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Even Vidya Balan cannot help Begum Jaan’s loud, empty feminism

The truth of Partition is stained with blood and brutality.One that burnt homes, took lives and livelihoods, spurred communal violence and triggered a mass exodus between India and Pakistan. It was a time of uncertainty, incredulity, ill will and inexplicable … Continue reading

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Column: Without me, would Virat go wild with the bat?

I am no expert on cricket. I cannot tell outside edge from inside. I don’t know who broke whose record in what year. I have never experienced the thrill of watching a live match in a jam-packed stadium. For what it’s … Continue reading

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Akshay Kumar aces the taut, tense and terrific Airlift!

What will he do? It’s seldom a question that worries me any time I witness the Hindi film hero in action. Nothing I don’t know — this archetype has an endless stock of dishoom dishooms, divine interventions or dramatic means … Continue reading

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