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FirstpostGeneral News Jan 8, 2017

Autohead director Rohit Mittal: The human race’s definition of masculinity is scary

Rohit Mittal, the director of the film Autohead, which was released on Netflix on new year’s eve and has been gathering good reviews, talks about his inspiration, class and poverty ridden conflicts in India, and why he felt he needed to mock th... Read full coverage

Tags: Autohead, Deepak Sampat, documentary, FWeekend, Mockumentary, Mumbai, Netflix, Rohit Mittal, TheySaidIt

FirstpostGeneral News Jan 8, 2017

Alizeh, Udta Punjab, Mallika Dua, Baked: 2016 was the year of characters

2016 was a year which we will remember for the kind of people it introduced us to on celluloid and in web series, from Alia Bhatt's unnamed character in Udta Punjab, to the web series Baked, where each character has its own charm. The post Aliz... Read full coverage

Tags: 2016, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Alia Bhatt, Anushka Sharma, Baked, Bollywood, FWeekend, Mallika Dua, Shantanu Anam, throwback

FirstpostGeneral News Jan 8, 2017

How tattoo artist Mo Naga is working towards saving the rich tradition of Nagas

During his first year in college, Mo Naga stumbled upon the art of tattooing and decided to give it a go, more as a hobby than a profession. All that changed towards the end of his education when he discovered the rich tattooing tradition of the Naga... Read full coverage

Tags: didyouknow, FWeekend, Hornbill Festival, Mo Naga, Moranngam Khaling, Nagaland, Nagas, Tatoo, tattoo art, tattoo artist, Tattooing

FirstpostGeneral News Jan 8, 2017

Muzaffarnagar, Akhir Kyon: Documentary, backed by Sangh Parivar, offers new perspective on 2013 riots

Troubled by the Congress and Left parties' narrative of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, a 36 minute documentary, backed by the Sangh Parivar, will now offer a new perspective, the film ready for telecast in hundreds of colleges - including Left-le... Read full coverage

Tags: 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, ABVP, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, FWeekend, Muzaffarnagar, Muzaffarnagar Akhir Kyon, Muzaffarnagar riots, Nakul Sawhney, Sangh Parivar, Vivek Sinha, Why Muzzafarnagar?

FirstpostGeneral News Jan 8, 2017

Burhan Wani’s death has inspired a new wave of militancy in Kashmir, as young men pick up guns

Basir Rasool Dar and Waseem Ahmad Khanday wereamong the band of young men who picked up guns in 2016's summer uprising in Kashmir, after popular rebel commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani was killed on 8 July The post Burhan Wani’s death has ins... Read full coverage

Tags: Burhan Wani, FWeekend, Hizbul Mujahideen, Kashmir, Kashmir Azadi, Kashmir civilian uprising, Kashmir militancy, Kashmir uprising, Lashkar-e-Toiba, LongReads, Militancy, pro-azadi, WeekendReads

FirstpostGeneral News Jan 7, 2017

My disenchantment with BBC’s Sherlock: Will it recover from The Six Thatchers?

BBC's Sherlock has turned into a James Bond-Jason Bourne-esque thriller, eschewing mystery for assassins, shootouts and swimming pool brawls The post My disenchantment with BBC’s Sherlock: Will it recover from The Six Thatchers? appeared f... Read full coverage

Tags: BBC, BBC's Sherlock, Benedict Cumberbatch, Elementary, FWeekend, House, Jeremy Brett, John Watson, Martin Freeman, Moriarty, Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock season 4, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Six Thatchers, TV

FirstpostGeneral News Jan 7, 2017

Feroze the Forgotten Gandhi: A rich insight into the life of India’s original anti-corruption crusader

Feroze Gandhi, probably India’s original anti-corruption crusader, has over the years caught little attention of historians and authors. Veteran Swedish journalist Bertil Falk tries in earnest to address this information gap in his book titled ... Read full coverage

Tags: Bertil Falk, BookReview, Feroze Gandhi, Feroze the forgotten Gandhi, FWeekend, Indira Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi

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