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Love, Longing And Shah Rukh: Growing Up With DDLJ In The Time Of Mandal And Kamandal

Love, Longing And Shah Rukh: Growing Up With DDLJ In The Time Of Mandal And Kamandal

21 October, 2021 Chinki Sinha

Shah Rukh Khan called himself a peddler of love. That’s better than the pitches selling religion. Love is all we need now.

Rashid Rana’s Amazing Shah Rukh Portrait Is A Cross-Border Fan Tribute

Rashid Rana’s Amazing Shah Rukh Portrait Is A Cross-Border Fan Tribute

21 October, 2021 Chinki Sinha

Lahore-based artist Rashid Rana’s 2004 portrait of SRK, made of thousands of photos, was chosen as the Outlook cover for its layered meaning.


Global Desi: Raj Or Rahul, SRK Is Equally At Home In New York Or Patiala

Marking the transition between old and new India, SRK’s characters and his stardom represent Bollywood as simultaneously Indian and global.

Smoke And Mirrors: NCB’s Panchnama In Aryan Khan Case Hides More Than It Reveals

Smoke And Mirrors: NCB’s Panchnama In Aryan Khan Case Hides More Than It Reveals

21 October, 2021 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

NCB’s methods are under the scanner as experts punch holes in ‘panchnama’, arrest memo.


Drugs, Bollywood And Politics: The Dark Underbelly Of Mumbai

Intertwining threads connect the business in illegal drugs with the city’s high and mighty.

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20 October, 2021

Shoojit Sircar’s Udham Singh Is A Cinematic Tribute To The Martyr

Rituparna Roy

The patient, brilliantly orchestrated tempo of Sardar Udham, with the Jallianwala Bagh massacre at its emotional centre, is an experience bound to be etched on the viewer’s mind


20 October, 2021

Love, Respect, Awe: That's The Way Shah Rukh Khan Looks At Women In His Films

Shrayana Bhattacharya

Shah Rukh Khan is the soothing balm for millions of Indian women living an oppressive life in an insensitive, patriarchal society.


20 October, 2021

'Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani': Shah Rukh Khan As The Symbol Of Indianness

Paromita Vohra

SRK’s persona evokes the kind of Indianness that denies categorisation into singular, exclusive identities. And thrives on making others feel welcome.


13 October, 2021

The Valley On Canvas: Colours That Tell A Hundred Stories

Naseer Ganai

A temporary gallery showing Kashmiri and other art has met with a tepid response. Art lovers wait for opening of the new art gallery, to be housed in the Sher Garhi palace.


07 October, 2021

How Green Was My Kashmir Valley: The Magic Of Movies In Cinemas

Naseer Ganai

Watching films in theatres in 1980s Kashmir left an impact on the audience few could anticipate.


07 October, 2021

The Sound Of Magic: For The Love Of Long Playing Records

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

Not only do they have indubitably unique sound, old vinyl records effortlessly summon up the past in a whirl of tactility and art.


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06 October, 2021

Flashback: An Old-Timer Recalls Sepia-Toned Bollywood, In 70mm

Giridhar Jha

Oh, to be able to return to the dank, muggy, single-screen theatres in dusty mofussil towns, and to relive the magic of Bollywood formula (Ssshhh… and some desi porn)


29 September, 2021

Never Wanted To Become A Star: Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Lachmi Deb Roy

Bollywood star Nawazuddin Siddiqui says he doesn't believe in competing with anybody but himself, and doesn’t want to become a star but be recognised for his craft.


23 September, 2021

Out Of Tune: Indie Musicians Seek Protection From Heckling And Abuse At Gigs

Samarth Goyal

Performers’ safety can only be ensured through street cred and holding organisers accountable.


22 September, 2021

Up Close And Personal: Saif Ali Khan Opens Up About His Life And Craft

Eshita Bhargava

"I’m not on social media because it is distracting. We’re anyway addicted to our phones. Also, I find it very disingenuous to share my life with people. You get trapped in it," says Saif Ali Khan


15 September, 2021

Raghubir Yadav Finds His Mojo After 30 Years In Industry

Lachmi Deb Roy

Raghubir Yadav is known for his rigorous, subtle craft. He has done some of the most memorable characters in theatre, television and film. Excerpts from an interview with Lachmi Deb Roy:


08 September, 2021

To Everything There’s A Season

Satish Padmanabhan

In a deft inversion, Tarantino turns Once Upon A Time In Hollywood into a novel. Overlaying the two, we get insights on film-making, his pet themes and glory in his immersion into the late ’60s.


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02 September, 2021

Create Your Brand Using Your Own Aesthetics, Says Actor Annu Kapoor

Lachmi Deb Roy

Why Annu Kapoor calls himself 'unsuitable, unfit and ugly' for the entertainment industry


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Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) workers clear a water logged road after heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Jawad, in Kolkata.

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A health worker checks details for COVID-19 tests of the passengers arriving from Rishikesh at the Bikaner railway station.

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Shops at a Muslim-dominated area of Dalmandi remain closed on the anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition, in Varanasi.

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Resident doctors of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital raise slogans during a protest in New Delhi.

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An elderly beneficiary reacts as she receives a Covid-19 vaccine dose amid fear of spreading of a new variant of the virus (Omicron), at a government hospital in Jalandhar.

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