thugs of hindustan

Thugs of Hindostan Movie Review: Amitabh, Aamir and Fatima will make you feel ‘thugged’ with this one

Set in 1795, Thugs of Hindostan, starring Amitabh Bachchan as Khudabaksh Azaad, Aamir Khan as Firangi Mallah, Fatima Sana Shaikh as Zafira Beg, Katrina Kaif as Suraiyya, wants you to feel the ‘nasha’ of ‘azaadi’ but sadly or not, half of the audience’s time is spent trying to understand and dissect Firangi. He is a […]

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Airtel introduces 5 new prepaid plans

With the increasing competition in the telecom sector, operators have been introducing new plans with better benefits. Recently, Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular removed the top-up plans that offered talk time, and introduced smart recharges. Now, Bharti Airtel has introduced five new FRCs (first recharge) prepaid plans priced between Rs 178 and Rs 559, offering […]

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Reliance receives India’s first LC payment via block-chain

In a first for India, HSBC Holdings Plc has executed a trade finance transaction using blockchain for an export by Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) to US-based Tricon Energy. The blockchain-enabled letter of credit (LC) transaction substantially reduced the time taken for such deals, RIL said in a press release. “The use of blockchain offers significant […]

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Delhi girls give up top college for lower ranked one if commute is not safe: Study

Girls in Delhi are willing to choose an academically worse college if it means travelling by a route that is perceived to be safer. They are also willing to fork out almost Rs 20,000 more per year than boys and spend 40 minutes longer on their daily commute if it meant less harassment. These are […]

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Netflix’s audience is multiplying. But so is its debt

Netflix, the streaming-video juggernaut, is growing with astonishing speed. And if you ignore the fact that it borrows billions to finance that growth, the company is a classic success story. Its ability to expand its global audience is truly impressive. The latest numbers show that Netflix gained more than 6 million paid subscribers around the […]

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DU approves nine new courses

Nine new courses, including one on Disability Studies and Literary Representations, have been approved by a panel of the Delhi University on Wednesday. A Standing Committee on Academic Matters approved the course on Disability Studies and Literary Representations that will be a part of masters course offered by the varsity’s English Department, said Professor Hansraj […]

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Why I Introduced Kancha Ilaiah’s Books in the DU Political Science Course

Delhi University’s standing committee for academic affairs has recommended that the word ‘Dalit’ be replaced with “bahujan’, “ambedkarwadi” or “scheduled caste” in books used by post graduate political science students. It recommended that three “controversial” books written by activist and academic Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd also be dropped from the reading list of political science students. […]

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Replace ‘Dalit’ with ‘bahujan’ in books, suggests DU academic panel

Delhi University’s (DU) standing committee for academic affairs on Wednesday recommended replacement of the word ‘Dalit’ with ‘bahujan’ or ‘ambedkarwadi’ in all the books being taught to students pursuing post-graduation in political science. The committee also recommended the removal of three books by Dalit activist Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd from the political science reading list after […]

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