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Stories by Gautaman Bhaskaran


| May 9, 2014
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The new release date is May 23. But many are sceptical about this schedule as well. More ››

| May 2, 2014
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It is sad that ministers behave so undemocratically even while India is travelling through a mammoth democratic exercise. More ››

| April 25, 2014
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Cutting off horns is not only cruel but also a clear case of tampering with Nature. More ››

| April 18, 2014
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One suspects that the demand for banning Tenaliraman has little to do with historic authenticity. More ››

| April 11, 2014
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The Congress Party may well end up with a shamefully low number of seats in parliament. More ››

| April 4, 2014
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As the general election in India gathers speed, politicians continue to abuse their relationship with their voters. More ››

| March 28, 2014
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Are the likes of Moon Moon Sen so pampered that they send the wrong signals? More ››

| March 25, 2014
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Rajnikanth's latest offering talks about a monarch who is actually not well known. More ››

| March 21, 2014
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Some whodunits remain whodunits. More ››

| March 14, 2014
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A New Delhi-based study found that 129 of the 796 candidates (16 per cent) in the poll fray... More ››

| March 11, 2014
FEATURE
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Moon Moon Sen will organise folk theater in her constituency to spread the Trinamool message while her daughters, Riya... More ››

| March 7, 2014
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Will BJP’s Narendra Modi be the new Indian prime minister? More ››

| February 28, 2014
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The Indian government has changed its stand on the marines issue at least half a dozen times. More ››

February 25, 2014
MOVIE REVIEW
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No Fire Zone: In the Killing Fields of Sri Lanka is an investigative documentary about the final weeks of... More ››

| February 21, 2014
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Those convicted of capital crime must spend their lives behind bars. More ››

| February 14, 2014
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India must really hang its head in shame watching its elected representatives behave like hooligans. More ››

| February 11, 2014
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Docu-makers must not allow their precious reels to rot in the cans. More ››

| February 7, 2014
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India’s gays and lesbians could hope for some sort of justice only if parliament passes a law decriminalising... More ››

| January 31, 2014
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Moderation has never been one of Alagiri’s virtues. Worse, he has always been hot-headed. More ››

| January 28, 2014
FEATURE
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Six years after M Sasikumar’s Subramaniapuram opened, the screenplay he wrote has been translated into English. More ››

| January 24, 2014
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Kejriwal’s protest stemmed from the fact that the federal-controlled police were disrespectful of and disobedient to him and his... More ››

| January 17, 2014
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Sunanda is merely trying to keep Shashi out of harm’s way; after all, his lover is a Pakistani agent. More ››

| January 14, 2014
FEATURE
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Often described as the Indian Greta Garbo, Sen has always evoked curiosity about her privacy. More ››

| January 10, 2014
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In the past two years, 65 men, women and children have lost their lives in train fires, reflecting an... More ››

| January 4, 2014
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The Common Man's Party surprised the nation by winning a large number of seats in the Delhi Assembly seats. More ››

| December 31, 2013
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The Last Poem is a lyrical Bengali movie that played to full houses at the recent Dubai International Film... More ››

| December 27, 2013
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But with only 28 seats in a 70-member house, its position is precarious More ››

| December 20, 2013
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But is the fury shown by the Indian politicians an election gimmick. More ››

| December 17, 2013
MOVIE REVIEW
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Kajarya, takes us to one such dark, murderous village in Haryana, just 80 km from the nation's capital of... More ››

| December 13, 2013
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At the Dubai International Film Festival, the writer finds an unmistakable sign of discrimination, whose basis appeared to be... More ››

| December 6, 2013
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One has been guessing for more than 60 years what exactly the people of Kashmir themselves desire. More ››

| December 3, 2013
FEATURE
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Movie critics should stop critiquing the moment they stepped behind the camera. This is absolutely ethical, and only to... More ››

| November 29, 2013
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Indians seem hardly worried about safety and security. More ››

| November 23, 2013
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Tarun Tejpal, the 50-year-old founder and editor-in-chief of the weekly news magazine, Tehelka, was accused of sexually molesting... More ››

| November 19, 2013
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She is the first recipient of Centenary Award of the Indian Film Personality of the Year. More ››

| November 15, 2013
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Gone are those days when the couple cuddled and kissed. Today, there can be sex. Values have changed... More ››

| November 8, 2013
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Expelling Nigerians with valid visas or throwing them out of the flats they have been staying will not bode... More ››

| November 5, 2013
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India is my life, my very breath. That is where I go to refresh myself, says Iranian actress Golshifteh... More ››

| November 1, 2013
COMMENT
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Big cigarette companies – driven out of the West – have been dumping their wares in India, invariably... More ››

| October 27, 2013
COMMENT
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By disregarding history and heritage, India shames its past, and with not a care! More ››

| October 22, 2013
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This year, there are 200 films from 65 countries, including India, and some of the best of Cannes and... More ››

| October 18, 2013
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India’s middle classes have been demanding a corrupt-free administration and honest politicians. More ››

| October 11, 2013
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The fact that Hyderabad will be given away to the new state is a horribly bitter truth that cannot... More ››

| October 8, 2013
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Rajasekaran’s Ramanujam will be a study in struggle, the struggle of a man whose infinite numbers made little sense... More ››

| October 4, 2013
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Rahul Gandhi holds the high ground of morality when it suits him. More ››

| September 27, 2013
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Manmohan must tell Sharif that no peace or even a pretence of relationship with Pakistan is possible unless Islamabad... More ››

| September 24, 2013
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A little known movie has been selected as India's official submission for Oscar awards this year. More ››

| September 20, 2013
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A fair skin is so deeply embedded in people’s psyche that those dark are always treated as inferior. More ››

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