Films

Liberated Leading Ladies of the Celluloid

Reading Time: 6 minutesPyusha takes a look at some of the unconventional female characters and women-centric films Bollywood has produced in the recent years. She critiques such films with thumbnail reviews, as part of the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. Gone are the days when one could spot a grief-stricken woman in tattered clothes begging for mercy […]

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Death of Sridevi Shrouded in Mystery: UAE Follows Procedures, Not Quite the Indian Way

Reading Time: 3 minutesThe Indian media displayed a degree of patience that was commendable. It stood up and took notice only when the autopsy report was released and the world was told that Sridevi died from “accidental drowning in a bathtub”. And a blood test revealed that traces of alcohol were found in her blood. Here’s a report, […]

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Offensive Song Sung in Muslim Marriages for Ages

Reading Time: 4 minutesAsked what she felt being declared the ‘National Crush’ after winking to glory and fame, Priya Prakash Varrier expressed happiness: “I feel so happy to be loved by so many people.” Little did she know the “fringe” was waiting to invade, raise a couple of eyebrows of their own! Here’s a report for Different Truths.   […]

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Padmini in the Ocean of Controversies

Reading Time: 5 minutesPadmini’s narrative has found itself being retold in several ways over several centuries, in the form of poems, stories, dance dramas, comic books, plays, and films. Each retelling is unique in its way, located in the context of its own time, opines Tapati, with reference to the raging controversies, surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film, in […]

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Celebrating Women: The Year That Was!

Reading Time: 7 minutesFirebrand feminist, Payal, our columnist, says that from within the murk and gloom of crime against women, there were many who rose from the ashes like the mythical Phoenix. There was much to celebrate in 2017. Read more in the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. As 2017 comes to a close, my daily scan […]

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Top 10 Outstanding Indian Short Films of 2017

Reading Time: 6 minutesWith the growing influence of the digital media, expanding wingspan of the Internet and very less time at the hands of the modern film viewer, short films are increasingly attracting more eyeballs. Mahima lists the 10 outstanding films that you must watch, as Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. Short films, the new-age cinema of and for those […]

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Looking Back, Looking Forward: In the Twilight of a Year-end and a New Year

Reading Time: 4 minutesOur Editor-in-Chief, Arindam, and the entire Different Truths Team celebrate the twilight of a year-end and a New Year. Here’s a three-day long Special Feature, exclusively in Different Truths. Or say that the end precedes the beginning, And the end and the beginning were always there Before the beginning and after the end. ~ Burnt […]

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Virat and Anushka Wed, Panda Creates Toilet Paper, Burger King Fined for Child Labour, Camel Hospital Opens in Dubai, and Tribals Show the Way

Reading Time: 4 minutesTwo celebrities, the skipper, Virat Kohli, and Bollywood actor, Anushka Sharma, were most talked about, for their destination wedding, in an Italy, in a 13th century resort with five villas; Panda’s poo breaks down the fructose to extract fibre, a process of turning bamboo into toilet paper; a Burger King franchisee with 43 stores in Massachusetts […]

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