'Neerja' - A glorious tribute to the braveheart

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Nothing in the film appears staged or artificial. It is truly a slice of Neerja's life.

'Fitoor': No 'great' expectations from this adaptation

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While every actor is enthusiastic about their individual part, they lack the passion and this shows in their performance, which is very poised and theatrical.

'Sanam Teri Kasam': Intense and emotional

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With a well-written screenplay and powerful performances by the debutant duo in Bollywood, the film tugs at your emotional chords and makes you empathise with Saru and her plight. Their love story is credible and their onscreen chemistry is strong and tangible.

'Ghayal Once Again': High-octane action, drama

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The film starts off on a tacky note trying to establish the setting of the story and the characters. As the tale progresses, the film finds its focus when four college students stumble upon a murder. And then, the narrative picks up momentum and gallantly strides into the action arena.

'Airlift': A salute to an unsung hero

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The film starts off on a sluggish note, with a fairly slow pace and minimal drama, but picks up post intermission and more than makes up for the dull first half with drama, action, emotion thrown in for good measure.

Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip' - Entertaining roadless trip

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It is an adventure story with the usual hyper-frantic, song and dance sequences that will appeal to its young audience.

'Rebellious Flower': A sincere biopic

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"Rebellious Flower" is a sincere biopic based on the life of the spiritual leader Osho Rajneesh.

'Chhota Bheem...': An exciting escapade for its young audience

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For those uninitiated into the series, Chhota Bheem and his friends Chutki, Raju, Kalia along with Dholu, Bholu and Jaggu the monkey live in a fictional town of Dholakpur ruled by King Indravarma.

'Hate Story 3': Erotic revenge drama encore

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This apart, there are lots of erotic sex and a couple of lacklustre songs in Mika's voice, thrown in for good measure.

'Hate Story 3': Erotic revenge drama encore

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Of course in keeping with the theme of the franchise, revenge, remains the core issue at the heart of this film too.

REVIEW

Books

How inspiring figure Sundar 'Google' Pichai charted his way

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"In the 11 years that Pichai has been at Google, he has demonstrated an uncanny ability to focus on products and solutions that have worked wonders for the Mountain View based company."

This New Year do it the vegan way!

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"Guilt Free Vegan Cookbook: Oil, Sugar, Gluten and Dairy Free Vegetarian Recipes" shows the way to a healthier lifestyle.

This New Year do it the vegan way!

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"Guilt Free Vegan Cookbook: Oil, Sugar, Gluten and Dairy Free Vegetarian Recipes" shows the way to a healthier lifestyle.

Of science, the world of Pangea and tips to plan life post-retirement

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A fictional journey of a teen girl to Pangea for a new future after the end of World War III.

Why India needs a presidential system

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The Indian system began to break down almost immediately after Independence, because the powers of its two topmost officials were poorly defined.

A 'structural' history of Buddhism in Southeast Asia

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It cannot stop us from appreciating the whole gamut of forms.

Romancing the haute cuisine of Awadh

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It display of the dishes he conjures up, the book also shows a whiff of being different.

An intense performance: Smita Patil's life and films

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Smita managed a wide gamut of earthy and complex performances, rendered with such intensity, empathy and maturity that older and more experienced actors would find hard to pull off.

 

Gut feeling: Have probiotics for improving brain functions

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The neurons in the gut are so innumerable that many scientists are calling them as “second brain”.

Argentina's Sikh policeman and other encounters of a globe-trotting Indian

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Prabhu Ghate subtly blends the memoir and travelogue genres to fashion a riveting account of his repeated brushes with history around the globe.

Movies

'Neerja' - A glorious tribute to the braveheart

IANS Rating  

User Rating  


Nothing in the film appears staged or artificial. It is truly a slice of Neerja's life.

'Fitoor': No 'great' expectations from this adaptation

IANS Rating  

User Rating  


While every actor is enthusiastic about their individual part, they lack the passion and this shows in their performance, which is very poised and theatrical.

'Sanam Teri Kasam': Intense and emotional

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User Rating  


With a well-written screenplay and powerful performances by the debutant duo in Bollywood, the film tugs at your emotional chords and makes you empathise with Saru and her plight. Their love story is credible and their onscreen chemistry is strong and tangible.

'Ghayal Once Again': High-octane action, drama

IANS Rating  

User Rating  


The film starts off on a tacky note trying to establish the setting of the story and the characters. As the tale progresses, the film finds its focus when four college students stumble upon a murder. And then, the narrative picks up momentum and gallantly strides into the action arena.

'Airlift': A salute to an unsung hero

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User Rating  


The film starts off on a sluggish note, with a fairly slow pace and minimal drama, but picks up post intermission and more than makes up for the dull first half with drama, action, emotion thrown in for good measure.

Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Road Chip' - Entertaining roadless trip

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User Rating  


It is an adventure story with the usual hyper-frantic, song and dance sequences that will appeal to its young audience.

'Rebellious Flower': A sincere biopic

IANS Rating  

User Rating  


"Rebellious Flower" is a sincere biopic based on the life of the spiritual leader Osho Rajneesh.

'Chhota Bheem...': An exciting escapade for its young audience

IANS Rating  

User Rating  


For those uninitiated into the series, Chhota Bheem and his friends Chutki, Raju, Kalia along with Dholu, Bholu and Jaggu the monkey live in a fictional town of Dholakpur ruled by King Indravarma.

'Hate Story 3': Erotic revenge drama encore

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User Rating  


This apart, there are lots of erotic sex and a couple of lacklustre songs in Mika's voice, thrown in for good measure.

'Hate Story 3': Erotic revenge drama encore

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User Rating  


Of course in keeping with the theme of the franchise, revenge, remains the core issue at the heart of this film too.

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