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Mind the [Wage] Gap

Gender inequality has been the source of debate and discussion for decades in sports, entertainment and the corporate world.

Discordant Notes

Both music directors and composers have really stepped on the gas to enter this once-hallowed space of professional singers and belt out numbers that are — ouch! — frequently indigestible!

Back Again

It is the bonding, trust, understanding and total surrender of the stars to the director’s magic touch that usually results in the success of the film.

Art & Craft

Do the super-stars, for all their glitzy life-style, big bucks and mass popularity, secretly envy the respect, awe and admiration that art-house actors receive from serious critics, commentators and audiences?

Second Acts

Dusty alcoves of memory are where many of yesteryear talents are junked and only the rarest of the rare hope to return to the glories of yesteryears.

Should Celebrities Have a Right to Privacy

Can the tantalizing enigma of romance and mystery even begin to take shape in today’s media and paparazzi-driven era?

MPs Sachin Ducks Rekha Flops

The controversy over Sachin and Rekha has brought into relief the question, do we really need celebrity MPs?

What’s Age Got to Do With It?

Why are age-challenged pairings not found weird, unreal or totally corny and dismissed when in real life, this kind of pairing — at least in India — would be frowned upon.

Was Kishore the Greatest

The excitement that greeted Kishore Kumar’s 85th birth anniversary on Aug 4, with Radio, TV and print media freaking out, does suggest that the madcap musical genius is indeed special.

Where Are They Now?

It’s not as if their vocal chords had taken voluntary retirement or they had vanished without leaving a forwarding address.

Blast From The Past

Can Sushmita Sen regain her universe with her new, ambitious comeback film?

Bolly Babes Turn Kill Billis

It has been reported that some of the established male chauvinists in the industry are not too kicked about “glam, hot, gorgeous Bollywood heroines kicking ass

Kabaddi Goes Glam

“Kabaddi? You mean that ganwar game played in small towns, where young, strapping hulks take off their (eeeek) shirt and end up (yuk) rolling in the mud.

What Happened to Great Filmi Dialogues

Have chalu and chatpata one-liners replaced the earlier gems

Bollywood’s Affair with Shakespeare

In India, Shakespeare was first attempted on the screen in Khoon-e-Nahak (Murder Most Foul)

Fugly! Fukrey! Mastram!

What’s up with all the freaky titles blitzing Bollywood.

Phirangi Bollywood Bimbos

They seem to be "here today, gone today" eye-candy, seductive time-pass distractions for a constituency who, once the movie is over and the phirang bimbos exit, are happy to relapse into contented amnesia.

The Curious Case of Katrina Kaif

Here is a star who is the definitive outsider, can’t speak proper Hindi, can’t really act and yet has socked the box office, hearts of audiences and advertisers and remains the most googled

Uncle Sam V Uncle Shyam

Being a celeb in Politics is no guarantee on transporting the voting public to a never-neverland-of-happy-ever-after.

Hotter Than Romance

Bromances are tough nuts to crack providing filmmakers a real challenge.

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