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Giridhar Jha
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Giridhar Jha

The writer is Editor, Outlook-Hindi and a bilingual journalist with over three decades of experience. Also,  a National Award winner for Best Critic on Cinema.

Articles by Giridhar Jha

A Fanboy’s Bollywood: Before And After The Khans

A Fanboy’s Bollywood: Before And After The Khans

Oct 21, 2021 Giridhar Jha

How the larger-than-life Hindi film hero of ­yesteryears gave way to the relatable charm of Shah Rukh and...

Big B Owes It To Many A Helping Hand, And Jaya Bachchan Is Just One Of Them!

Big B Owes It To Many A Helping Hand, And Jaya Bachchan Is Just One Of Them!

Oct 11, 2021 Giridhar Jha

A low-down on the men and women who played a key role in making Amitabh Bachchan the Phenomenon that he...

Flashback: An Old-Timer Recalls Sepia-Toned Bollywood, In 70mm

Flashback: An Old-Timer Recalls Sepia-Toned Bollywood, In 70mm

Oct 06, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Oh, to be able to return to the dank, muggy, single-screen theatres in dusty mofussil towns, and to relive...

Bihar's Conundrum: To Drop Or Not To Drop JP Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia From PG Syllabus

Bihar's Conundrum: To Drop Or Not To Drop JP Narayan, Ram Manohar Lohia From PG Syllabus

Sep 29, 2021 Giridhar Jha

The removal of Jayaprakash Narayan and Ram Manohar Lohia’s works from the syllabi of a Bihar university...

Cycle Of Life: Nitish Kumar Shows How To Win Over Women And Win Elections

Cycle Of Life: Nitish Kumar Shows How To Win Over Women And Win Elections

Sep 22, 2021 Giridhar Jha

The humble bicycle has become the abiding image of Bihar CM’s efforts to give women the power to carve...

Will Chirag-Tejashwi Succeed Where Ram Vilas Paswan-Lalu Yadav Failed In Bihar?

Will Chirag-Tejashwi Succeed Where Ram Vilas Paswan-Lalu Yadav Failed In Bihar?

Sep 09, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Lalu and Paswan had forged an alliance against the NDA led by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ahead of the 2010...

Will Chirag-Tejashwi Succeed Where Ram Vilas Paswan-Lalu Yadav Failed In Bihar?

Will Chirag-Tejashwi Succeed Where Ram Vilas Paswan-Lalu Yadav Failed In Bihar?

Sep 09, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Lok Janskahti Party’s embattled leader Chirag and RJD scion Tejashwi have declined to attach political...

JD(U)’s No. 2 Problem: Battle For the Second In Command

JD(U)’s No. 2 Problem: Battle For the Second In Command

Sep 08, 2021 Giridhar Jha

JD(U) is embroiled in a struggle over which of its leaders is the mightiest after Nitish Kumar

Bihar Boy Set To Make Bollywood debut via Poland with 'No Means No'

Bihar Boy Set To Make Bollywood debut via Poland with 'No Means No'

Sep 04, 2021 Giridhar Jha

The movie also stars Indian actors such as veteran Gulshan Grover, Sharad Kapoor, Deep Raj Rana and Kat...

JD-U MLA Seen Walking In Underwear On Train Has Eyed Berth In Nitish Kumar Ministry For Long

JD-U MLA Seen Walking In Underwear On Train Has Eyed Berth In Nitish Kumar Ministry For Long

Sep 03, 2021 Giridhar Jha

The Gopalpur MLA Narendra Kumar Neeraj has since offered an explanation by saying he was wearing only the...

Forget 'Jungle Raj', BJP Likens Lalu-Rabri Reign In Bihar To Afghanistan Now

Forget 'Jungle Raj', BJP Likens Lalu-Rabri Reign In Bihar To Afghanistan Now

Sep 02, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Veteran BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi has likened the decade-and-a-half period between 1990 and 2005, when...

Nitish Says It’s Immaterial, But His Party Says He’s PM Material

Nitish Says It’s Immaterial, But His Party Says He’s PM Material

Sep 01, 2021 Giridhar Jha

The new refrain, coming every other day, can’t be without calculation. Subtle feelers to the Opposition...

I Still Call Directors For Work, Says Manoj Bajpayee

I Still Call Directors For Work, Says Manoj Bajpayee

Aug 26, 2021 Giridhar Jha INTERVIEWS Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj Bajpayee, the Bihar-born thespian, now called the Superstar of OTT, tells Giridhar Jha that he still...

OTT: Where Old Stars Are Reborn And New Stars Are Made

OTT: Where Old Stars Are Reborn And New Stars Are Made

Aug 26, 2021 Giridhar Jha

The novice, the neglected, the forgotten and the stars fallen by the wayside—all are flocking to the...

Method Hero: The King Of OTT Is Manoj Bajpayee

Method Hero: The King Of OTT Is Manoj Bajpayee

Aug 26, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Behind his many on-screen personas is one man with a single agenda­—to be a better version of himself...

‘Five Villages Or Face Mahabharat’: Bihar’s Own Little Yadav Family Epic

‘Five Villages Or Face Mahabharat’: Bihar’s Own Little Yadav Family Epic

Aug 25, 2021 Giridhar Jha

It’s Krishna vs Arjun, says elder brother Tej Pratap, on his tiff with Tejashwi. Rivals mock them with a...

Modi-Nitish Kumar Meeting: Will The BJP Give Nod To Caste Census in Bihar?

Modi-Nitish Kumar Meeting: Will The BJP Give Nod To Caste Census in Bihar?

Aug 23, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar led a delegation of ten parties to impress upon the Prime Minister the need for a caste...

Why Bollywood Desperately Wants Akshay Kumar’s ‘Bell Bottom’ Gamble To Pay Off

Why Bollywood Desperately Wants Akshay Kumar’s ‘Bell Bottom’ Gamble To Pay Off

Aug 19, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Akshay Kumar’s ‘Bell Bottom’ has understandably caused jubilation in the film industry, which is yet to...

Nitish, Tejashwi Find Common Ground On The Caste Census

Nitish, Tejashwi Find Common Ground On The Caste Census

Aug 18, 2021 Giridhar Jha

Has India’s OBC population gone way beyond the 27 per cent counted in 1931? The only way to know for sure...

Upper Caste Leaders Back In Circulation In Bihar

Upper Caste Leaders Back In Circulation In Bihar

Aug 12, 2021 Giridhar Jha

A Rajput in charge of JD(U), another in charge of RJD, a Brahmin at the helm in Congress. What exactly is...