v Ferrari' makes the most of its stars and cars

New Delhi, Nov. 15 -- He may not churn them out like the Casablanca director, but James Mangold has a Michael Curtiz-like range. He's bounced from shadowy crime film (Copland) to nervy indie (Girl, In... Read More


Film review: 'Bala' puts a wig on it

New Delhi, Nov. 8 -- Ayushmann Khurrana has steadily been making his way up the body in his efforts to expose the frailties of the modern Indian male. He started below the waist with Vicky Donor, reac... Read More