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Hope other stars learn from Deepika!

'Does Deepika not have the right to raise her voice in a democratic and peaceful manner on an issue she considers important?''Why should one view her only as an actor and not appreciate her role as......

Oh, these self-appointed custodians of Islam and AMU!

The hounding of former AMU students by some alumni over their 'wining and dining' during Ramzan is deeply disturbing, says AMU Professor Mohammad Sajjad.'Intolerance, irrationality, bigotry,......

No ban on movie say Aligarh district authorities

District authorities on Sunday categorically denied having imposed any "ban" on the controversial film Aligarh, based on the life of an AMU professor who was sacked on charges of homosexuality,......

No screening of 'Aligarh', BJP Mayor seeks official ban

Controversial film 'Aligarh', based on the life of an AMU professor who was sacked on charges of homosexuality, was on Sunday not screened in Aligarh even as the city Mayor from the Bharatiya......

Heed the concerns of our writers

'The writers fear that the fringe is threatening to become the mainstream and the liberal space -- a must for any creative expression -- is fast shrinking,' says Mohammad Asim Siddiqui, as the......

My Name is Khan, A Decade Later

What has not changed in a decade is the character of Rizwan Khan.He is complex, multi-dimensional and lovable.In fact, his character continues to grow on you, notes Mohammad Asim Siddiqui. IMAGE:......

Secret Superstar removes the veil from Bollywood

'The Muslim identity of the family appears incidental to the subject of the film...''The self-sacrificing, suffering mother film could have belonged to any religion.''The abusive father, who......

Who doesn't want to escape reality for a while?

'While there cannot be any doubt that the national anthem should be shown utmost respect, cinema halls are not the most appropriate places to play the national anthem,' says Mohammad Asim......

Why you don't admire SRK in Raees

Raees does not have even a token sane Muslim character that has been a staple of Bollywood, says Mohammad Asim Siddiqui. A thin line separates the anti-hero of Hindi cinema from the villain. While......

Talat Aziz's genius elevates Majaz

Majaz, based on the life of Asraul Haq Majaz, the John Keats of Urdu poetry, marks Talat Aziz's debut as a composer in Hindi cinema.The film could have been an excellent biopic had it stuck to the......

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