Wednesday, April 17, 2024
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Sharmi Adhikary

Senior Lifestyle Journalist and Film Writer with a yen for films that spark interesting conversations.

NCERT needs an urgent overhaul: Here is how it pushes the rhetoric of pseudo-seculars

As a mother of a ten-year-old who will be subject to this forced conditioning, it does rankle and affect me to discover noxious rhetoric channeled by pseudo-seculars whose writings are incorporated in textbooks by the NCERT.

Malikappuram: Why the audience in Kerala and the world showered so much love on the movie on Lord Ayyappa

Offering a nuanced approach to the revered subject of Sabarimala, Malikappuram also explores the concept of Tat Tvam Asi, the profound philosophy embedded in Sanatan Dharma

Kantara: A fierce feeling of deep devotion, the man-nature conflict and reclaiming our civilisational roots

A friend from Bihar exclaimed over the phone during Deepawali weekend - “What’s this film, Kantara that has made everyone’s mind go dhuan dhuan

The bane of Bollywood: Starkids drunk on arrogance, no respect for audience or genuine talent and hollow propaganda that is simply not selling anymore

The arrogance of Bollywood doesn’t look like it is going to break very soon - but we are getting there.

Laal Singh Chaddha: Why is Mr Perfectionist rattled? Isn’t he confident in his craft?

As boycott calls for Laal Singh Chaddha trend, Aamir Khan has decided to come and and claim he loves India, what is Mr Perfectionist afraid of

Hindu representation of Nambi Narayanan: Not a word on anti-Hindu insinuations in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, liberal cries over R Madhavan’s Rocketry

Anupama Chopra's comments on R Madhavan’s Rocketry: The Nambi Effect seems weird and clearly driven by vicious propaganda

Panchayat strikes a chord with the Indian audience because it shows India for what it is – flawed but fabulous

Success of works such as Panchayat, Kota Factory, Aspirants and Gullak testify how the audience is identifying with a changing, progressing India.

Bollywood, the pretence that they don’t even see the success of South Indian cinema and how the wheels are turning

Ajay Devgn might cook up a verbal brawl with Kannada star Kiccha Sudeep on Twitter over Hindi being a superior language so everyone must learn it but the incident only reinstates brewing insecurity amongst these elitist celebrities

Bollywood celebrities and assorted activists distorting Sanatan Dharma: The significance of saat pheras, sindoor and kanyadaan

Bollywood actors Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor, despite having a Hindu Punjabi marriage, did only four pheras

How SS Rajamouli is filling the canvas of Bhartiya cinema with civilisational beauty

Heavily influenced by Bharatiya itihaasa, Ramayana and Mahabharata, SS Rajamouli is known for his larger-than-life cinema

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