Having once achieved fame, wealth, or both, Indian actors, businessmen and sportsmen are unwilling to risk losing it by speaking out against social injustice or the crimes of the state.
While there is no direct evidence of wrong-doing or illegality, the leaks provide an interesting window into the manner in which money is moved, manipulated and hidden behind complex corporate structures around the world.
Amitabh Bachchan has done it all and continues to be active on the entertainment scene, remaining one of the most influential figures in Hindi cinema.
Remakes of old films usually turn out to be duds, but this film deserves to be made again to tell a younger audience about a different kind of India
‘Sarkar 3’ is so juvenile that you can’t take it seriously and get offended; the only way to endure it is to play along and chuckle.
Stylish and handsome, the star had a legion of swooning female fans even though he often played the villain
Modi’s unwitting embrace of Bachchan’s two phenomenally popular avatars contributes significantly to his popularity among today’s youth.
From long pending arrears to health and safety measures, Mumbai’s conservancy workers have a series of unmet demands
Our top ten list of those who got away this year.
Why should a completely legal economic activity need the permission of an extra-constitutional bully like the MNS? And why is the state continuing to look the other way?
Recent statistics show that not even 1% of the jails in India are being monitored according to law while prisoners continue to live in sub-human conditions.
A round-up of news, both bad and good, on the rights front from India.
Pink tries to convey an important message about sexual violence, but for those familiar with the discourse, it fails to make a mark.
In The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money, Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier tell the story of the Mossack Fonseca revelation. But what was the outcome?
The NCW’s frivolous political correctness is distorting public discourse and distracting attention from serious threats that women in India face.
Suren Uppal spoke to The Wire about the timeline of events in the ‘Essar tapes’ case, how the company intercepted the calls of many government officials and businessmen, the nature of these calls and the implications of the recordings.
Are our filmstars, sportspersons or industrialists unintelligent or unaware of what is going on in the country?
The film unfolds as a thriller, but is also a drama about ordinary men finding redemption.
There is unprecedented unity within the film industry in taking on CBFC chief Pahlaj Nihalani
By acceding to the implication that they must wave the tricolour and emphasise their patriotism at every turn, journalists lower the tenor of discussion over India’s most popular sport, and in particular, its administration.
Amitabh Bachchan strides like a colossus in our collective consciousness, any allegations of wrongdoings or indiscretions quietly forgotten.
I think it is a healthy step that these kind of exposes are being made, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Among 500 Indians Identified in Global Investigation on Offshore Dealings
The list also includes DLF’s K P Singh, Gautam Adani’s elder brother Vinod Adani, Indiabulls promoter Sameer Gehlaut and members of the family who promote Apollo Tyres.
Hindi mainstream cinema has won most of the top awards this year, but the choices are debatable
How does this film look when placed in the context of the nation, is the subject of this new academic study
In which our intrepid critic sticks his neck out to list his personal favourites of the year
The actor is in a stratosphere all his own, way beyond issues of religious identity, and targeting him is politically counterproductive. But the sangh’s instinctive bigotry against less fortunate Muslims is likely to continue unchecked.
The film shows us an India that was vastly different from, and perhaps more innocent than, what it is today.
Exactly forty years later, Sholay continues to mesmerise for its almost perfect mix of plot, characters, songs, humour and melodrama
New Delhi: Against the backdrop of news reports that the names of Amitabh Bachchan and Rajnikanth were among those suggested for the post of head of the Film and Television Institute of India, the Centre today defended the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan saying it wanted someone who could devote time to […]
Are we just ignorant cine-goers who don’t like nuance coming between us and a good time? Or is it our case that content that has humour does not have the responsibility that more serious work does?