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Bollywood, Are You Listening?

The Hindi film industry, right from its very inception has been misogynistic and has sexualised women. Bollywood glorifies homely or ‘sanskaari’. Women deserve...

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Tinsel University: Cultural Icons of DU

From theatre artists to filmmakers to photographers, the list of remarkable alumni associated with the University of Delhi runs into volumes. The article focuses on some...

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Rajputs versus Khiljis: Reviewing Movie Padmaavat

  Malik Muhhamad Jayasi of Awadh penned a poem in the sixteenth century, glorifying the beauty of Rani Padmini. She, whose existence is itself a controversial...

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Bollywood Imitates Life and Vice-Versa

Bollywood movies take inspiration from real life but commits mistakes as well. People take the liberty of imitating anything from Bollywood which they need to careful...

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Sexism And The Big Screen

Recently, with the movie mogul Harvey Weinstein being accused of sexual misconduct by various female celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Ashley Judd,...

Pahlaj Nihalani, the outgoing CBFC chairperson.

Pahlaj Nihalani removed as the CBFC Chairperson

Pahlaj Nihalani, the former chief of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is perhaps one of the most popular heads the board has ever had. His two year tenure...

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Best of Delhi University: Personalities who visited DU

There is no doubt that, each year, Delhi University attracts acclaimed personalities from across the various fields. So, it was no surprise that on year 2016-17 the...

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Why Hype over Hollywood and International Awards?

It’s commonly said that Bollywood makes movie stars and Hollywood makes star movies. Bollywood and Hollywood rule hearts of billions of movie-buffs worldwide. Despite...

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From Masala to Content- a changing paradigm in audiences’ theatrical choices

The Bollywood film industry has been the largest producer of drama, action,comedy and romance for over a century now. Owing to its growing popularity, there’s hardly...

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Peeking out of the closet

What does Karan Johar’s subtle coming out mean for us? Karan Johar’s newly released “An Unsuitable Boy” has sparked a conversation about sexuality and privacy in...