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5 questions I have for J K Rowling
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5 questions I have for J K Rowling

'How did Hermoine fall for Weasley?' 20 years after Harry Potter made his debut, Vanita Kohli-Khandekar has some questions for its author. IMAGE: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Circa 2007: It is a chilly winter morning on July 21 in Knysna, a small town on the Garden coast in South Africa. I quickly get into the queue at the local book shop. We are on a driving holiday across the southern coast of a country that has its winter from June to August. There is no need for me to get ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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Rethinking the Indian film critic

Over the last decade the Indian film industry has reinvented itself.Do film critics need to do that too, asks Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. IMAGE: Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in Jab Harry Met Sejal. Imtiaz Ali's Jab Harry Met Sejal is a funny, breezy film. It takes you on a tour of Europe with Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in an unusual story about the search for her engagement ring. The first half grabs you and keeps you there, though the second sags a bit. It was, however, an enjoyable ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

The IPL jackpot: What will Sony do after Star's win?

Sony's estimated profit on IPL over 10 years is 2,500 crore. Why didn't it fight tooth and nail to keep the rights? Vanita Kohli-Khandekar asks some difficult questions after Star's wins IPL rights across TV and digital. Photograph: Courtesy BCCI  What will Sony do without the Indian Premier League or IPL? And why didn't it make a composite bid instead of bidding only for the TV rights? Will Star's ownership of the IPL finally give online the revenue heft it has been missing in India? ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago

Netflix Next Gen: Change is coming

The first phase of online video's growth is over. Netflix, Amazon, Hotstar, Voot, YouTube are all developing a new content ecosystem, finds Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. Netflix's global content budget for this year alone is $6 billion. Among its projects is the Saif Ali Khan-starrer Sacred Games.Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar.   The action in the Indian online video market has been breathless. Inside Edge, Amazon Prime Video India's first original series, came out in July. The 10 episodes ...
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ChuChu TV: It began with a dad's love for his daughter

Doting father Vinoth Chandar made an animation character based on his little girl to amuse her. Today, it has grown into Asia's biggest YouTube kids channel with 14 million subscribers from 75 countries. Vanita Kohli-Khandekar traces the journey. Vinoth Chander of ChuChu TV.Photograph: @Vinoth27/Twitter.   It started simply enough. Vinoth Chandar wanted to amuse his two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Harshita, affectionately nicknamed ChuChu. That is how the Chennai-based techie made an ...
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Coming soon: BBC News in Indian languages

The BBC is all set to produce daily newscasts in Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi and Marathi (in addition to the existing Hindi, Tamil and Urdu), Jim Egan, CEO, BBC Global News, tells Vanita Kohli-Khandekar.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Jim Egan, 48, waited patiently while an immigration officer at New York's JFK airport checked his passport. The CEO of BBC Global News, who was on a routine business trip to the US in January, knew from experience that US immigration officers are tough ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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