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Movie of the week

Sunday, 19 Feb 2017 | Meenakshi Rao

Hidden Figures Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons Rated: 7/10 This gentle but little known Afro-American tale buried in the segregation issues of deep southern America is the feel good movie of the week. This inspiring tale of three Black women and their fierce and path...

Blood, blood & more blood

Sunday, 19 Feb 2017 | Meenakshi Rao

John Wick 2 Cast: Keanu Reeves, Common, Laurence Fishburne, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ruby Rose, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane Rated: 5/10 The big star is here but his movie is not the biggest one of this week. Keeanu Reeves is back as John Wick in this second installment of chase, kill, blood and gore mount,...

Life’s not black & white

Sunday, 19 Feb 2017 | Meenakshi Rao

Moonlight Cast: Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome, Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali Rated: 6/10 This introvert movie on Black life and times through the coming of age of a gay Black boy has won 8 Oscar nominations despite its slow-moving, introspective and often uncomfortable tale of a typical Black...

A Scorsese masterpiece

Sunday, 19 Feb 2017 | Meenakshi Rao

Silence Cast: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Tadanobu Asano, Ciarán Hinds, Liam Neeson Rated: 6/10 It’s a masterpiece on religion. It is a thinking movie and yet a commercial one. It is maestro Martin Scorsese’s 15-year-old dream that has been framed with finesse. Revolving around the tale of two missionaries in Japan and the choices...

You must watch this one

Sunday, 19 Feb 2017 | Shalini Saksena

The Ghazi Attack Cast: Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu, Kay Kay Menon, Rahul Singh, Kunal Kaushik Rated: 6.5/10 There is something about watching a movie where you see the Indian flag flying high and the National Anthem being sung. It gives you goosebumps and makes you feel proud that you are an Indian. Movies...

A sweet film

Sunday, 19 Feb 2017 | Shalini Saksena

Runningshaadi Cast: Amit Sadh, Taapsee Pannu, Arsh Bajwa Rated: 5/10 In a week when you have so many Oscar nomination movies on offer, Runningshaadi may lose itself. But it is a film that will find a connect with all those young people who are facing opposition from their families when it comes to...

‘Balancing on innocent & troublesome nature’

Sunday, 19 Feb 2017 | Harshit Nagpal

The new face on TV, Jinal Belani is all set to make you laugh with the sitcom Har Mard Ka Dard on Life OK. She talks to Harshit Nagpal about the portrayal of women in the show and the challenges they faced What was the biggest challenge for you? Sonu, my character,...

Young music

Sunday, 19 Feb 2017 | RACHITA MALHOTRA

From a security guard's daughter flawlessly singing folksongs, to the youngest child composer who appears in the Golden Book of Records, to a little rapper who raps at 220 words a minute, SaReGaMaPa Li'l Champs has some brilliant talent this season. Rachita Malhotra speaks to the judges about what...

A Jolly good film

Sunday, 12 Feb 2017 | MEENAKSHI RAO

Jolly llb 2 Cast: Akshay Kumar, Annu Kapoor, Huma Qureshi, Saurabh Shukla Rated: 8/10 Jolly LLB 2 is a crackling, near perfect, all-in-place rarity. Call it the star power of Akshay Kumar or the syrup of an eventful script, this one is strides ahead in presentation and engagement from Arshad Warsi’s Jolly... As...

In the ring of evil

Sunday, 12 Feb 2017 | Meenakshi Rao

Rings Cast: Matilda Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D'Onofrio, Aimee Teegarden, Bonnie Morgan Rated: 5/10 The horror flag of this week comes with a lot of evil spreading the fear through a video game. Not exactly a scream this one as the fear element is slow and stealthy but it does have...

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Tamil Nadu’s political quagmire

19 Feb 2017 | Kumar Chellappan

What will happen to the State politics after the weakening of the AIADMK? There is a positive consolidation of the DMK under the leadership of Stalin, which should be taken into consideration. One can only wait and watch, writes Kumar Chellappan It may not be out of place to write a requiem for a political entity called the AIADMK, which has been admitted to the critical care unit and connected...

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Stop promoting ‘donkeys of Gujrat’ appeals CM

21 Feb 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Political rhetoric touched a new low in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh with Samajwadi Party chief and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav asking mega star Amitabh Bacchan `to stop appearing in the advertisement promoting donkeys of Gujarat’. Yadav was speaking at an election rally at Rae Bareli on Monday...

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In the case of both nations, India and Afghanistan, cross-border terrorism is originating from Pakistan which is also patronising it.

Afghan Speaker | Abdul R Ibrahimi

I have said goodbye to international cricket. I have played with seriousness and in a professional way for my country.

Pakistani cricketer | Shahid Afridi

All of us in America have generally paid for our gas and oil all along. We're not in Iraq to seize anybody's oil or gas.

US Defence Secretary | Jim Mattis
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