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Screen Awards: Milkha, Ram-Leela and Madras Cafe dominate

Wednesday 15 January '14

The Screen song filled the air. "Dhak dhak dil dil, dil dil dhak dhak" perfectly encapsulated the mood of the evening.
Celebration of Indian Cinema: Inside the 20th Annual Life OK Screen Awards' Star-studded awards

Tuesday 14 January '14

The Screen Awards kick-start the award season to honour the best and brightest in Bollywood.
They Don’t Make ‘em Like This Anymore

Saturday 4 January '14

Sholay, re-released in a 3D version, needs to be your go-to movie this weekend, no ifs, no buts.
Nonsensical Plot

Saturday 4 January '14

What can you say when you are faced with characters who make no sense, and speak only nonsense?
Movie review: 'Mr Joe B. Carvalho' name makes sense, not the movie

Friday 3 January '14

What can you say when you are faced with characters who make no sense, and speak only nonsense?
Movie Review: 'Sholay 3D', go-to movie this weekend, no ifs, no buts

Friday 3 January '14

You can divide Hindi cinema into two eras, pre-and-post ‘Sholay’. It is a landmark.
Farooque Shaikh: Poster boy of middle-of-road cinema

Sunday 29 December '13

The pleasure that a good performer can give does not depend on how much time he is on screen.
All Aboard a Ship of Hope

Sunday 29 December '13

Bollywood made some godawful films, and some middling ones—but it also set sail on new seas
Remembering Farooque Shaikh: A gentleman actor who brought nazakat to cinema

Saturday 28 December '13

Farooque Shaikh came to Hindi cinema when actors like him were given the parts they deserved.
Weak Plot, Patchy Animation

Saturday 28 December '13

Jayantilal Gada’s lavish production draws attention to its scale.
And This Little Pig

Sunday 22 December '13

A Marathi film holds a mirror to the state of our nation
More Bust Than Boom

Saturday 21 December '13

third installment of ‘Dhoom’ has the kind of tech specs the slickest Hollywood flicks do.
'Dhoom 3' review: Aamir Khan doesn't have the sexy-badness

Friday 20 December '13

'Dhoom 3' is too long and a lot of that has to do with Aamir Khan, he just doesn't have the sexy-badness that is required for a part like this.
Movie review: 'Jackpot' is stretched-out lameness

Saturday 14 December '13

The plot is very complex, a Confused Tale
Movie review: 'Jackpot' is stretched-out lameness

Friday 13 December '13

We can forgive Sachiin Joshi because he does what he knows, iIt is Naseer being ill-used that I'm really upset about.
Movie Review: 'What The Fish', seems like it's been made on paper

Friday 13 December '13

Dimple Kapadia is completely capable of carrying a film on her own. Here, she’s a sad caricature of a loud Dilli aunty, and she's all wrongly played for the part.
No Redeeming Factor

Saturday 7 December '13

I was left asking, why was R...Rajkumar made? It is nothing but blank putrid noise. R... for Rubbish.
The Performances Touch a Chord

Saturday 7 December '13

Just for the creation of this pair, Club 60 needs to be commended.
Movie Review: 'Club 60'

Friday 6 December '13

'Club 60' tells the story of a couple, and in its better parts, the film turns universal, becoming our story.
'R...Rajkumar' review: R.. for Rubbish, zero star

Friday 6 December '13

'R...Rajkumar' is the worst film of the year. It has not one redeeming feature. Nothing. Zero.

IT ALL STARTS HERE

The Big Debate
Pratap Bhanu MehtaYou, the UPA, destroyed roads, airlines, power, education, industry, employment… you rocked the financial boat, you came for freedom, you legitimised being corrupt. But we did not speak out. Remember, we do have the vote. Pratap Bhanu Mehta While we were silent, July 11 Comments
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Pawan KheraReally, Mr Mehta? Much that I enjoy your sophomoric enthusiasm, your assertions are hurried and inaccurate. The UPA didn't aim to silence people. The UPA heard what the people spoke. Pawan Khera Imagining a silence, missing the point, July 19 Comments
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Shekhar GuptaNever in India's history has the economic discourse been so one-sided. Povertarianism, has become a part of our holy national consensus. Shekhar Gupta National Interest: The deformists, July 20 Comments
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Shashi TharoorI respect Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, but find their diatribes sweepingly denunciatory. They have failed to notice today's India boasts a thriving, entrepreneurial and globalised economy. Shashi Tharoor Note to UPA-bashers, July 23 Comments
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Shashi TharoorPawan Khera and Shashi Tharoor's defence of the UPA, as rejoinders to articles by Pratap Bhanu Mehta and Shekhar Gupta, displays how political sycophancy can distort perception. They are written to ensure their status in the party. Madhu Trehan A people in despair, a government in wonderland Comments
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