Films

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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Is it True that Women are for Women?

Reading Time: 3 minutesMaking someone feel bad about themselves won’t make you feel any better. It’s about time we made “catfights”, jealousy and competition a thing of the past. Let’s not degenerate our sisters into a sum of their body parts. Let’s not deconstruct their bodies and their minds, says Mariyam, in the new weekly column, wherein the […]

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Padmavati Priorities, Let us Talk 3-D Sanskrit, Cancer Sins, and Going Back Home

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhat would be the fate of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film on Padmavati? Claims and counter-claims galore, a section of the Hindus are enraged about Padmavati meeting Khilji, which they feel is not true. Anurakthi is the world’s first Sanskrit film in 3D that is being showcased in the IFFI at Panaji, Goa. Cancer is caused by sins […]

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Amma Meri, a Bold Film, Exposes the Bitter Truth of Agrarian India

Reading Time: 6 minutesHere’s an exclusive interview, by Mahima, of the independent writer-director Tarun Jain whose short film, Amma Meri, has got the honour to be screened at the IFFI, Goa. A thought-provoking film on how aging elders of the family are pushed to the margins. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. Mother is the pivot […]

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