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    Strand book store, Prithvi Theatre, Bademiya: The heritage hangouts of Mumbai

    A walk in the lanes and bylanes of Fort and Colaba, surrounded by colonial architecture on a quiet weekend is mesmerising, and on occasion, there is a gentle tug of nostalgia too. These roads and lanes are not the only ones with a unique charm; there are countless hangouts that hold a timeless appeal for Mumbaikars and make people visiting Mumbai fall in love with the city.

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    How can SANJU be a biopic when so many crucial aspects of Sanjay Dutt’s life are missing?

    Sanju, a film which has actually given a boost to Ranbir Kapoor’s career. This Sanjay Dutt biopic is doing massive business at the box office by getting mix reviews from the critics. Well, right now Rajkumar Hirani’s directorial venture Sanju is breaking many box office records, however, despite getting love from the audiences, many people have countered

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    Kaala Ban: Congress-JDS a secular alliance in Karnataka is a farce

    So, Rajinikanth’s ‘Kaala’ is banned in Karnataka. Karnataka Film Chambers of Commerce (KFCC) has decided to ban the movie and banning movies is not an alien concept for the audience. It was not a long time ago that the state of Rajasthan and other north Indian states decided to ban ‘Padmaavat’ because of religious issue. The makers of Padmaavat had back then approached the Supreme Court and in spite of Supreme Court

  • Constitution Under Threat: Why is Archbishop’s letter facing flak?

    A section of minority communities, including Dalits, Muslims and Christians have been constantly trying to make a point about their insecurities. They feel the constitution is under threat and the social fabric of this glorious democratic country is under threat more than ever. And in therefore a couple of Archbishop’s from catholic church drafted out letters to their congregation and asked its members to pray for safety of the country and for

  • Why PM Narendra Modi’s interview felt like a PR exercise

    Sunday evening as you are sitting at home and watching a rather over-rated biopic on Phogat sisters (no, I am in no way undermining the effort of Phogat sisters, I am just a critique of the work of fiction being sold as reality) you cannot help but notice annoying pop-ups on the Zee network coaxing us to watch a rather boring interview of the best Prime Ministers of the country. To be

  • India Vs South Africa: AB de Villiers the genius changed the game in an over

    The big build up to India’s tour of South Africa did not disappoint with 13 wickets falling during the day. The India bowlers enjoyed bowling on the green-ish wickets. They dominated most of the day. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar was pick of the bowlers picking up four wickets, the others tried supporting Bhuvi through the day but were rather disappointing on a juicy track.

  • Kerala Love Jihad: Keeping Hadiya away from husband Shafin violates her constitutional right

    Eighteen is the legal age in the country for an individual to make all the legal choices and as a free democratic country, it is understood that every individual irrespective of their caste, creed, and sex is free to make the choices in their life. But in the run-up to the events that have unfolded in the past week, one is forced to question is an individual free to make the choices

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    Padmavati Row: A royal controversy blown out of proportion over unconfirmed ‘history’

    Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali is bringing the most-anticipated period drama, Padmavati, which stars Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh in the leading roles. However, the film has been trapped into controversy created by Shri Rajput Karni Sena for an alleged dream sequence between Rani Padmini and Alauddin Khilji and Ghoomar song. But, is it necessary to

  • Hazy observations on Delhi Smog! Winter is here, Delhi needs Jon Snow

    It is that time of the year, the time we all wait almost with waited breath because you do not have to put your AC on to cool the room which burns a hole in your pocket (provided you’re from the great Indian middle class family, because in India there is only middle class, either upper middle class or lower middle class, nobody is rich or poor here.)

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    Civic Sense! Mumbai does not need Batman, it needs BMC

    Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is one of the richest civic bodies in Asia and it is a fact and one thing that can be concluded from this fact is, BMC can afford technology and minds which are of world class stature. But, the ground reality is way different and there is no denying.

  • Happy Birthday Narendra Modi, But I Don’t Understand Your Fans

    So one of my friends recently has turned into a Narendra Modi fan, maybe he always was now he is more than ever and it shows. I am not and even that shows. And that makes sitting at a table and discussing politics a bit difficult.