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Reetwika Banerjee: Five Books, Three Films, 13 Awards makes her a Young Achiever

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Spread the love           Reetwika Banerjee, a columnist with Different Truths, is a young achiever. She has won 13 awards for her five books and three films. T Mukherjee interviews her, exclusively for Different Truths. TM: Tell us about yourself, Reetwika Banerjee. RB: I am a professional Cyber Security expert and I aim to be a face of […]


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Casting Couch as Livelihood Provider: Bollywood Makes Song and Drama of Rape Culture

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Spread the love           The casting couch is just another piece of furniture that pretty girls aspiring to become Bollywood starlets should get familiar with in the prone position. The casting couch phobia should be cast aside because it provides livelihood and at least they (pretty girls) are not raped and left to fend for themselves. Here’s […]


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A Great Film on the Man Who Changed the World: Raoul Peck Gives a New Dimension to the Life of Young Marx

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Spread the love           The director, Haiti’s former culture minister Raoul Peck, who made the Oscar-nominated I Am Not Your Negro in 2016, wondered if he would find finance for his film. He did and The Young Karl Marx offers a glimpse into the adolescent years of the world we live in today and, in the process, […]


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Big Boss Kamal and Dark Horse Rajini

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Spread the love           Who is the dark horse – Kamal the Big Boss or Rajini the Kaala? The only ‘similar’ about Rajini and Kamal is that both are actor-turned-politicians. Superstars! Both have impressive fan followings. But the way they went about addressing their strengths made all the difference. Here’s an analysis, for Different Truths. Kamal Haasan […]


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Sashi Kapoor, the Charming Hero of Bollywood Bids Adieu

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Spread the love           Shashi Kapoor, the gentleman-hero of Bollywood, passed away in Mumbai, this evening, after a prolonged illness, barely three months before he turned 80. Ruchira pays a tribute to the charming actor, in Different Truths. Shashi Kapoor, the handsome hunk of Bollywood’s yesteryears is no more. He died Monday evening at a Mumbai hospital […]


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Awaaz: Lending Assertive Voice to the Modern Women

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Spread the love26          26SharesSanchaari showcased various aspects of the modern women, in its two-day cultural meet. Here’s a report by Mariyam, exclusively for Different Truths. Sanchaari’s motive to revive the cultural heritage of Allahabad has tasted progress in a couple of years since its inception. The year 2017 marks the third successful year of the annual Sanskritik […]


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Kishore Kumar: The Maverick Singer-Comedian Lives amongst his Fans

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Spread the love            Ruchira pays a tribute to the maverick singer-comedian, Kishore Kumar, on his 30th death anniversary (Oct 13). This Friday, the 13th, need not be scary, as we remember the talented singer, who continues to live amongst us. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. On 13th October 1987, the golden […]


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A Bollywood Analysis: AAP Yahan Aye, Kisliye?

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Spread the love             The intellectual in the drawing room had reached the conclusion, depending on affiliation, that AAP is BJP’s B team and Congress mole, says our humourist Soumya, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. The phenomenal rise of the mango people party raised the skeptic’s eyebrows. No one believed them except the […]


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Bollywood Films: Mélange of Coincidence and Fantasy

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Spread the love            Ruchira journeys through the masala Bollywood movies and tells us, tongue-in-cheek, with oodles of humour, who gains from it. Read more in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. For B-town filmmakers, each film is a vast, unlimited canvas upon which they can pour out their hearts’ fondest desires and longings, pet […]


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Tragedy King Dilip Kumar, an Icon of Bollywood, a Charming Actor

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Spread the love            Dilip Kumar was born Muhammad Yusuf Khan in Qissa Khawani Bazaar, in Peshawar, Pakistan. His father was a fruit merchant and owned large orchards in Peshawar and Devlali in Maharashtra, near Mumbai. The family relocated to Mumbai, in the 1930s, and in the early 1940s, Yusuf Khan moved to Pune and started […]


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