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Bollywood's MeToo movement has been tragically derailed by opportunists, publicity-seekers

"I didn't know any better," or, "I was afraid I'd lose my job," are not quite the alibis that serve the MeToo movement well.

Subhash K Jha | Oct 17, 2018, 18:30 PM IST

MeToo has arrived in India, but yet to reach Bharat; may start reform, not revolution

Slowly but steadily, voices will spring up against misconduct even in the hinterland, inspired and egged on by women who have stood up to be counted.

Madhavan Narayanan | Oct 16, 2018, 17:07 PM IST

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The rise of an illiberal India: What the logjam in Parliament shows us

This is the age of decibel and drama. Gone are the days when the eloquence of oratory and the cogency of arguments were lauded in Parliament.

Mar 30, 2018, 21:45 PM IST
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Brutally Basic Bollywood: Communalising Bollywood is absurd: Hey Ram, let Aamir Khan play Krishna

Bollywood has never been communal. Did we hear Hanuman ji complain about Salman Khan in Bajrangi Bhaijaan?

Mar 27, 2018, 20:54 PM IST
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The loneliness of being Anna Hazare or: What has gone wrong

Anna Hazare has been virtually dumped by those who cheered him in 2011. However, his own puritanism makes it difficult to see a practical sense in his methods. 

Jun 29, 2018, 22:38 PM IST
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It seems Bollywood actors are not willing to tell the truth about their lives

It seems Bollywood actors are not willing to tell the truth about their lives.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:39 PM IST
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Super Kings in Tamil Nadu politics: Promises in search of mythical glory

Evoking the glory of past kings and promising the return of their golden age of rule is a growing trend of suspicious currency in Tamil Nadu's politics.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:39 PM IST
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Rahul Gandhi-led Congress turns confident after plenary, but hard ground realities show it has miles to go to unseat Modi

Rahul Gandhi has matured as a speaker. But now, he will have to show if there is a 'Rahul Gandhi the deal-maker' lurking behind.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:40 PM IST
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Still wedded to Socialism, Congress has learnt nothing and forgotten nothing

The recent Congress plenary session has showed that the Congress still wants to undo the liberalisation that its own government started in 1991.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:41 PM IST
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#ZeeJLF Conversations on the Sidelines: 'Creating Role Models in Advancement Through Education'

Education cannot just be inherited. It needs to evolve to imparting the skills and knowledge that are needed at any given point in time.

Mar 20, 2018, 13:55 PM IST
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Bollywood keeps quiet on wrongdoing by its own, this time it's Daler Mehndi

For Bollywood, mum's the word, dad's the bottom line and betas can't do any wrong.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:45 PM IST
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Message from UP bye-elections: It is time to think of 'governance vote banks'

Adityanath lost because he was not fully positioned either on community politics or governance politics.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:44 PM IST
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Mandatory CSR is morally reprehensible, logically repugnant, and economically wasteful

Compulsory CSR also flies in the face of Make in India programme.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:40 PM IST
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The rise and fall of Nawazuddin Siddiqui

It didn't take long for the chinks to show in the armour.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:42 PM IST
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Your office chair may be killing your back slowly. Here is how you can fight back

A few simple stretches can go a long way in avoiding complications.

 

Jun 29, 2018, 22:45 PM IST
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Irrfan Khan has fallen ill at his peak, let us give him the privacy he needs

Irrfan's rise has been meteoric, and it will continue after he deals with his illness.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:43 PM IST
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Centrist, populist, charismatic: Can Kamal Haasan become Tamil Nadu's Macron?

Periods of turmoil typically favour the rise of charismatic leaders, and both Kamal and Rajni seem to fit that bill.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:45 PM IST
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Oscars 2018 were predictable and boring, and overlooked true winners

Would Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri been a better choice than The Shape Of Water?

Mar 08, 2018, 16:01 PM IST
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Brutally Basic Bollywood: Not just Sridevi, many of Bollywood's screen queens have died too early

Before Sridevi, it was Meena Kumari, Nutan, Madhubala and Geeta Bali who left us too soon.

Feb 27, 2018, 12:34 PM IST
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The Sultry Sanskari: Sridevi’s iconic screen persona merged the heroine and the vamp

A premature death at 54 is not one would have wished for her, but one look at her filmography in Hindi and four southern languages show that she had packed more into her life and career in those years than many of us would perhaps wish in lifetimes.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:46 PM IST
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Brutally Basic Bollywood: Fabulous cook, accomplished painter Sridevi no more — Lesser known facts about the screen icon

The writer has picked top 10 lesser known facts about the late actress.

Feb 27, 2018, 07:21 AM IST
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Let us give Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi companies to their employees, make them cooperatives

Let’s learn from Amul. It is a romantic idea for a corporate rescue but one that may deserve attention.

Jun 29, 2018, 22:43 PM IST
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