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The VFX wand

The entire train sequence from Chennai Express with SRK, Deepika and the goons was shot inside a studio.

VFX can rub out the line between realism and fantasy and build elaborate scenes over skeletal props. Filmmakers are extensively using VFX these days and the results are truly brilliant

Bollywood’s wave of new

Anushka Sharma

A new generation of newcomers are ruling the roost. And that’s only good news

Social media venom

A still from the movie, Open Windows

Is free speech online being too regrettably misused, most often at someone else’s cost?

Blast from the past

The gramophone, VCR and the black and white chunky television set are a thing of the past now

The telegram is dead, the gramophone no longer sings, the postman doesn’t knock... Gen Y looks with wonderment at the pre-millennium era’s now defunct objects and absence of technology

Watch out for hidden cams

HRD minister Smriti Irani raised alarm over hidden camera in a store. (Photo: PTI)

With HRD minister Smriti Irani spotting a hidden camera pointing towards the changing room at a reputed store, women in the capital are taking measures to remain safe in trial rooms

Chasing the last name

Politician Rahul Gandhi has spent a lifetime under the heat of the magnifying glass — the perfect example for an individual

Be it Rahul Gandhi or Arjun Tendulkar, a famous last name often brings with it so much pressure

Arvind Kejriwal’s transfor-mation from an anti-corruption advocate and street fighter to a shrewd hard-boiled politician is a remarkable Indian political phenomenon without parallel.

“Descartes was wrong: To simply be conscious is not to be; Our constant song Is ‘I must make a mark, acknowledge me!’ The mirrored face Is not sufficient evidence that we Are in the race